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WAN Optimization Controller Provider Astrocom, Changes Name to Ecessa
[March 02, 2009]

WAN Optimization Controller Provider Astrocom, Changes Name to Ecessa

PLYMOUTH, Minn. --(Business Wire)-- Astrocom, a leader in affordable WAN Optimization Controllers specializing in WAN and ISP link aggregation, load balancing, failover, and network security for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SME), today announced that it has changed its name to Ecessa. Along with the new company name, Ecessa appointed Marc Goodman as its new marketing director to lead all corporate and product marketing efforts.

Ecessa comes from the word Necessary, which incorporates the key concept of the necessary technology for reliable and fast WAN infrastructure vital for business continuity. Ecessa offers a family of proven products that provide small and medium-sized enterprises and service providers the solutions they need to reliably and securely manage and control vital network connectivity.

"As we move forward and continue to broaden the scope of our products and services, we recognize the need to present our family of products in a more clear and concise manner," said Ron Thomas, president and CEO of Ecessa. "With this in mind, we have chosen to adopt a new name for our company, that more accurately represents the reliability, availability, security, control, and intelligence our products provide. As we expand further into the global marketplace, the name Ecessa will carry our company into new geographical regions and ever-broadening applications." Central to the name, Ecessa, are the fundamental characteristics underlying the company's products - safeguarding vital enterprise networks with more robust fault-tolerant WAN access capabilities, and broader security capabilities to provide the protection and control necessary over all aspects of customer networks that deliver business-critical applications.

Further, with the new marketing director onboard, Marc Goodman brings to Ecessa over 25 years of relevant experience in the industry. Thomas adds, "Marc's background and understanding of our market will be a great asset to Ecessa as we move forward in strengthening our position in the marketplace. His successful track record and experience in managing global marketing organizations brings a significant capability to Ecessa." About Ecessa Ecessa (formerly Astrocom) is a leader in affordable WAN Optimization Controllers for WAN and ISP link aggregation, automated load balancing, failover and network security tailored to meet the needs of small-to-medium sized enterprises (SME) that rely on the Internet for e-commerce and business-critical application delivery. Ecessa helps SMEs rapidly grow their business with 24/7 network high-availability, optimized WAN performance, flexible scalability and secure access - while streamlining IT costs.

At one-third the cost of other competing products, Ecessa's PowerLink offering delivers industry leading price/performance value. Ecessa optimizes WAN traffic for organizations of all types who wish to improve network and application performance and eliminate downtime for business-critical, time-sensitive applications.

Ecessa uses multi-homing to connect a single LAN to multiple ISPs; enables quality-of-service to prioritize network traffic that ensures the best possible bandwidth is always available to applications, especially during periods of congestion; and uses link load balancing and automatic failover to direct traffic to WAN links with the optimum bandwidth and cost-efficiencies.

Over 6,000 companies rely on Ecessa to cost-effectively ensure that each application has the appropriate Internet bandwidth and availability needed to support user and business requirements.

The company is headquartered in Plymouth, MN. For more information, visit, or call us at 1-800-669-6242.

WAN Optimization is also known as WAN Failover, Link Aggregation, ISP Load Balancing, ISP Fail-over, Multi-homing Load Balancing, QoS WAN Optimization, WAN Load Balancing, Dual WAN Routers, VPN Load Balancing, MultiWAN Switching, DNS Load Balancing, Application Delivery Optimization, Internet Traffic Management, Network Bandwidth Management and Bandwidth Aggregation.

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