September 4, 2008
Exinda Networks Helps Universities Comply With New Law to Prevent Illegal Downloads
A recent update to the Higher Education Act of 1965 requires universities to have a plan to combat the illegal downloading of music, videos and other copyrighted works on college campus networks. The new law calls for universities to consider the use of technology-based deterrents such as bandwidth shaping and traffic monitoring technology to prevent illegal peer-to-peer file sharing. Exinda Networks has helped a wide variety of educational institutions worldwide to implement bandwidth shaping and traffic monitoring solutions since 2002.
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) will be writing the rules to implement this legislation. The DOE will host several regional meetings over the next few months to gather input on the rule making. In the interim, universities are required to make a good faith effort to comply with the new law.
"While illegal downloads of music and videos on college campuses has been an issue for quite some time, the new law brings this issue to the forefront," said Con Nikolouzakis, Exinda's chief executive officer. "Exinda's core strengths in network monitoring, bandwidth management and traffic shaping have enabled us to help a wide variety of educational institutions long before this law. Not only can our solutions prevent illegal peer-to-peer file sharing, they improve the performance of Internet traffic and save universities money by making the most efficient use of the schools' bandwidth links."
Exinda Networks offers free, no risk trials of its bandwidth management and traffic shaping appliances. Exinda also hosts free Webinars for universities' IT professionals to become familiar with bandwidth shaping and traffic management solutions.
For information on upcoming Webinars, visit http://www.exinda.com/webinar.
About Exinda Networks
Exinda Networks is a global supplier of bandwidth management, traffic shaping and application acceleration solutions that provide application visibility for enterprise, government and service provider clients. Founded in 2002, Exinda's mission is to ensure optimal and consistent application performance over the WAN and reduce network operating costs. Exinda has more than 1,500 customers in more than 40 countries around the world. Exinda's award winning technology is available by contacting leading resellers or Exinda directly.
Exinda's research and development offices are located in Melbourne, Australia. Exinda's U.S. headquarters is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Additional corporate offices are located in Amsterdam, Dubai, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mexico City, Salt Lake City, Sao Paulo, Toronto and Zurich. For more information, visit www.exinda.com.