September 30, 2008

Array Networks Introduces New Green SSL VPN Series for Network-Level Access to Applications From Broad Spectrum of Devices

Array Networks Inc., a leading provider of optimized and secure universal access solutions, today announced the expansion of its power-efficient, green SPX series (1800, 2800, 4800, 5800, 6800). The new SPX series offers flexible remote identity-based access to enable a range of remote access options (Web, Layer-3, and application-specific) through common web browsers for a larger number of users than previously possible on the previous generation. It provides full network-level Layer 3 secure connectivity no matter where or how users access their networks, which increases overall productivity. The initial product of the new SPX series, the SPX 4800, was announced in June.

In comparison with competitors' solutions on the market, Array's SPX series consumes significantly less power. For example, SPX 2800 uses a maximum of 134 watts of power to support up to 1000 concurrent users, which equals 0.13 watt of power per concurrent user. It not only helps businesses cut back on energy consumption but also provides cost-savings in the data center. In addition, the new SPX series has a positive effect on a customer's environmental initiatives.

Array's new SPX series provides users access to business-critical applications and resources through both managed and un-managed devices such as desktops, laptops, mobile phones and PDAs, whether they are local, remote, fixed or wireless. Additionally, it offers users simple remote desktop access to office desktops as well as identity-based access control over WLAN Networks. With Array's SPX series, different classes of users are given different levels of access from the moment they log-in, which ensures the highest level of network security.

The SPX's innovative reverse-proxy technology enables files, Web pages and Web applications to be transformed automatically and presented within a secure portal for remote access. Because users never access corporate networks or applications directly, Array's Web proxy is the safest remote access method available. Utilizing an on-the-fly client that is universally compatible, Array's network-level Layer-3 connectivity over SSL is transparent to the existing network infrastructure without the need to download any clients. This also comes with significant improvements in its Layer 3 VPN support for MacOS, Firefox and Mobile platforms as well as in its stand-alone client.

Array SPX series supports up to 256 separate SSL VPN virtual customized portals and allows organizations to support multiple business units, partners, and customers on a single platform. It offers both a CLI and a Web user interface that can easily be customized to create an intuitive management system. Additionally, third-party applications can be used to automate management tasks which greatly reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) and thereby increases productivity.

"As more businesses from SMBs to large enterprises adopt telecommuting, secure remote access is more important than ever," said Michael Zhao, president and CEO of Array Networks. "The new SPX series provides the most secure identity based access across different devices and access methods while delivering higher performance and scalability. This allows businesses to give their employees the greatest amount of freedom to be productive wherever and whenever works best."

The new SPX series contains the following five products and supports organizations of any size, from SMBs through global enterprises from tens to thousands of users.

  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SPX 1800  SPX 2800  SPX 4800  SPX 5800  SPX 6800 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Max Concurrent Users  100       1,200     6,000     12,000    64,000 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Form Factor           1U        1U        1U        2U        2U ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

About Array Networks

Founded in 2000, Array Networks is a global leader in enterprise secure application delivery and universal access solutions for rapidly growing SSL VPN and application acceleration markets. More than 2,500 customers worldwide including enterprises, service providers, government and vertical organizations in healthcare, finance, insurance and education rely on Array to provide anytime, anywhere secure and optimized access. Industry leaders including Deloitte, Red Herring, and Frost and Sullivan have recognized Array as a market and technology leader.