Uplogix Gains Market Momentum with Demand for Next-Generation Secure Remote Management Technology

Customer adoption more than doubled in last year; Leading vehicle auction provider ADESA deploys Uplogix secure remote management platform to improve network performance, reduce IT costs across distributed infrastructure

Interop New York – October 22, 2007 – Uplogix, the leading provider of next-generation secure remote management solutions, today announced it has gained significant market share over the last 12 months with a 133% percent increase in customer adoption of its award-winning family of remote management solutions. Financial services, energy, healthcare and retail sectors across the U.S. and EMEA have been the strongest adopters. Uplogix credits security and compliance pressures, rising IT support costs, and legacy IT infrastructures as key market drivers. By offering the first comprehensive platform that integrates persistent connectivity, virtual administration, and secure management capabilities for distributed IT infrastructures, Uplogix is defining a new technology approach to the long-standing burden of managing remote offices and data centers.

"IT staffs must manage a growing number of remote locations without increased headcounts. With 11 percent annual growth in the number of branch offices, it’s imperative for them to have both local and centralized management tools to help deliver consistent and cost-effective application performance over the WAN," says Robin Gareiss, executive vice president of Nemertes Research. "In our research, the more sophisticated IT executives who run ‘aggressive’ IT organizations consistently place ‘automated problem/resolution’ as a key item on their wish lists. They want tools that replace manual processes for maintenance and recovery with automation. We expect a growing number of IT staffs to look for these capabilities."

ADESA (NYSE:KAR), a leading provider of wholesale vehicle auctions and related vehicle redistributed services, recently deployed Uplogix to manage its network device activity across 100+ remote offices and data centers, to ensure its online and onsite auction markets are not affected by outages. ADESA has experienced enhanced network performance, minimized its management burden, and reduced IT support costs across its IT infrastructure spanning 20 U.S. states and Canada.

“Remotely managing our IT devices across a range of locations with a limited support staff was painfully time-consuming and costly, creating a burden that made it more challenging to focus on other critical IT responsibilities,” said Chris Roberts, network and security manager, ADESA. “Uplogix has one of the few solutions I have purchased and deployed in my career that actually performs as advertised. My team took it out of the box, plugged it in, and it just worked.”

Uplogix’ next-generation secure remote management platform addresses the critical challenges of managing distributed IT enterprises. Uplogix is the first to integrate persistent connectivity, virtual administration, and secure management capabilities to alleviate the risk, complexity and cost inherent in managing highly remote offices and data centers:

  • Persistent Connectivity. The Uplogix management appliance directly connects to managed servers and network devices within enterprise datacenters or remote office locations to ensure secure, always-on connectivity, providing IT staff with 24/7 access even during network downtime.
  • Virtual Administration. Performs a majority of the administration, maintenance and recovery tasks that an on-site technician would do today, but faster, error-free and at a fraction of the cost. For large scale implementations, a Web-based platform is available to provide a unified view and centralized control of all Uplogix management appliances and the managed devices connected to them.
  • Secure Management. Provides consistent security and management policy enforcement enabling users to control who has access to network devices and servers, what they are doing with these devices, and to accurately report on all interactions in order to satisfy security and compliance audits, even during network outages.

Uplogix appliances are available in 4-, 8-, 16-, and 32- port models.

“We have seen a steady increase in remote management technology spending over the last year, and expect it to continue through 2008 due to pressing initiatives such as compliance and security,” said Tom Goldman, CEO, Uplogix. “We are also seeing our solution becoming a key component to enterprise networking, which tells us we are relieving a pain point that has long been viewed as unsolvable. Uplogix remains dedicated to helping enterprises transform IT from an operational burden and cost center to a strategic business value driver.”

Uplogix is exhibiting at Interop in New York, October 24-25 in Booth #364. For more news, case studies and product information, please visit www.uplogix.com.

About Uplogix

Uplogix provides the first fully integrated local management solution. Our co-located management appliances automate routine administration, maintenance and recovery tasks—securely and regardless of network availability. In comparison, traditional network and systems management depends on the network, uses multiple tools, and remains labor intensive. Uplogix puts the power of your most trusted IT administrator everywhere, all the time.Uplogix is privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.uplogix.com.

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