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New Tools for the WAN

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A pair of innovative new approaches to WAN optimization are set to debut at Interop in New York this week.

 

Internetnews reports that Riverbed will debut version 4.1 of its Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS), aimed specifically at disaster recovery. The system features a new data recognition engine that weeds out standard file and e-mail traffic so enhanced optimization techniques can be applied to application and other data needed to get back on-line. The system is optimized for the Oracle 11i database.

 

Meanwhile, Juniper Networks will release version 5.5 of its WX software designed for SSL-encrypted traffic. The system is geared toward improving Vista performance by reducing the noise generated by the OS's protocol stack and building on common Internet file system (CIFS) and TCP stack optimization.

 

Juniper is expected to integrate its acceleration platform into the SSG router. That may prove crucial to larger organizations looking to speed things up on both the LAN and WAN. After all, what's the point of speeding things up over the wide area if the local network is still crawling?

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