Intelligent Compression Technologies Redefines WAN Optimization at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2008 : Cost-Effective, AcceleNet® Software-Only Accelerator Speeds Performance for Mobile Workers, Teleworkers, and Small Offices

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Intelligent Compression Technologies Inc. (ICT), a ViaSat company (Nasdaq:VSAT), today unveiled AcceleNet® Release 3.4 all-software WAN optimizer and application accelerator at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2008 in Orlando.

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Our customers tell us that their VPN-connected workforces require the security, mobility, and ease-of-use features offered by AcceleNet – and that was the objective when we first launched the product in 2002. The advanced capabilities we added in this new release will extend our leadership position in serving this market.

In response to the trend toward greater enterprise user mobility and telecommuting, AcceleNet combines a third-generation data compression engine and critical enterprise security with its patented transport optimization and broad set of application protocol accelerators. The all-software product overcomes barriers that, to date, have inhibited organizations from providing mobile workers, telecommuters, and smaller offices with the same levels of application performance afforded to headquarters and large office workers.

The new release features:

Improved performance on initial and subsequent transfers of very large files, including medical images, CAD files and large-format graphics Advanced byte caching with bi-directional acceleration across any application protocol Single instance of data history stored on server for enterprise-class scalability All data encrypted at rest (on server), in motion (during transfer), and at the endpoint (on client PC) Exchange/Outlook 2007 optimization Expanded support for SSL VPN environments, including web client, thin client, and full client support for Cisco, F5, Juniper, Nortel, and others Advanced manageability features The AcceleNet architecture detects and adjusts to network conditions and application protocols in real time and employs the innovative techniques to speed user performance. It addresses the requirements of mobile workers, and includes innovations that provide high performance over networks with limited bandwidth, latency and high packet loss, including 2G/3G wireless, DSL, and satellite. Moreover, it is the only product with features such as preserving the quality of soft-phone voice and unified communications, specifically addressing the needs of telecommuters and small office workers.

"As companies deploy WAN Optimization Controller (WOC) appliances to improve application performance, they face the dilemma of how to deliver these functions to small office/home office (SOHO) users and mobile professionals cost-effectively," stated Joe Skorupa, research vice president at Gartner in a June 6, 2008 report titled Market Trends: WAN Optimization Controllers Worldwide. "Today's low-priced WOCs are still not cost-effective for SOHO deployments and are impractical for mobile users. The availability of client software-based SoftWOCs, like AcceleNet, that improve performance over mobile networks and interoperate with whichever SSL VPN client a customer uses, has become an important buying criterion."

"AcceleNet is emerging as the preferred product for mobile, teleworker and small-office deployments," said Michael Slygh, ICT president. "Our customers tell us that their VPN-connected workforces require the security, mobility, and ease-of-use features offered by AcceleNet – and that was the objective when we first launched the product in 2002. The advanced capabilities we added in this new release will extend our leadership position in serving this market."

AcceleNet will be demonstrated in booth #1308 of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this week and is available for immediate delivery.

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About ICT (

Intelligent Compression Technologies Inc. (ICT), inventor of AcceleNet® software, develops innovative software to speed mission-critical applications, Web, and e-mail to remote and mobile network users. AcceleNet delivers outstanding performance in extreme network conditions through a combination of advanced data compressors, application accelerators, and transport optimizers. The product includes a proprietary transport protocol that adapts efficiently and automatically to accelerate data over packet switched wireless networks, broadband satellite links, and noisy WiFi or DSL connections. ICT holds several patents to safeguard its leadership position among software client accelerators. The company, based in Quincy, Massachusetts, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ViaSat Inc.

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Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and future orders for ViaSat products and technology, may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including without limitation, ViaSat's annual reports on Form 10-K and ViaSat's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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