Press Release: September 25, 2007
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ProCurve Networking by HP First to Implement Wireless Traffic Monitoring Standard

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 25, 2007

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ProCurve Networking by HP today announced the first industry implementation of sFlow technology for wireless network access, a move designed to provide customers with increased visibility into wireless network traffic.

sFlow boosts insight into network traffic both in wired and wireless environments, and it scales to large network deployments, allowing customers to quickly respond to security threats.

By integrating sFlow with the ProCurve Wireless Edge Services xl Module and the newly launched WESM zl module, ProCurve is bolstering its strategy for the unification of wired and wireless infrastructure.

“By including sFlow technology in our wireless platform, we are making it easier for enterprises to monitor network devices, enforce security and analyze traffic flows across both a wired and wireless infrastructure,” said Paul Congdon, chief technology officer, ProCurve Networking by HP. “ProCurve is committed to industry leadership and creating open standards to deliver advanced technologies that fortify security, increase productivity and reduce complexity.”

ProCurve and InMon Corporation jointly developed the wireless extensions for sFlow, an industry-standard technology that uses packet-based traffic sampling to provide network-wide visibility.

“We are pleased to be working with ProCurve Networking by HP, the market leader in open standards-based networking, to develop a new sFlow standard for wireless networking products,” said Peter Phaal, president, InMon Corporation. “Wireless networks have traditionally been difficult to monitor and manage. sFlow for wireless gives visibility into how and where the wireless network is being used, enabling targeted control actions.”

Customers will be able to use wireless sFlow to assist in wireless deployment, troubleshooting wireless signal or performance issues, as well as gaining visibility into network traffic such as top talkers, top applications and connections. When combined with a management application such as ProCurve Manager software, sFlow will also give customers pervasive, unified wired and wireless network visibility and control that has not been available in the past.

“We are excited about the benefits that wireless sFlow can bring to St. Francis High School for our wireless deployment,” said Larry Steinke, director of technology for St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif. “The sFlow tools for troubleshooting, network visibility and the detection of wireless-specific security threats will be key advantages in our mobility program and development.”

About ProCurve Networking by HP

The ProCurve Networking business unit of HP delivers wired and wireless enterprise networking products, services and solutions. The foundation for ProCurve’s business model is the Adaptive Networks strategy in which networks are adaptive to users, applications and an organization’s needs.

ProCurve was positioned in the challenger quadrant in research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc.’s 2006 Magic Quadrant Report for Global Campus LANs and is the No. 2 networking company worldwide measured in both ports and Ethernet switch market revenue according to Dell’Oro Group.

Further information on ProCurve networking solutions, products and lifetime warranty is available at www.procurve.com.

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