updated 11/4/2010 1:17:16 PM ET 2010-11-04T17:17:16

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech EF Data Corporation announced today that it completed the acquisition of Stampede® Technologies, Inc., developer of the FX Series WAN optimization and application acceleration platforms. The acquisition enables Comtech EF Data to further expand its Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization product offerings for commercial applications. Leveraging Stampede's award-winning technologies, Comtech EF Data can deliver increased value to its customers by further reducing required bandwidth and better utilizing satellite links.

The Stampede FX Series combines both one-sided application delivery and two-sided WAN optimization into a single platform with the added flexibility of remote side WAN optimization options. The FX Series delivers unprecedented application performance, optimization, transparency, availability, and management for existing networks. The products utilize Stampede's Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and WAN Optimization Controller (WOC) technologies. These leading-edge technologies reduce the number of channel bits via multiple forms of compression and minimize IP congestion on satellite links, addressing commonly encountered challenges of limited satellite bandwidth, transport protocol delay and inefficiencies, and application protocol delay and inefficiencies.

Typical users for the Stampede Technologies FX Series are Internet Service Providers (ISPs), enterprises, offshore/maritime, and telecommunications operators. The products are intended to support high-speed content delivery, HTTP and TCP optimization and acceleration, Internet access, and corporate networks. Given the advanced features, the products deliver tremendous user benefits including: Bandwidth savings in both directions, measurable reduction in response time, CAPEX for OPEX payback in typically just 3-4 months, scalability for expanding networks, and simplified configuration and installation into existing networks.

"As the leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization, the Stampede products enhance our ability to deliver additional value for our customers," said Daniel Enns, senior vice president strategic marketing and business development. "Complementary to our Advanced VSAT Series and Satellite Modems, the combined solutions enable Comtech EF Data to provide unrivaled satellite bandwidth savings and link utilization."

Comtech EF Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (Nasdaq:CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass modems, performance enhancement proxies, bandwidth & capacity management, encapsulators, receivers, converters, transceivers, amplifiers, BUCs and terminals. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com .

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Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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