Array Networks is One of the Best Positioned Vendors in Stratecast SSL VPN Report

MILPITAS, CA , October 10 , 2005 — Array Networks, a leader in secure, accelerated IP access solutions, today announced that the company and its flagship SPX5000 SSL VPN system was one of five companies identified as “in the best position” in a new report on the evolving secure remote access (SSL VPN) industry published by Stratecast Partners, a division of Frost & Sullivan. The report was written by Michael Suby, senior research analyst, Stratecast Partners, a division of Frost& Sullivan. A leading industry authority, Mr. Suby was among the first wave of industry analysts to track the SSL VPN segment.

The report, SSL VPN Name Disconnected from Product Direction, focuses on the evolution of SSL VPNs for secure remote access and the additional features and functionality of each appliance that make these products a replacement product for traditional IPSec VPNs. Stratecast advocated that the evolution in SSL VPNs warrants a new category – resource gateways.

“In the Resource Gateway market, Array is building an impressive portfolio of customers for its SPX Series SSL VPN solution,” said Suby. “Array is one of the limited number of vendors with broad functionality in all three functional categories – connectivity, security, and performance. The company has shown strong focus and dedication under the leadership of Dr. Michael Zhao. While Array is smaller and lesser-known among the five companies best positioned to deliver a comprehensive Resource Gateway solution, its market progress with customers and partners demonstrate that its purpose-built, high-octane platform is second to none in supporting all three functionality categories simultaneously.”

“We agree with Mr. Suby and Stratecast Partners that the SSL VPN market is continuing to evolve,” said Michael Zhao, president and CEO, Array Networks. “We are delighted that he has validated Array’s strategy, success and leadership in building an industry-leading platform that delivers security, performance and scalability for our application networking products.”

Array’s SPX Series SSL VPN solutions deliver the industry’s highest levels of performance, integration, scalability and security providing IT professionals with a single platform that can deliver hosted and remote access solutions that are easy to implement and manage.

Array’s SPX5000 is the only single SSL VPN system that supports up to 64,000 concurrent users, 250 VLANs, and 128 virtual sites, combined with extremely low latency. Array’s SPX series offers unsurpassed levels of scalability and performance; no other vendor can scale to the number of users supported by the SPX5000 in a single system nor can they match the application delivery speed and performance especially at high concurrent user configurations. The Array SPX5000 is the leading choice for large enterprise environments, mission-critical institutions, including finance and healthcare, retail, manufacturing, as well as service providers and IT/communications outsourcing providers.

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About Array Networks Array Networks is the technology leader in scalable, secure and optimized application delivery. Built on SpeedStackT technology, Array’s SSL VPN and acceleration solutions secure and optimize application infrastructures that enable customers to maximize user productivity. Widely deployed in business critical Global 2000 environments, Array products are the most scalable and highest performing on the market. Array is headquartered in Milpitas, California, with offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and sells through direct and indirect channels across the globe. Customers include financial institutions, healthcare organizations, telecommunications companies, large enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers. For more information, visit or call 1-866-MY-ARRAY and (408) 240-8700. # # #

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