Even though mid-market organizations don't have the network complexity of top-tier enterprises, the need is still there for advanced functions at a reasonable cost.
Tools like application acceleration and load balancing are topping the list, drawing a new range of solutions aimed at speeding things up without breaking the budget.
Coyote Point Systems recently upped its stake in this field, unveiling the latest version of the Equalizer GX family of acceleration appliances that the company claims offer a 400 percent performance boost over earlier models.
The line consists of three units: the 350 GX traffic manager that offers up to 850 Mbps with Layer 4-7 traffic management; the 450 GX featuring Xcel-II SSL offload/acceleration to hit 8,500 transfers per second (tps); and the 650 GX that incorporates the features and performance of the other models but adds 10 GbE ports and tools like hardware-based Web compression and global load balancing.
Pricing ranges from $2.495 to $14,395.