TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exinda, a global leader in network optimization and bandwidth management solutions, announced today that Horizon Food Group has implemented Exinda Network Orchestrator to help guarantee critical unified communications applications like Citrix, always have the bandwidth they need to perform as promised.
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Horizon Food Group, a leading manufacturer of specialty food products, was previously using a Blue Coat PacketShaper appliance, but found that over time, the technology’s user interface became slow and arduous and couldn’t meet the performance demands of new applications.
“More and more organizations are replacing traditional WAN solutions because they address application performance in silos and require you to apply acceleration separately from traffic shaping,” says Kevin Kirksey, VP of Sales, Exinda. “IT teams choose Exinda over competitors because they need an integrated solution that provides diagnostics, shaping and acceleration in a single, easy to use suite, an approach far better suited for business critical applications.”
Horizon Food Group replaced its legacy appliance and installed Exinda Network Orchestrator at four locations. With Exinda’s fully integrated wan optimization solution, they were able to:
- Monitor network activity in real-time and identify how users were consuming bandwidth across the enterprise
- Create policies to prioritize business critical applications like Citrix, printing and email
- Schedule file transfers, backups and replication outside of peak business hours to avoid network congestion and service delays
- Control recreational traffic, eliminate wasteful consumption and avoid costly bandwidth upgrades
“What I was so impressed with was right out of the box, the policies fell in line with our critical business applications,” says Roger Beard, Director of Information Systems at Horizon Food Group. “It was super easy to install Exinda and prioritize how bandwidth is used. The configuration took about 5 minutes and it was instantly better than what we were receiving before.”
Exinda is a leading global supplier of WAN solutions that enable organizations to assure a predictable user experience for strategic business applications through policy-based WAN Orchestration. Exinda solutions intelligently allocate network bandwidth and optimize traffic based on the priorities of the business. The company has helped more than 4,000 organizations in over 80 countries worldwide assure application performance, improve the end-user experience, contain recreational applications and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive.