Flash Networks and Expand Networks Announce Strategic Alliance

Flash Networks, Inc. today announced a strategic agreement with Expand Networks, a leader in optimizing enterprise network performance.

HOLMDEL, NJ and ROSELAND, NJ (September 25, 2000) — Flash Networks, Inc., a global provider of network-enhancement solutions, today announced a strategic agreement with Expand Networks, a leader in optimizing enterprise network performance. Expand’s Enterprise Caching technology, in combination with Flash Networks’ NettGain family of products, significantly improves the performance of network infrastructures for wireless and satellite applications. Leveraging the complementary technology from each company, Expand and Flash Networks will cooperate on joint sales and marketing efforts to deliver a more comprehensive network solution to bandwidth-constrained enterprises.

Expand’s Enterprise Caching technology combined with NettGain’s unique ability to improve network performance at the TCP layer of applications will provide overall increased network performance to joint customers. Expand’s customers will benefit from the implementation of NettGain, which overcomes the limitations of TCP over wireless and satellite links where packet loss, delay, limited bandwidth and asymmetric links can become constraining factors. Flash Networks’ customers will enjoy the additional performance improvement and bandwidth savings provided by Expand’s ACCELERATOR products and its unique enterprise caching features.

“Network performance is vital to success, and corporations cannot afford significant network overhauls, or slow response times,” said Zvi Peled, CEO, Flash Networks. “Both Expand and Flash Networks’ customers will benefit from the combination of the technologies, which complement each other to improve overall performance. Together, our products dramatically improve existing bandwidth utilization without the expense of additional bandwidth.”

“We will work with Flash Networks to provide customers with accelerated application performance and faster, more effective networks,” said Zohar Pearl, CEO, Expand Networks. “By combining Flash Networks’ products with ACCELERATOR, our customers will be able to meet soaring performance demands across all enterprise applications. Benchmark tests have demonstrated that networks running over satellite links fitted with Expand and Flash Networks’ product suites, received up to a 1,130 percent increase in performance.”

About Expand Networks
Expand Networks’ Enterprise Caching solution provides broadband-level performance that protects and optimizes existing network infrastructure investments. Through its ability to cache enterprise networks, Expand Networks extends the performance benefits of Web Caching beyond Web traffic to all enterprise data. The result is 100-400+ percent network performance increase, which supports the deployment of bandwidth-intensive applications such as ERP, CRM, thin client and Web Applications (visit www.tolly.com for unbiased third party testing by the Tolly Group). For more information about Expand Networks, please visit our Web site at http://www.expand.com, or call (888) 892-1250.

About Flash Networks
Flash Networks, Inc. develops network performance solutions that enable satellite and wireless data networks to effectively utilize existing bandwidth for high-speed TCP/IP connections. The company’s NettGain™ family of products offers unique compression and acceleration techniques that increase bandwidth utilization and improve network throughput by up to 500 percent. Founded in 1996, the company has customers in North America, Europe, Israel and the Far East, and maintains offices in New Jersey and Herzelia, Israel. For more information, visit http://www.flashnetworks.com.

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