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Mushroom Networks Announces their Second Generation TRUFFLE™ Broadband Bonding™ Solution

Mushroom Networks Announces their Second Generation TRUFFLE™ Broadband Bonding™ Solution

Device Bonds Several Broadband Lines into a Single High-Speed Connection; New Version Incorporates Higher Throughput, Enhanced QoS, and Automatic Failover

SAN DIEGO, CA – June 1, 2009 - Mushroom Networks, Inc., the innovator of broadband bonding technology, today announced the second generation of the TRUFFLE (BBNA5201G) Broadband Bonding device, the company’s flagship product line. Targeting small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), enterprise branch offices, multi-tenant buildings, and hospitality markets, TRUFFLE bonds as many as five high-speed Internet connections of any type (DSL, cable, T1, DS3, fiber, wireless) into a single Internet connection. The second generation version incorporates enhanced flow-based quality-of-service (QoS), traffic prioritization and application filtering, dual unit automatic failover, 1Gig Ethernet ports and higher maximum throughput rates of over 300Mbps.

TRUFFLE is an Ethernet-based turn-key solution that easily installs between the broadband modems and the local network at the customer’s premises without requiring any configuration changes to the existing network or coordination with the ISP. These unique capabilities give the customer the ability to mix and match various services from multiple broadband providers delivering built-in redundancy. If one or more of the links in the bonded pipe fail or is degraded, the traffic is transparently spread across the remaining links without any interruptions resulting in maximum network up time. When peered over the Internet with another TRUFFLE device for example: connecting the main headquarters with multiple branch offices, both the download and upload capacity is aggregated solving a major industry pain point – slow uplink speeds for Virtual Private Network (VPN) traffic.

In addition to much greater bi-directional maximum throughput rates, new features include advanced QoS algorithms and application filtering that intelligently prioritizes and manages traffic improving inbound real-time traffic latency metrics for applications such as voice, streaming, and video conferencing. Duel unit configuration enabling hot-swap failover to the standby unit (active/passive availability); and bypass port failover during unforeseen power outages ensures high-nines network reliability.

Since the introduction of our initial Broadband Bonding technology last year, enterprises have incorporated TRUFFLE and our other solutions as a way to cut monthly broadband costs up to seventy percent by utilizing inexpensive DSL or cable access lines in place of traditional services such as T1 or MPLS, said Dr. Cahit Akin, co-founder and CEO of Mushroom Networks. Now through enhanced QoS measures for real-time traffic prioritization and the ability to keep networks running including the bonded VPN sessions, even during catastrophic circumstances such as a cut line or power outage, our products are replacements for Internet services such as leased line or MPLS and can be even deployed in conjunction with those legacy systems to improve performance during a gradual migration.

The TRUFFLE (BBNA5201G) is now shipping and comes standard with stateful firewall, port-forwarding, static IP, dynamic IP, PPPoE, DHCP, DMZ, UPnP, Dynamic DNS and supports bonding of any type of traffic including VPN. For additional information on pricing and leasing programs visit

About Mushroom Networks
Mushroom Networks, Inc., is a privately held company based in San Diego, CA, providing patent pending broadband bonding solutions to a range of Internet connection applications. The company’s flagship product line targets SMBs, enterprises, multi-tenant buildings, and broadband service providers and bonds dissimilar broadband access technologies forming a single highly reliable broadband pipe that can easily scale based on needs. Mushroom Networks was a finalist for the coveted XCHANGE Tech Innovators Xcellence Award, 2007 CONNECT ‘Most Innovative New Product’ award, 2008 CONNECT ‘Most Innovative New Product’ award, Network World’s “top technology trend of 2008″ award, and nominated for the best investment opportunity within the fixed telecom sector by Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit or call 888-842-1231.

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