November 5, 2008

Invest to Save – Expand Networks WAN Optimization Technology Helps Organizations Beat the Credit Crunch

With arguably most companies dramatically revising their IT budgets for 2009 and beyond as a result of the financial meltdown, Expand Networks, a leading provider of application acceleration solutions over the Wide Area Network (WAN), believes that investment in its WAN Optimization technology provides multiple benefits for organizations, particularly in the most challenging of economic conditions.

Reduced budgets do not stem the ever increasing amount of information flowing over the WAN and into the datacenter, but do demand IT seek additional efficiency and cost savings. IT initiatives such as centralized and virtualized computing can address this by providing reduced TCO with reductions in staffing, licensing, maintenance and upgrades. Expand Networks' WAN Optimization technology enables these multiple projects that help the company's bottom line by maximizing application performance and user productivity at the branch office.

During the previous buoyant years, organizations have invested heavily in key infrastructure components such as the WAN and LAN, but as the industry enter the lean times, so IT will need to extend amortization. Expand Networks' WAN Optimization technology can help by enabling multiple projects including Satellite, Consolidation and Virtualization initiatives without the need to upgrade the infrastructure, gaining a renewed ROI and greater TCO on the existing infrastructure, in addition to the Expand Networks technology.

As a result, Expand Networks has launched a TCO/ROI Calculator Tool ( designed to show organizations the value of its technology and the cost savings it can bring by enabling IT initiatives such as Satellite, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Virtualization, Server-Based Computing and Server Consolidation. Taking into account all aspects of the business from user productivity to server maintenance costs, the Calculator Tool adapts to specific customer requirements to deliver an accurate and professional report on TCO and ROI for CIO/CFO review.

"With IT spending plans for next year being significantly cut, organizations need to invest in proven products that enable multiple projects and achieve efficiency and cost savings for the business," said Adam Davison, VP Corporate Sales and Marketing, Expand Networks. "Expand Networks has an invest to save technology - a single investment that enables many critical IT projects, guaranteeing the user experience and business continuity to help organizations ride out the impending recession."

About Expand Networks

Expand Networks is the pioneer and leader in the WAN Optimization market and is positioned by Gartner Inc. in the 'Leaders' quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, 2007(i). Expand helps organizations simplify their IT infrastructure while delivering remote offices fast, reliable and secure access to networked applications. This results in improved user productivity and cost-effective IT management. Expand offers a multi-service integrated platform that ensures superior performance for any application over any network. From its headquarters in Roseland, NJ and its global locations, Expand Networks serves more than 3,500 enterprise and public sector customers in over 100 countries including: American Express, Bacardi USA, BMW, Continental Airlines, Carr America, Colgate, Elizabeth Arden, Reed Exhibitions, Target and United States Department of Defense with over 40,000 units deployed and over 2,000 MS Terminal Services and Citrix customers. Expand is the largest supplier of WAN Optimization products to US Government and Military agencies (greater than 10,000 units) and also has the most units deployed at a single corporate location, (4,500).

Expand Networks, Accelerator, Expand Compass, ExpandView are trademarks of Expand Networks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

(i) Gartner Research "Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers 2007" by Andy Rolfe and Joe Skorupa. Published December 14, 2007. Report ID Number G00153256