McLean, VA - August 3, 2009 - Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) and one of the world’s leading providers of managed network solutions, introduced its new Prysm Pro application and network management appliance. Prysm Pro is Spacenet’s second generation integrated networking solution, based on the Prysm network appliance that has already been installed at thousands of nationwide business locations across multiple industries. Prysm Pro is a self-contained hardware and software solution that provides a broad range of networking and content-delivery functions, as well as support for enhanced security and backup connectivity for business continuity. In response to customer demand, Spacenet launched Prysm Pro to provide support for a wider range of business applications and streamlined corporate-wide network management practices.
The innovative Prysm Pro is a modular, scalable, off-the-shelf IP network appliance that offers unique features not comparable to other products on the market. It can be completely customized to support multiple secure wireless networks and provides integrated support for a wide range of corporate applications including out-of-the-box support for data acceleration, retail applications/POS hardware interfaces, PCI compliance, and multimedia content delivery such as digital media. Additionally, Prysm Pro is integrated with Spacenet’s Managed Network Services, providing access to a user-friendly web portal to enable simplified and centralized network management.
“Prysm Pro is designed to meet the evolving needs of our customers and
solve a wide range of comprehensive networking and application challenges.
It has the flexibility to address all site-level networking and application
requirements on a single device solution,” said Spacenet President and COO
Glenn Katz. “Many of our enterprise customers, including our most recent
addition Boston Market, are already using Prysm as the core of their high
availability hybrid networks and to address a wide range of requirements
including PCI compliance, enhanced security, and backup connectivity for
business continuity. The new Prysm Pro provides even more advanced features
and functionality to help increase the utility and cost effectiveness of
our customers’ communications networks and corporate wide applications.”
The Prysm Pro is designed for deployment in Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) environments. On the WAN side it interfaces to a VSAT, DSL, cable, or 3G wireless modem, or a combination of multiple WAN links to support high availability hybrid networks. On the LAN side it attaches via Ethernet and USB to any IP-based devices and via serial ports to legacy serial devices. The Prysm Pro can also be purchased with an integrated SkyEdge or SkyEdge II satellite router module. Some of the technical features include:
• Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol based routing between primary and
• Automatic hybrid switching between satellite, wireline and wireless technologies
• Integrated Wi-Fi hotspot services including authentication and activity logging
• Integrated Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) for VoIP functionality
• PCI-DSS compliance including centralized logging
• HTTP filtering (supporting “White List” and “Black List”)
• POS hardware interface expansion
For more information, visit www.spacenet.com/prysmpro.
Founded in 1981, Spacenet Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance satellite and hybrid terrestrial networking solutions for US based enterprise, government and small office/small business customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry leadership and innovation, and today has more than 100,000 operational network endpoints for customers including many Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies. Spacenet’s services include its custom satellite and hybrid network solutions for enterprise and government; Connexstar™ VSAT services for primary, backup and disaster recovery networks; and StarBand® broadband Internet by satellite. Spacenet is based in McLean, Virginia, and operates its own end-to-end services infrastructure including network management, field services and teleport facilities in McLean, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois. Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT). Visit Spacenet at www.spacenet.com.