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Coyote Point Secures and Accelerates Application Performance for Blackboard Learn 9.1

Equalizer Load Balancer’s SSL Offload Acceleration Provides High-Performance Encrypted Transaction Processing for the Blackboard Learn Platform

San Jose, CA. March 14, 2012 - Coyote Point Systems, a leading provider of application delivery and acceleration solutions, today announced that its Equalizer Series line of Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) now deliver a certified encrypted and accelerated solution for the Blackboard Learn™ platform. Equalizer ADC products now handle SSL offloading requirements for Blackboard Learn installations running version 9.1 Service Pack 8 (SP8). 

Customers running Blackboard Learn 9.1 that have upgraded to SP8 can utilize Equalizer to provide both load balancing and SSL offloading services eliminating the current requirement for separate solutions. By allowing Equalizer to provide and manage the encryption over the network users will experience a significant increase in server performance and application response time.  This not only improves the overall experience but also allows more users to be supported on the current servers without compromising security or application response times.

As a Blackboard Signature Partner™, Coyote Point participated in Blackboard’s beta program and conducted in-depth configuration and testing of the latest software release of Blackboard Learn with Equalizer to ensure customers achieve seamless compatibility and the highest level of performance. Previous methods of load balancing and securing a Blackboard Learn environment could be complicated and costly.  Now, with Coyote Point’s award-winning GUI, customers can quickly and easily enable SSL offloading and acceleration with the click of a mouse. 

“Coyote Point is extremely excited about our enhanced solution for the Blackboard Learn platform,” said Jim Puchbauer, Director of Marketing and Alliances for Coyote Point Systems.  “Our Equalizer line of ADCs combines enterprise-class application delivery and acceleration features and an affordable price that makes us a very good fit for the education market.  We are pleased to offer our customers a secure and reliable option that fits today’s restricted budgets.  Education is an important focus for Coyote Point and Blackboard is a premier solution provider to educational institutions around the globe. Our partnership reinforces our commitment to ensure that our mutual customers can reap the benefits that our combined technologies have to offer.” 

Many applications can scale poorly when SSL is enabled.  Coyote Point’s hardware-based SSL eliminates these problems with custom encryption offload hardware that handles up to 14,000 SSL transactions per second. Offloading the CPU-intensive SSL handshake and encryption process from the application servers significantly improves server and application performance.

SSL offloading comes standard on Coyote Point’s full line of Equalizer ADCs.  The Equalizer E450GX and E650GX ADCs go beyond offload to include SSL acceleration with dedicated, high performance hardware-based SSL coprocessors.

About Coyote Point
An innovator in application delivery solutions for over 12 years, Coyote Point introduced their first server load balancer in 1999 and has shipped more than 15,000 worldwide. As a leading manufacturer of application delivery, acceleration and load balancing solutions, Coyote Point products enable IT personnel to have greater control over their web and application servers. Coyote Point's EQ/OS 10 is an enterprise-class application delivery architecture supporting Equalizer ADC, virtual Equalizer OnDemand ADC, Envoy (Global Server Load Balancing) and VLB (virtualization optimization) product families. The Equalizer family of ADCs have an unparalleled combination of performance, reliability, ease of deployment and affordability and offer capabilities for load balancing, application acceleration, high availability, HTTP Web compression, SSL offload & acceleration, Global Server Load Balancing, fault tolerance, disaster recovery, virtualization optimization and clustering. With a versatile and powerful architecture, Coyote Point provides an affordable family of ADC solutions providing comprehensive traffic management delivering 24x7 application availability, optimized performance, and a flexible, scalable, secure application delivery infrastructure. Coyote Point is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, go to www.coyotepoint.com, or call us at 1-877-367-2696.

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Contact:
Jim Puchbauer
Director of Marketing
408-291-2212
Jim.puchbauer@coyotepoint.com

Zee Zaballos
ZNA Communications
831-425-1581 x201
zee@zna.com

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