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Packeteer Accelerates Next Generation IPv6 with Mentat SkyX Version 6.0

  • 31 March, 2005 16:05

<p>SYDNEY, Australia, March 31, 2005 – Packeteer®, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKTR), the pioneer and global leader in WAN Application Traffic Management, today announced the availability of Mentat® SkyX® software version 6.0, adding military-standard SCPS Transport Protocol over IPv6 functionality to the industry’s leading satellite-link acceleration products.</p>
<p>The award-winning Mentat SkyX product line is the leading solution for overcoming the limitations of Internet Protocol when used over satellite and long delay wide-area network (WAN) links. The SkyX Gateway and SkyX Client/Server products transparently combine TCP acceleration, Web acceleration, and data compression technologies to increase download speeds and improve connection responsiveness, while efficiently conserving satellite bandwidth.</p>
<p>The new SkyX v6.0 supports SCPS (Space Communications Protocol Standards Transport Protocol) over IPv6 functionality, particularly important for military next-generation networks and organizations moving from IPv4 to IPv6, which build on SCPS interoperability for maximum network performance for remote network connectivity. Mentat, involved in IPv6 development from its early days in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), first demonstrated IPv6 functionality in 1995 and has continued to be an integral partner in the development of IPv6, the next generation of Internet Protocol (IP), expanding Internet addressing to allow for the continued growth of the Internet while making changes to improve efficiency and add critical new functionality.</p>
<p>“TCP acceleration over IPv6 is an important performance enhancement for next generation networks, including military, enterprise and government customers who need acceleration for their networks as they move from IPv4 to IPv6,” said Peter Owen, Territory Manager, Packeteer, Australia &amp; New Zealand. “Packeteer continues Mentat’s longtime leadership in developing acceleration technologies and high performance networking solutions. We’re delighted to continue this with IPV6.”</p>
<p>Along with IPv6 acceleration, the new SkyX firmware version 6.0 features:
 Browser-based User Interface for easier installation and management of SkyX devices.
 SSL/SSH Support provides secure management of SkyX devices.
 Radius Authentication for authenticating users managing SkyX devices using the widely deployed standard service.
 Bridging and Routing Modes for easier integration into a wider range of customer network topologies.</p>
<p>SkyX v6.0 will be available in early April 2005 for immediate delivery from Packeteer via the current SkyX support packages. The 6.0 release supports the XR10, XH45, and XH155 SkyX Gateways, as well as SS10, SS45 and SS155 SkyX Servers.</p>
Award-winning Mentat SkyX products accelerate TCP/IP protocols to allow high-performance Internet access over satellite-based networks. Internet service providers, corporations, and government organizations in over 95 countries across all seven continents use Mentat SkyX products for accelerating their satellite and other high latency WAN links. More information on Mentat SkyX products can be found at</p>
Packeteer®, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKTR) is the global market leader in Application Traffic Management for wide area networks. Deployed at more than 7,000 companies in 50 countries, Packeteer solutions empower IT organizations with patented network visibility, control, and acceleration capabilities delivered through a family of intelligent, scalable appliances. For more information, contact Packeteer at +1 (408) 873-4400 or visit the company's web site at</p>
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<p>Packeteer, Mentat, and SkyX are registered trademarks of Packeteer, Inc. Other names may be trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.</p>
David Sanday
Bowes Communications
+61 (0)2 9387 2333</p>

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