November 12, 2008
Expand Networks Wins Orbotech to Optimize WAN and Maximize User Productivity
Expand Networks, www.expand.com a leading provider of application acceleration solutions over the Wide Area Network (WAN), today announced that Orbotech, an international developer and manufacturer of optical inspection systems used in manufacturing circuit boards, has chosen Expand Networks' WAN Optimisation technology to accelerate and prioritize business critical applications and improve the user experience at its worldwide branch offices.
Orbotech operates in a MPLS environment with branch offices in EMEA, Asia and North America connected via corporate VPN over the WAN. Branch offices were struggling with poor performance of Oracle applications, Oracle over FTP and lack of prioritization with VoIP, resulting in frustrated remote users. Expand Networks was chosen to for its integrated WAN optimization technologies of compression, Quality of Service (QoS) and acceleration to improve network performance, and accelerate all applications to maximize business efficiency.
With the solution now in place, Orbotech is experiencing better network performance and efficiency as Yossi Gross, IT Manager, Orbotech explains, "The solution has enabled users in various branches of the company around the world to work better and faster with Oracle applications. In addition, FTP file transfer was significantly improved without impairing user experience of the critical applications."
"Expand Networks' unique ability to accelerate and prioritize all applications can deliver a fully optimized WAN and high performing applications, as Orbotech can testify to," said Mike Betz, VP Sales EMEA, Expand Networks. "In testing economic conditions, Expand WAN Optimization technology is an attractive investment for organizations by providing many benefits, including delivering a constant user experience to maintain business continuity and enabling user productivity to be maximized."
Orbotech is an Israeli international high-tech publicly owned company that manufactures and markets equipment to the electronic industry. The company deals mainly with automatic system for optical inspection (AOI - Automated Optical Inspection) and related equipment.
Orbotech is amongst the world leading companies in development, manufacturing and marketing Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) used in the manufacturing of Circuit Boards (PCB). In addition it is a main supplier of optical inspection systems used during the manufacture of flat monitors (FPD). Company stocks are traded as ORBK in NASDAQ.
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 (www.expand.com) 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, (10,000).
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(i) Gartner Research "Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers 2007" by Andy Rolfe and Joe Skorupa. Published December 14, 2007. Report ID Number G00153256