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Expand Teams With H3C

ROSELAND, N.J. -- Expand Networks (www.expand.com), a leading provider of application acceleration solutions over WAN networks, recently positioned in the Gartner's Leaders Quadrant forWAN Optimization Controllers 2006,and Huawei-3COM (www.Huawei-3Com.com), one of the global IP technology leaders, today announced a strategic alliance. By the terms of this multi-year agreement, Huawei-3COM will be embedding Expand's Compass Platform Architecture to tightly integrate multiple technologies and map them to the corresponding business mandates for customers who need this functionality in their networking environment.

Huawei-3COM will kick off the long-term integration of the Expand Compass platform in their iMC (intelligent Management Center) product line which is designed for data communication with a network.

"With the rapid adoption of WAN Optimization, we saw a compelling reason to evolve our products into more of a multi-discipline device in order to address the requirements of the market," saidCaoxiangying, CTO, Huawei-3COM."We evaluated many vendors and Expand Networks' Compass Platform, by far, offers the most robust solution and is built to handle the many phases of WAN Optimization and application acceleration. This approach empowers IT departments to navigate and manage network complexities that impact application, user and business productivity."

Expand Networks Inc.