- July 08, 2009
Gartner's 2009 Magic Quadrant for wide area network (WAN) optimization controllers names Riverbed Technology, Blue Coat Systems and Expand Networks as leaders. It also downgrades former leader Juniper Networks to niche player status as a result of ...
- July 08, 2009
'Best in class' companies that have combined WAN optimization and acceleration solutions with the right network monitoring tools have seen improvements in network throughput, accelerated application response times, and have a nearly perfect score ...
- July 01, 2009
Moving to a cellular wide area network (WAN) from an MPLS WAN helped Checkers fast-food chain cut costs while gaining a simplified installation and a single throat to choke.
- June 29, 2009
The WAN requirements of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) vary, from a small office needing nothing more than Internet connectivity for email and Web access to a bigger and more diversified company that routinely moves large amounts of data ...
- June 24, 2009
Reselling wide area network (WAN) bandwidth and services might be the wave of the future as enterprises look to offload service provider contracts that no longer fit business needs. With smart negotations, rigid contracts do not mean that a company ...
- June 19, 2009
No single telecom carrier or service can address all of an organization's connectivity requirements, especially when dealing with remote locations and branch offices. To effectively meet the needs of the entire network, IT and data center executives...
- June 17, 2009
Wide area network (WAN) bandwidth monitoring is a necessary tool in deciding whether social networking, streaming video, or just the latest software upgrade is running your network into the ground. Chasing after the wrong problem can leave users ...
- June 15, 2009
One of the more vexing issues facing network managers today is how to cost-effectively tweak a WAN to keep up with the rising number of remote workers and increasing reliance on branch office activities and technology capabilities. On the one hand, ...
- June 10, 2009
Choosing WAN acceleration software over appliances can simplify enterprise WAN for branch offices and mobile workers. Companies like Expand Networks, Riverbed and even Cisco are leading the WAN with products designed to work with and without an ...
- June 10, 2009
Firewall vendor Palo Alto Networks has added quality of service and traffic shaping capabilities to its firewall operating system. The new features transform the notion of the traditional firewall into a WAN management technology.
- June 09, 2009
WAN optimization and design is easy when you have one or two locations, a reasonably predictable data traffic and applications load, and can live with a few activity reports pumped out every week or so. It gets a bit harder when you are a global ...
- June 05, 2009
Reliable telecommunications services, including Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Ethernet, and Internet access, are becoming even more critical as the way workers use the network changes dramatically.
- June 03, 2009
Remote IT support costs can run rampant, particularly if admins turn to WAN management tools to fix the problem. By opting for simpler branch networks with richer remote support solutions, network administrators can save themselves both time and ...
- June 01, 2009
The first rule of security and network optimization: Don't optimize what you don't want to deliver in the first place. Control often requires filtering packets to look at the content of the network traffic, not just at the ports it is on or the ...
- May 27, 2009
With budgets tightening, service providers are offering managed WAN services ranging from optimization to on-site maintenance as a way to cut internal costs.