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Large Research and Education Network Boosts Network and Security Monitoring with Emulex

Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, announced that the Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd. (REANNZ) has deployed the EndaceProbe™ Intelligent Network Recorder (INR) and the EndaceVision™ Network Visibility Software to improve network and security monitoring of its 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE)-based network. REANNZ’s high-speed network connects nearly 170 institutions, including universities, Crown Research Institutes, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, Wānanga schools and innovative businesses. With points of presence (PoPs) throughout New Zealand, the United States and Australia, member organizations can leverage the REANNZ network to link to other research and education networks to facilitate the creation of the next generation of disruptive technological innovations.

“The REANNZ network is designed to capture and share huge international datasets, enabling data intensive, complex research experiments. It is critical that our network is highly secure and available 24/7 in order to provide our members with confidence that they can collaborate with their partners in New Zealand and abroad without their data being compromised,” said Steve Cotter, chief executive officer, REANNZ. “We selected the Emulex EndaceProbe INR for its ability to report on network usage within minutes, versus the hours it took previously, enabling us to take proactive security measures and quickly rectify network performance issues.”

The REANNZ network was designed to provide minimal latency and jitter, so data can travel quickly between points without delay and without compromising users’ productivity. REANNZ has 23 national and two international PoPs and required a solution that would quickly determine when and why a performance issue occurred, ensuring the correct response to restore performance and help reduce bottlenecks as large flows of data are passed over the network. Additionally, REANNZ faced legal and customer requirements to monitor and protect the network from security breaches because these PoPs are in the public domain.

REANNZ deployed the EndaceProbe INR to monitor its Los Angeles and Sydney international circuits to deliver continuous packet capture and network recording, while providing nanosecond accurate timestamps for every packet. With the ability to monitor all of the data passing through the PoPs, REANNZ leverages the EndaceProbe INR to detect anomalies on the network and take corrective action when an issue occurs, ensuring the best possible performance of the network for its members. The EndaceVision software suite is an integrated feature of the EndaceProbe INR and provides REANNZ with the ability to identify the root cause of increased network traffic latency or security events quickly and efficiently.

“A bulletproof, reliable network is critically important to a research and education network such as REANNZ, as downtime or security breaches could lead to declines in membership or loss of government funding,” said Mike Riley, senior vice president and general manager, Endace division of Emulex. “Emulex solutions allow REANNZ to maintain tight network performance monitoring, while reducing packet loss and the time it takes to pinpoint and diagnose bottlenecks or security events on their network, helping ensure member satisfaction and the ability to continue to grow the organization.”

Since deploying the EndaceProbe INR, REANNZ has already realized an immediate return on investment (ROI) with the discovery that their international carrier was not operating the link properly, allowing REANNZ to recoup thousands of dollars. In addition, with the EndaceProbe INR Packets of Interest (POI) feature, which locates packets relating to any search, REANNZ was able to reduce the time it took to locate and extract packet data from hours to minutes by ensuring only relevant areas of the disk, whereas legacy packet capture solutions took hours to download packet data.

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Established in 2005, Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd (REANNZ) is a crown-owned company that operates a national advanced network for the research and education sector in New Zealand. REANNZ connects all New Zealand Universities, Crown Research Institutes and many Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, Wānaga and schools to over 100 other international research networks. For more information about REANNZ, please visit http://reannz.co.nz

About Emulex
Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex’s products enable unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The Company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex’s monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) please visit http://www.Emulex.com.

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Other factors affecting these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to the following: faster than anticipated declines in the storage networking market, slower than expected growth of the converged networking market or the failure of our Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to successfully incorporate our products into their systems; our dependence on a limited number of customers and the effects of the loss of, decrease in or delays of orders by any such customers, or the failure of such customers to make timely payments; the emergence of new or stronger competitors as a result of consolidation movements in the market; the timing and market acceptance of our products or our OEM customers’ new or enhanced products; costs associated with entry into new areas of the network connectivity and visibility markets; the variability in the level of our backlog and the variable and seasonal procurement patterns of our customers; any inadequacy of our intellectual property protection and the costs of actual or potential third-party claims of infringement and any related indemnity obligations or adverse judgments; the effect of any actual or potential unsolicited offers to acquire us; proxy contests or the activities of activist investors; impairment charges, including but not limited to goodwill and intangible assets; changes in tax rates or legislation; the effects of acquisitions; the effects of terrorist activities, natural disasters, and any resulting disruption in our supply chain or customer purchasing patterns or any other resulting economic or political instability; the highly competitive nature of the markets for our products as well as pricing pressures that may result from such competitive conditions; the effect of rapid migration of customers towards newer, lower cost product platforms; transitions from board or box level to application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for selected applications; a shift in unit product mix from higher-end to lower-end or mezzanine card products; a faster than anticipated decrease in the average unit selling prices or an increase in the manufactured cost of our products; delays in product development; our reliance on third-party suppliers and subcontractors for components and assembly; our ability to attract and retain key technical personnel; our ability to benefit from our research and development activities as well as government grants related thereto; our dependence on international sales and internationally produced products; changes in accounting standards; and any resulting regulatory changes on our business. These and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements and are discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, under the caption “Risk Factors.”

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