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Expand Networks Positioned in the ‘Leaders’ Quadrant for the 2009 WAN Optimisation Controllers Magic Quadrant

Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute
  • 03 July, 2009 09:52

<p>Sydney, AUST – 2nd July 2009 – Expand Networks www.expand.com, the leader in optimising WANs for branch office consolidation and virtualisation, today announced that it has been positioned by leading analyst firm Gartner, Inc. in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant of its 2009 ‘WAN Optimisation Controllers Magic Quadrant’, based upon its ability to execute and completeness of vision. The report, authored by Andy Rolfe and Joe Skorupa, was published on 30th June 2009 and can be viewed here</p>
<p>Gartner’s definition of companies within the ‘Leaders’ quadrant is, “Leaders exhibit an ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in their product offerings and by raising awareness of the importance of these features. We expect a Leader to be growing the market as a whole, and to have solutions that resonate with an increasing number of enterprises. Leaders in the WOC market need to have a broad feature set, including QoS, generic compression, protocol acceleration and file system acceleration, with the majority of features proven in substantial real-world implementations. They also need to be able to offer sales and support on a global basis.”</p>
<p>“We are delighted to be positioned by Gartner as a ‘Leader’ in its latest ‘WAN Optimisation Controllers Magic Quadrant’ for 2009. This is a true testament to our proven ability to execute on our business strategy, sales objectives and technical direction,” explained Adam Davison, VP corporate sales and marketing, Expand Networks. “Having been the pioneer of WAN optimisation technology over a decade ago it is very gratifying that we are still recognised as a leader in the market today. Our product innovation continues to set new industry standards whilst effectively addressing the many challenges faced by today’s enterprises in balancing a distributed organisation against the backdrop of centralised and virtualised IT infrastructures.”</p>
<p>Expand has a broad and comprehensive range of WAN optimisation solutions for datacentre, branch office, remote user and mobile workforce environments. It’s portfolio of Accelerator platforms are available as hardware appliances, virtual images for virtualised infrastructures and client software for remote desktops and laptops, all running a single operating system and centrally managed by ExpandView, offering greater deployment flexibility and manageability. Its innovative virtualisation capabilities mean that it can both operate as a virtual solution within virtualised infrastructures as well as being able to accelerate virtualised applications. Expand’s solutions address many of today’s enterprise challenges and IT initiatives including server based computing, server consolidation and replacement, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and satellite link optimisation.</p>
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<p>About the Magic Quadrant</p>
<p>The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted (30th June 2009) by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>About Expand Networks</p>
<p>Expand Networks is the pioneer and leader in the WAN Optimisation market. 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 Optimisation products to US Government and Military agencies (greater than 10,000 units) and also has the most units deployed at a single corporate location, (3,000).</p>
<p>Expand Networks, Accelerator, Expand Compass, ExpandView are trademarks of Expand Networks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>

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