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Exinda Inc.
Private company
Industry Networking hardware
Founded 2002
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Website www.exinda.com

Exinda is a company that sells computer networking hardware for improving the performance of wide area networks (WANs), known as WAN optimization.[1][2][3]


Exinda sells and WAN optimization network bandwidth management products to small and medium-sized enterprises.[4] The Exinda WAN optimization appliance provides network management functions covering network optimization, application visibility, traffic control and application acceleration. Its features help to optimize bandwidth utilization, set policies to control peer-to-peer (P2P) and recreational Internet traffic and ensure application performance over the wide area network (WAN).[5][6] Exinda sells through commercial value-added resellers (VARs).[7]


The company was originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, by Con Nikolouzakis, Chris Siakos and Anthony Bodin in 2002 as Exinda Networks. Its technology was based on research at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.[8]

OpenView Venture Partners of Boston, Massachusetts, invested $6 million (US) in the company in 2007.[9] Nikolouzakis was chief executive at the time, and expected to add a Boston sales office to focus on the US market. Previously sales were reported to be mostly in Europe and Asia.[10] In October 2007, the company announced a $1.1 million contract with the government of Malaysia.[11] In August 2008 Michael Sharma (previously of PlateSpin) became CEO and Nikolouzakis was named chief product officer.[12]

By 2010, the company reported being based in Toronto, but keeping its official headquarters in the US.[13] In addition to Exinda's presence in Canada, it also maintained small sales offices in a handful of other countries.[14] In March 2012, another $12 million investment round included investor Greenspring Associates.[15] The city of Richmond, California used Exinda products to filter out video traffic from sites such as YouTube.[16]

In November 2014, Exinda released updates to its Network Orchestrator product. The updates included integrated captive portal policies, adaptive response quotas, and HTTP caching.[17]


  1. ^ "In Pictures: Top tools for WAN optimisation". CIO. Retrieved 16 Nov 2013. 
  2. ^ "Exinda undergoes UK distie and management shake-up". CRN. Retrieved 16 Nov 2013. 
  3. ^ "Exinda boosts traffic control to 10Gbps". IT World Canada. Retrieved 16 Nov 2013. 
  4. ^ Ann Bednarz (6 March 2008). "Exinda retools branch office, data center gear". Network World. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Exinda - Products - How it works". Corporate website. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  6. ^ Kotadia, Mundir (1 February 2005). "Employees to be billed for personal Net use?". CNET news. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  7. ^ Ohlhorst, Frank (28 January 2008). "Exinda Makes WAN Optimization Make Sense". Channel Insider. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  8. ^ Mahesh Sharma (15 May 2008). "Melbourne home to Exinda R&D lab". The Australian. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Exinda Networks Secures $6 Million of Venture Capital Funding for U.S. Market Development". News release. 16 April 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Ann Bednarz (17 April 2007). "Making headway in the U.S.: Exinda Networks’ chief executive talks about U.S. expansion and unified performance management". Network World. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Exinda awarded a $1.1M network deal in Malaysia". Boston Business Journal. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Exinda Networks Announces Additions to Executive Team". News release. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Howard Solomon (21 July 2010). "Quad CPUs gives Exinda WAN optimization a kick". IT World Canada. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  14. ^ Lawson, Stephen (1 December 2006). "WAN appliance underdog Exinda pushes open standard". InfoWorld. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  15. ^ Chris Reidy (8 March 2012). "Exinda raises $12m in Series B funding". Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  16. ^ Steve Zurier (18 December 2012). "Governments Optimize WAN Traffic". State Tech. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  17. ^ Gina Narcisi (4 December 2014). "Exinda offers granular WAN orchestration, more control for users". TechTarget. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 

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