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  • 01 March, 2005 14:45

<p>~ New 1200 Series appliance provides the industry's best price and performance for large-scale deployments to remote and branch offices ~</p>
<p>MELBOURNE, Aust. -- March 1, 2005 -- Packeteer®, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKTR), the pioneer and global leader in WAN Application Traffic Management, today announced the 1200 Series, offering the industry's most cost-effective appliance for managing WAN application traffic at remote and branch offices. Available immediately, the 1200 Series delivers superior application visibility, leading application control, best-of-breed compression and centralised management.</p>
<p>There are an estimated four million wide area network links worldwide and industry reports cite them as the second highest recurring IT expense behind personnel. Widely used in data centres and international locations, many distributed enterprises have been unable to justify fully integrated application traffic management solutions at smaller offices and branch locations. The 1200 provides an integrated, four-in-one product with Layer 7 classification, control, compression and enterprise-wide central management and reporting that meets the price and performance demands for controlling WAN performance and application QoS in enterprises with 10 or more remote sites and branch offices.</p>
<p>"Performance matters most where business is being done - and the centre of business is increasing shifting from the traditional corporate headquarters to branch offices and remote locations. IT has their job on the line to deliver application availability and performance and now they have the right toolset for the job," said Peter Owen, Territory Manager, Australia &amp; New Zealand for Packeteer. "Compared to alternatives such as adding bandwidth, the 1200 offers an extremely attractive six month return on investment -- enabling IT to better control their WAN and save money."</p>
<p>Capabilities in the 1200 include the ability to:</p>
<p>* deliver network monitoring, application-level control, and compression at link speeds up to 2 Mbps within the same platform;</p>
<p>* automatically identify and respond to new applications and new or suspicious hosts on the network;</p>
<p>* provide per-flow data on hosts and applications to troubleshoot network issues in real-time;</p>
<p>* enable the successful rollout of new infrastructures and applications, including MPLS and Voice Over IP; and</p>
<p>* create a centralised reporting and management system for every appliance.</p>
<p>The 1200 Series is available immediately from authorised Packeteer reseller and service provider partners worldwide. Manufacturer's suggested list price starts at A$2,795.</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 organisations with patented network visibility, control, and acceleration capabilities delivered through a family of intelligent, scalable appliances. For more information, visit the company's web site at</p>
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David Sanday
Bowes Communications
+61 (0)2 9387 2333</p>
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