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WAN/WAFS platform specifications

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WAFS products support the efficient exchange of data between remote locations over a WAN link, allowing remote offices to access data from a data center as if it were local. WAFS can typically support a wide range of applications across virtually any WAN link. WAN optimization is often (but not always) included with WAFS products, using compression and data reduction techniques to reduce bandwidth requirements, ease latency or make better us of existing bandwidth. The following product snapshots highlight key specifications for a cross section of WAFS and WAN optimization products intended for small, medium, and large organizations. The following products were selected based on input from industry analysts and SearchStorage editors, and vendor's specifications are current as of November 2007.

These specifications are periodically updated, and vendors are welcome to submit their updates and new product specifications to sbigelow@techtarget.com.

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  • Availl Inc.; WAFS Multi-Directional software
  • Certeon Inc.; S-1000 Application Acceleration Appliance
  • Certeon Inc.; S-2000 Application Acceleration Appliance
  • Certeon Inc.; S-3000 Application Acceleration Appliance
  • Cisco Systems Inc.; WAAS software and WAE family of appliances/modules
  • Citrix Systems Inc.; WanScaler 8500 WAN accelerator appliance
  • Citrix Systems Inc.; WanScaler 8800 WAN accelerator appliance
  • Exinda Networks; 1700, 4700, 6700, 6720 Traffic Management appliances
  • Exinda Networks; 2800, 4800, 6800 Application Acceleration appliances
  • Expand Networks Inc.; Expand Networks Inc.; WAN Accelerator models 4920, 6910, 6940, and 7940
  • F5 Networks Inc.; WANJet 200 application optimization appliance
  • F5 Networks Inc.; WANJet 400 application optimization appliance
  • Juniper Networks Inc.: WX 100 Application Acceleration Platform
  • Juniper Networks Inc.: WXC 250 Application Acceleration Platform
  • Juniper Networks Inc.: WXC 500 Application Acceleration Platform
  • Juniper Networks Inc.: WXC 590 Application Acceleration Platform
  • Packeteer Inc.; iShaper appliance
  • Packeteer Inc.; iShared appliance
  • Packeteer Inc.; PacketShaper appliance
  • Packeteer Inc.; SkyX accelerator
  • Riverbed Technology Inc.; Steelhead WDS Appliances Models 50, 100, 200, 300
  • Riverbed Technology Inc.; Steelhead WDS Appliances Models 520, 1020, 1520, 2020
  • Riverbed Technology Inc.; Steelhead WDS Appliances Models 3020, 3520, 5520, 6020, 6120
  • Silver Peak Systems Inc.; NX-2500 WAN acceleration appliance
  • Silver Peak Systems Inc.; NX-3500 WAN acceleration appliance
  • Silver Peak Systems Inc.; NX-5500 WAN acceleration appliance
  • Silver Peak Systems Inc.; NX-7500 WAN acceleration appliance
  • Silver Peak Systems Inc.; NX-8500 WAN acceleration appliance

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    Product: Availl Inc.; WAFS software

    Number of optimized connections: Not applicable
    Application types supported: Availl supports all standard file types 
    Traffic types supported: CIFS files; NFS Files; protocol independent 
    Disk cache: None to Full Mirror
    Management tools included: Central administration capabilities at the Availl Server, allowing centralized data management and eliminating the need for remote backup 
    Reporting tools included: Advanced logging tools
    Logging tools included: Details log files for use in administering and managing the application 
    Security: Built-in end-to-end encryption 
    Integration: Not applicable
    WAN link types supported: HTTP protocol; supports any WAN link. 
    Data reduction and techniques: Byte-level differencing and compression 
    WAN throughput: Not provided
    Connectivity: HTTP
    Vendor comment: Availl WAFS's real-time storage mirroring technology ensures that files exist in many remote locations simultaneously, and in complete synchronization.
    Availability: Currently available
    Base cost as described: $4,995 U.S.; price includes first two servers 
    Detailed specs: http://www.availl.com/2005/prod/index.htm 
    Vendor URL: www.availl.com

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    Product: Certeon Inc.; S-Series Application Acceleration Appliance, S-1000

    Number of optimized connections: Small branch, up to 5,000 
    Application types supported: Desktop applications; Distributed content management and portals (Microsoft SharePoint, MOSS EMC Documentum, eRoom); Collaboration and email products; Interactive applications; File share/file copy utilities; File services; Network file servers; Backup/replication; Database and enterprise; Enterprise Content Management; Messaging; ERP; CRM; Business intelligence; HTML; xHTML; Applications written in XML; Applications written using SOAP; Applications written using Javascript; Applications written using J2EE; Applications written using JSP 
    Traffic types supported: HTTP; HTTPS (SSL) 
    Disk cache: Yes: 80 GB 
    Management tools included: SNMPv2 MIB-II and Enterprise; CLI via SSH; Telnet; Auto-deployment wizard to assist with configuration of acceleration appliances; Pre-provisions acceleration appliances 
    Reporting tools included: Depends on third party system 
    Logging tools included: Not applicable
    Security: IPsec Tunnel Encryption: Yes - AES-256-ecb, DES-192; Local Data encryption: Yes - AES-256-ecb, DES-192 
    Integration: Out-of-band - connects out-band-via standard switches
    WAN link types supported: Ethernet 10/100/1000
    Data reduction and techniques: HTTP compression; historical packet compression 
    WAN throughput: 10 Mbps
    Connectivity: Connects to 5 branch offices 
    Vendor comment: Certeon's S-Series Application Acceleration Appliances dramatically accelerate all traffic, turbo-charge mission critical traffic, and uniquely accelerate encrypted traffic over the WAN. 
    Availability: Version 1.2.1 currently available 
    Base cost as described: $6,000 U.S.
    Detailed Specs: http://www.certeon.com/products/s-series_application_acceleration_appliances.asp
    Vendor URL: www.certeon.com

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    Product: Certeon Inc.; S-Series Application Acceleration Appliance, S-2000

    Number of optimized connections: Large branch, up to 5,000
    Application types supported: Desktop applications; Distributed content management and portals (Microsoft SharePoint, MOSS EMC Documentum, eRoom); Collaboration and email products; Interactive applications; File share/file copy utilities; File services; Network file servers; Backup/replication; Database and enterprise; Enterprise Content Management; Messaging; ERP; CRM; Business intelligence; HTML; xHTML; Applications written in XML; Applications written using SOAP; Applications written using Javascript; Applications written using J2EE; Applications written using JSP 
    Traffic types supported: HTTP; HTTPS (SSL) 
    Disk cache: Yes: 500 GB 
    Management tools included: SNMPv2 MIB—II and Enterprise; CLI via SSH; Telnet; Auto-deployment wizard to assist with configuration of acceleration appliances; Pre-provisions acceleration appliances 
    Reporting tools included: Depends on third party system 
    Logging tools included: Not applicable
    Security: IPsec tunnel encryption: Yes - AES-256-ecb, DES-192; Local data encryption: Yes - AES-256-ecb, DES-192 
    Integration: Out-of-band - connects out-band-via standard switches
    WAN link types supported: Ethernet 10/100/1000
    Data reduction and techniques: HTTP compression; Historical packet compression 
    WAN throughput: 30 Mbps
    Connectivity: Connects to 10 branch offices 
    Vendor comment: S-Series Application Acceleration Appliances dramatically accelerate all traffic, turbo-charge mission critical traffic, and uniquely accelerate encrypted traffic over the WAN. 
    Availability: Version 1.2.1 currently available 
    Base cost as described: $15,000 U.S.
    Detailed specs: http://www.certeon.com/products/s-series_application_acceleration_appliances.asp
    Vendor URL: www.certeon.com

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    Product: Certeon Inc.; S-Series Application Acceleration Appliance, S-3000

    Number of optimized connections: Data center, up to 5,000 
    Application types supported: Desktop applications; Distributed content management and portals; Collaboration and email products; Interactive applications (Microsoft SharePoint, MOSS EMC Documentum, eRoom); File share/file copy utilities; File services; Network file servers; Backup/replication; Database and enterprise; Enterprise Content Management; Messaging; ERP; CRM; Business intelligence; HTML; xHTML; Applications written in XML; Applications written using SOAP; Applications written using Javascript; Applications written using J2EE; Applications written using JSP 
    Traffic types supported: HTTP; HTTPS (SSL) 
    Disk cache: Yes: 2 TB
    Management tools included: SNMPv2 MIB—II and Enterprise; CLI via SSH; Telnet ; Auto-deployment wizard to assist with configuration of acceleration appliances; Pre-provisions acceleration appliances 
    Reporting tools included: Depends on third party system
    Logging tools included: Not applicable
    Security: IPsec Tunnel encryption: Yes - AES-256-ecb, DES-192; Local data encryption: Yes - AES-256-ecb, DES-192 
    Integration: Out-of-band; Connects out-of-band via standard switches
    WAN link types supported: Ethernet 10/100/1000
    Data reduction and techniques: HTTP compression; Historical packet compression 
    WAN throughput: 155 Mbps 
    Connectivity: Connects up to 50 branches
    Vendor comment: Certeon's S-Series Application Acceleration Appliances dramatically accelerate all traffic, turbo-charge mission critical traffic, and uniquely accelerate encrypted traffic over the WAN. 
    Availability: Version 1.2.1 currently available 
    Base cost as described: $42,000 USD
    Detailed specs: http://www.certeon.com/products/s-series_application_acceleration_appliances.asp
    Vendor URL: www.certeon.com

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    Product: Cisco Systems Inc.; WAAS software and WAE appliances (1)

    Number of optimized connections: 250 to 50,000 
    Application types supported: Any TCP-based application including file transfer, email, database, data replication, backup, enterprise applications, desktop applications (MS Office) intranet/internet, remote desktop/citrix, cad/cam, software development, software updates distribution, etc. 
    Traffic types supported: TCP and TCP-based protocols (HTTP, FTP, CIFS, MAPI, SQL, NFS, etc.)
    Disk cache: Yes, disk capacity ranging from 80 GB to 1.8 TB usable disk capacity 
    Management tools included: Cisco WAAS Central Manager (CM) secure web UI provides management for up to 2,500 WAEs in a WAAS network. Cisco WAE Device GUI for device-specific reporting, statistics, and service control. Cisco IOS-like CLI for device management, monitoring, troubleshooting, and configuration
    Reporting tools included: Cisco WAAS Central Manager, Cisco WAE Device Manager, and Cisco IOS-like CLI. Provides per-connection statistics and optimization, historical reporting and graphing for application traffic mix and bandwidth reduction. Full support for traffic monitoring and analysis tools such as NetFlow, Cisco IP-SLAs, Cisco NAM (network analysis tool), Cisco PVM (performance visibility monitor) and 3rd party reporting tools.
    Logging tools included: WAAS Central Manager, Cisco WAE Device Manager, and Cisco IOS-like CLI. Provides per-device system and component logs and historical logging
    Security: Yes. Management traffic is SSL-encrypted. Communication between WAEs and the WAAS Central Manager is SSL encrypted. WAAS transparent network integration and its preservation of TCP header information ensure adherence to firewall and router ACL policies.
    Integration: Physical integration into the ISR via network module (router blade). Interception methods include WCCPv2, Policy Based Routing and physical in-line with fail-to-wire card. Cisco WAAS is also integrated with its load balancing and L4-7 switches (e.g. CSM/CSS/ACE) to offer scalability and high availability at the datacenter. WAAS transparent TCP/IP flow integration preserves existing network services such as QoS, bandwidth shaping and prioritization, ACLs, etc.
    WAN link types supported: Any physical link capable of carrying TCP/IP 
    Data reduction and techniques: Yes; Data redundancy elimination (DRE) and persistent session-based LZ compression provides reduction of bandwidth utilization
    WAN throughput: Support varies based on platform from 1.5 Mbps and up to 1 Gbps of optimized throughput 
    Connectivity: 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces (qty 2), optional physical in-line card with 2 port groups of 2 ports each
    Vendor comment: Preserving TCP header and flow information enables WAAS-based optimization to be transparently integrated into the network while preserving investments in existing services such as QoS, application and network performance management, and stateful security inspections. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base cost as described: Pricing per device ranging from $4,000 (list) to $129,000 (list)
    Detailed Specs: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6870/products_data_sheets_list.html 
    Vendor URL: www.cisco.com 

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    Product: Citrix Systems Inc.; WanScaler 8500 WAN accelerator appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: Up to 20,000
    Application types supported: All TCP based applications includingfile transfer, e-mail, client-server applications, data replication, etc. 
    Traffic types supported: All TCP based traffic (HTTP, TCP, etc.)
    Disk cache: Yes with RAID 
    Management tools included: Yes, supports WebGUI (HTTP/HTPS), and SNMPv2/MIB II for 3rd party management integration 
    Reporting tools included: Yes, detailed performance statistics captured in WebGUI (e.g. bandwidth utilization, compression benefits, protocol acceleration, etc.)
    Logging tools included: Yes, Syslog 
    Security: No tunnels (IPSEC or other), WANScaler is a transparent solution.
    Integration: Yes, can be deployed inline and out of path with policy based routing and WCCPv2
    WAN link types supported: Yes, can be deployed over all WAN links. WANScaler sits inside the corporate network, allowing the WAN router to handle WAN transport.
    Data reduction and techniques: Multi-level compression dynamically applies several compression algorithms in order to obtain optimal compression for any data rate, link condition, and traffic type
    WAN throughput: Supports WAN links up to 500 Mbps not including compressing the traffic. Actual throughput after compression varies by network 
    Connectivity: Standard Ethernet 10/100/1000/base-T 
    Vendor comment: WANScaler product family is a high performance application delivery appliance designed with transparency, ease-of-use, and low ongoing IT overhead in mind.
    Availability: Currently available
    Base cost as described: Starts at $8,500; All features are standard 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.citrix/wanscaler 
    Vendor URL: www.citrix.com 

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    Product: Citrix Systems Inc.; WanScaler 8800 WAN accelerator appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: Up to 100,000
    Application types supported: All TCP based applications includingfile transfer, e-mail, client-server applications, data replication, etc. 
    Traffic types supported: All TCP based traffic (HTTP, TCP, etc.)
    Disk cache: Yes, includes RAID and hot swappable hard drives 
    Management tools included: Yes, supports WebGUI (HTTP/HTPS), and SNMPv2/MIB II for 3rd party management integration 
    Reporting tools included: Yes, detailed performance statistics captured in WebGUI (e.g. bandwidth utilization, compression benefits, protocol acceleration, etc.)
    Logging tools included: Yes, Syslog 
    Security: No tunnels (IPSEC or other), WANScaler is a transparent solution.
    Integration: Yes, can be deployed inline and out of path with policy based routing and WCCPv2
    WAN link types supported: Yes, can be deployed over all WAN links. WANScaler sits inside the corporate network, allowing the WAN router to handle WAN transport.
    Data reduction and techniques: Multi-level compression dynamically applies several compression algorithms in order to obtain optimal compression for any data rate, link condition, and traffic type
    WAN throughput: Supports WAN links up to 500 Mbps not including compressing the traffic. Actual throughput after compression varies by network 
    Connectivity: Standard Ethernet 10/100/1000/base-T 
    Vendor comment: WANScaler product family is a high performance application delivery appliance designed with transparency, ease-of-use, and low ongoing IT overhead in mind.
    Availability: Currently available
    Base cost as described: Starts at $40,000; All features are standard 
    Detailed specs: http://www.citrix/wanscaler 
    Vendor URL: www.citrix.com 

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    Product: Exinda Networks; 1700, 4700, 6700, 6720 Traffic Management appliances 

    Number of optimized connections: The Exinda 1700 appliance optimizes up to 4,000; the Exinda 6720 optimizes up to 1,024,000. 
    Application types supported: Exinda X700 solutions classify applications at Layer 7 including FTP, email, Telnet, thin client, VoIP and Citrix 
    Traffic types supported: The Exinda X700 series allows classification of traffic by IP, subnet, protocol, 802.1Q VLAN tag/priority, port, URL, DSCP/ToS mark, layer 7 signature. 
    Disk cache: No; only on Exinda X800 appliances 
    Management tools included: Exinda X700 series combines Layer 7 classification, policy based QoS and compression. Exinda's Application Response Management quantifies application response times from a user's perspective; Appliances can be centrally managed from Exinda's Service Delivery Point (SDP), a Web hosted software-as-service management platform. 
    Reporting tools included: Industry's most comprehensive monitoring and reporting tool includes real time drill down and automated PDF reporting. 
    Logging Tools Included: Monitored data is stored internally, can be exported as CSV or access via remote ODBC interface. 
    Security: Access to the Web interface via HTTPS and CLI via SSH. 
    Integration: No need to reconfigure any network devices when installed in-line. 
    WAN link types supported: The Exinda X700 solutions work across all wide-area networks including dedicated links, IP VPNs, Frame Relay and satellite connections. 
    Data reduction and techniques: No, only available on Exinda x800 devices. 
    WAN throughput: The Exinda X700 series supports WAN speeds from 2 Mbps through 1 Gbps. 
    Connectivity: 10/100/1000 Ethernet (with fail-to-wire bypass) and fiber. 
    Vendor comment: The Exinda X700 product family provides extensive traffic management capabilities to classify, monitor, control and optimize application performance. The appliances measure detailed application performance and provide in-depth analysis of applications. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base cost as described: Exinda X700 series appliances range in price from US Dollars $999 to $21,500 
    Detailed specs: http://exinda.com/public/products/overview700.htm 
    Vendor URL: www.exinda.com 

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    Product: Exinda Networks; 2800, 4800, 6800 Application Acceleration appliances 

    Number of optimized connections: Exinda 2800 optimizes up to 150 connections; Exinda 4800 optimizes up to 2,000 connections; Exinda 6800 optimizes up to 5,000 
    Application types supported: All TCP and CIFS applications can be accelerated including Citrix, SAP, MS Exchange, HTTP, Windows File and Print, Lotus Notes 
    Traffic types supported: All IP-based traffic, such as CIFS, MAPI, HTTP, NFS, TCP, UDP, and VoIP. 
    Disk cache: Up to 500 GB disk storage for Exinda 6800 product; will be available in February, 2008 from Exinda.
    Management tools included: Web-based configuration, command line interface; Appliances can be centrally managed from Exinda's Service Delivery Point (SDP), a Web hosted software-as-service management platform.
    Reporting tools included: Industry's more comprehensive real-time performance statistics, graphical reports, and export. Report by application, link, URL or QoS class. SNMP support included. 
    Logging tools included: Not provided 
    Security: Not provided 
    Integration: Not provided 
    WAN link types supported: Full mesh, hub and spoke, and multi-drop topologies supported. MPLS, IP VPN, satellite, Frame Relay, ATM and other IP transport supported. 
    Data reduction and techniques: Data reduction, Layer 7 classification, policy based QoS, compression and acceleration of TCP and CIFS connections 
    WAN throughput: 100 Mbps for the Exinda 4800; 1,000 Mbps for the Exinda 6800 
    Connectivity: 10/100/1000 Ethernet 
    Vendor comment: The Exinda X800 solutions accelerate and optimize critical applications. It combines TCP & CIFS acceleration and differencing (Exinda's WAN Memory) with Exinda's full spectrum of Layer 7 traffic management technologies. The Exinda 2800 is for small branch offices; Exinda 4800 is for branch offices or head offices; the Exinda 6800 is for head offices and data centers. 
    Availability: Currently available; Exinda's new hybrid disk caching will be available in February, 2008 
    Base cost as described: The X800 series ranges in price from US Dollars $2,500 to $17,400. 
    Detailed specs: http://exinda.com/public/products/overview800.htm 
    Vendor URL: www.exinda.com 

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    Product: Expand Networks Inc.; WAN Accelerator models 4920, 6910, 6940, and 7940

    Number of optimized connections: Maximum concurrent TCP connections range from 64,000 (4920) to 256,000 (6940 and 7940)
    Application types supported: Most enterprise applications, including groupware & messaging, ERP, data replication, disaster recovery, web services, IP telephony, thin client, server-based computing (Citrix), server consolidation, satellite communications, MPLS
    Traffic types supported: All IP-based traffic (TCP, UDP, etc.) and some non-IP traffic 
    Disk cache: 2 TB (7940), 500 GB (6940 and 6910), 160 GB (4920)
    Management tools included: All Accelerators support SNMP as well as full integration with ExpandView (either to be used in Central Management functionality). Management of Accelerators can be accomplished through a web UI (HTTP/HTTPS) or a Cisco-like CLI (Telnet/SSH). Accelerators also support RADIUS and TACACS+, as well as being AAA compliant.
    Reporting tools included: Each Accelerator includes full reporting of the network and applications, with real-time graphing of performance metrics, as well as automatic discovery of applications on the network. Accelerators are also compatible with ExpandView (central management solution) with expanded reporting functionality.
    Logging tools included: All Accelerators include on-board logging, and are capable of generating SYSLOG records. The Accelerators are also AAA-compliant, and will integrate with existing AAA-compliant systems.
    Security: AAA compliant; Proprietary tunnelling and file system protocols; IPSec 
    Integration: Accelerators are deployed either in-line or on-LAN. Resilience and redundancy as well as integration are handled with support of HSRP, VRRP, RIP, WCCP, and OSPF 
    WAN Link Types Supported: Includes private line, IP VPN, Frame Relay, ATM, satellite, MPLS, etc.
    Data reduction and techniques: Patented algorithms for bit and byte-level data reduction and compression. Object level data reduction and caching for HTTP, FTP, and files used by CIFS 
    WAN throughput: 45 Mbps/1 Gbps (7940), 200 Mbps/1 Gbps (System 10000)
    Connectivity: Ethernet or serial for some models 
    Vendor comment: Interactions with the applications will be faster and more reliable, providing a superior user experience. 
    Availability: WAN Accelerators have been shipping since 1999; Compass technology with WAFS has been shipping since August 2005
    Base Cost As Described: List price for an Accelerator 4920 with a WAFS license is $2,495
    Detailed specs: http://www.expand.com/Products/Index.aspx?URL=/Products/Overview.aspx 
    Vendor URL: www.expand.com 

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    Product: F5 Networks Inc.; WANJet 200 application optimization appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: 1,000
    Application types supported: WANJet supports file transfer, e-mail, and data replication applications as well as all other TCP and UDP protocols 
    Traffic types supported: WANJet allows classification of traffic by IP, port, and protocol (TCP/UDP) 
    Disk cache: Up to 50 MB
    Management tools included: WANJet acts as both an RMON2 and NetFlow probe for data collection available to a number of third party tools. WANJet also includes the following network diagnostic tools: ping, traceroute, iperf, tcpdump, pathrate, and a suite of automated network test routines.
    Reporting tools included: Historical and trend analysis; Real time displays/reports; Displays/reports with drill down capability; Reports on autonomous systems bandwidth usage; Reports by application bandwidth usage; Reports by host bandwidth usage; Reports by source and/or destination node; Reports by source and/or destination address; Reports by source and/or destination network; Reports by port to port range; Reports by specified time periods/ranges; Reports on QoS policy effectiveness.
    Logging tools included: All bandwidth usage is logged and can be accessed via NetFlow and RMON2. Summarized reports can be exported from the WANJet in csv format. System status logs can be directed to an external syslog server and device health can be monitored via SNMP.
    Security: Application traffic between two WANJet's can be secured through the use of SSL tunnels 
    Integration: In-Line (installed in data path between LAN switch and WAN router); One-Arm via WCCPv2 (single connection to switch or router); One-Arm via static IP policy routes (single connection to switch or router) On-LAN (single connection to a switch, deployed as a standard host)
    WAN link types supported: Works across all wide-area networks including dedicated links, IP VPNs, frame relay, and even satellite connections 
    Data reduction and techniques: Transparent Data Reduction; an F5 technology that reduces the amount of data transferred over a WAN link 
    WAN throughput: WANJet 200 supports WAN speeds from as low as 64 kbps to as high as 2 Mbps 
    Connectivity: Two 10/100 Ethernet with hardware fail-to-wire (data); One 10/100 Ethernet (peer); One DB-9 serial port (console); One 10/100 Ethernet (management) 
    Vendor comment: WANJet is an appliance-based solution that delivers LAN-like application performance over the WAN 
    Availability: Currently available
    Base cost as described: Priced from $1,795 to $9,995 depending on WAN bandwidth 
    Detailed specs: http://www.f5.com/products/WANJet/
    Vendor URL: www.f5.com 

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    Product: F5 Networks Inc.; WANJet 400 application optimization appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: 14,000
    Application types supported: WANJet supports file transfer, e-mail, and data replication applications as well as all other TCP and UDP protocols 
    Traffic types supported: WANJet allows classification of traffic by IP, port, and protocol (TCP/UDP) 
    Disk cache: Up to 3 GB 
    Management tools included: WANJet acts as both an RMON2 and NetFlow probe for data collection for a number of third party tools and allows network administrators to determine network utilization by protocol, IP address, and time of day. WANJet also includes the following network diagnostic tools: ping, traceroute, iperf, tcpdump, pathrate, and a suite of automated network test routines. 
    Reporting tools included: Historical and trend analysis; Real time displays/reports; Displays/reports with drill down capability; Reports on autonomous systems bandwidth usage; Reports by application bandwidth usage; Reports by host bandwidth usage; Reports by source and/or destination node; Reports by source and/or destination address; Reports by source and/or destination network; Reports by port to port range; Reports by specified time periods/ranges; Reports on QoS policy effectiveness. 
    Logging tools included: All bandwidth usage is logged and can be accessed via NetFlow and RMON2. Summarized reports can be exported from the WANJet in csv format. System status logs can be directed to an external syslog server and device health can be monitored via SNMP. 
    Security: All, or selected application traffic between two WANJet's can be secured through the use of SSL tunnels 
    Integration: In-Line (installed in data path between LAN switch and WAN router); One-Arm via WCCPv2 (single connection to switch or router); One-Arm via static IP policy routes (single connection to switch or router); On-LAN (single connection to a switch, deployed as a standard host) 
    WAN link types supported: WANJet solutions work across all wide-area networks including dedicated links, IP VPNs, frame relay, and even satellite connections. 
    Data reduction and techniques: Transparent Data Reduction is an F5 technology that provides high-speed application performance by reducing the amount of data transferred over a WAN link. 
    WAN throughput: WANJet 400 supports WAN speeds from as low as 512 kbps to as high as 622 Mbps. 
    Connectivity: Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet with hardware fail-to-wire (data); One 10/100/1000 Ethernet (peer); One RJ-45 serial port (console); One 10/100 Ethernet (management) 
    Vendor comment: WANJet is an appliance-based solution that delivers LAN-like application performance over the WAN. 
    Availability: Currently available
    Base cost as described: WANJet 400 pricing ranges from $8,795 to $149,995 depending on WAN bandwidth. 
    Detailed specs: http://www.f5.com/products/WANJet/ 
    Vendor URL: www.f5.com 

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    Product: Juniper Networks Inc.; WX 100 Application Acceleration Platform

    Number of optimized connections: Up to 105 tunnels supported with all features enabled 
    Application types supported: All IP; application-level acceleration for CIFS, Exchange, HTTP 
    Traffic types supported: Any IP-based traffic (TCP, UDP, GRE, etc.)
    Disk cache: No 
    Management tools included: SNMPv2c, MIB II, WX Enterprise MIB, local Syslog, SSHv1, SSHv2, HTTPS, AAA local database and RADIUS support; export to CSV, NetFlow v5
    Reporting tools included: Real-time and historical compression statistics provided on a per-device, per-application and per-destination basis; WAN latency, loss and availability statistics for SLA monitoring and enforcement; real-time and historical QoS and bandwidth management statistics provided on per-destination and per-traffic class basis; detailed application performance reporting available by IP address and/or port numbers and/or IP protocol and/or DSCP/ToS value; event and performance monitoring generates automatic alerts via SNMP traps and e-mail for up to 200 administrator-definable performance or system events
    Logging tools included: Internal system log, Syslog 
    Security: IPSec tunneling 
    Integration: Inline between aggregation switch and edge router, or off WAN router using route injection (RIP), WCCPv2, or policy-based routing
    WAN link types supported: WAN transport-agnostic 
    Data reduction and techniques: Dynamic compression (molecular sequence reduction), disk caching (network sequence caching), TCP acceleration, application acceleration (application flow acceleration), route optimization, QoS 
    WAN throughput: 1 Mbps to 20 Mbps 
    Connectivity: Two copper fail-to-wire 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports or two fiber 1000 Ethernet ports 
    Vendor comment: The WX platforms enable WAFS functionality through persistent disk-based sequence caching, memory-based compression, and CIFS protocol acceleration 
    Availability: Currently available
    Base cost as described: List price $24,995 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.juniper.net/products/appaccel/wan/wx/
    Vendor URL: www.juniper.net 

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    Product: Juniper Networks Inc.; WXC 250 Application Acceleration Platform 

    Number of optimized connections: Up to 10 tunnels supported with all features enabled 
    Application types supported: All IP; application-level acceleration for CIFS, Exchange, HTTP 
    Traffic types supported: Any IP-based traffic (TCP, UDP, GRE, etc.) 
    Disk Cache: 40 GB
    Management tools included: SNMPv2c; MIB II; WX Enterprise MIB; local Syslog; SSHv1; SSHv2; HTTPS; AAA local database and RADIUS support; export to CSV, NetFlow v5
    Reporting tools included: Real-time and historical compression statistics provided on a per-device, per-application and per-destination basis; WAN latency, loss and availability statistics for SLA monitoring and enforcement; real-time and historical QoS and bandwidth management statistics provided on per-destination and per-traffic class basis; detailed application performance reporting available by IP address and/or port numbers and/or IP protocol and/or DSCP/ToS value; event and performance monitoring generates automatic alerts via SNMP traps and e-mail for up to 200 administrator-definable performance or system events 
    Logging tools included: Internal system log, Syslog 
    Security: IPSec tunneling 
    Integration: Inline between aggregation switch and edge router, or off WAN router using route injection (RIP), WCCPv2, or policy-based routing 
    WAN link types supported: WAN transport-agnostic; supports point-to-point, hub and spoke, full mesh 
    Data reduction and techniques: Dynamic compression; disk caching; TCP acceleration; application acceleration; route optimization; QoS 
    WAN throughput: 128 Kbps to 2 Mbps 
    Connectivity: Two copper fail-to-wire 10/100 Ethernet ports 
    Vendor comment: Delivers the functional benefits of a WAFS device while simultaneously accelerating ERP, CRM, finance, voice, video, and other business-critical applications to the branch office 
    Availability: Currently available
    Base cost as described: List price $5,895 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.juniper.net/products/appaccel/wan/wx/ 
    Vendor URL: www.juniper.net 

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    Product: Juniper Networks Inc.; WXC 500 Application Acceleration Platform 

    Number of optimized connections: Up to 50 tunnels supported with all features enabled 
    Application types supported: All IP; Application-level acceleration for CIFS, Exchange, HTTP 
    Traffic types supported: Any IP-based traffic (TCP, UDP, GRE, etc.) 
    Disk cache: 500 GB (redundant 250 GB drives)
    Management tools included: SNMPv2c; MIB II; WX Enterprise MIB; local Syslog; SSHv1; SSHv2; HTTPS; AAA local database and RADIUS support; export to CSV, NetFlow v5
    Reporting tools included: Real-time and historical compression statistics provided on a per-device, per-application and per-destination basis; WAN latency, loss and availability statistics for SLA monitoring and enforcement; real-time and historical QoS and bandwidth management statistics provided on per-destination and per-traffic class basis; detailed application performance reporting available by IP address and/or port numbers and/or IP protocol and/or DSCP/ToS value; event and performance monitoring generates automatic alerts via SNMP traps and e-mail for up to 200 administrator-definable performance or system events 
    Logging tools included: Internal system log, Syslog 
    Security: IPSec tunneling 
    Integration: Inline between aggregation switch and edge router, or off WAN router using route injection (RIP), WCCPv2, or policy-based routing 
    WAN link types supported: WAN transport-agnostic; supports point-to-point, hub and spoke, full mesh 
    Data reduction and techniques: Dynamic compression; disk caching; TCP acceleration; application acceleration; route optimization; QoS 
    WAN throughput: 512 Kbps to 20 Mbps 
    Connectivity: Two copper fail-to-wire 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports 
    Vendor comment: Delivers the functional benefits of a WAFS device while simultaneously accelerating ERP, CRM, finance, voice, video, and other business-critical applications to the branch office 
    Availability: Currently available
    Base cost as described: List price $12,995 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.juniper.net/products/appaccel/wan/wx/
    Vendor URL: www.juniper.net 

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    Product: Juniper Networks Inc.; WXC 590 Application Acceleration Platform 

    Number of optimized connections: Up to 140 tunnels supported with all features enabled 
    Application types supported: All IP; application-level acceleration for CIFS, Exchange, HTTP 
    Traffic types supported: Any IP-based traffic (TCP, UDP, GRE, etc.) 
    Disk cache: 500 GB (redundant, field-serviceable 250 GB drives) 
    Management tools included: SNMPv2c; MIB II; WX Enterprise MIB; local Syslog; SSHv1; SSHv2; HTTPS; AAA local database and RADIUS support; export to CSV, NetFlow v5
    Reporting tools included: Real-time and historical compression statistics provided on a per-device, per-application and per-destination basis; WAN latency, loss and availability statistics for SLA monitoring and enforcement; real-time and historical QoS and bandwidth management statistics provided on per-destination and per-traffic class basis; detailed application performance reporting available by IP address and/or port numbers and/or IP protocol and/or DSCP/ToS value; event and performance monitoring generates automatic alerts via SNMP traps and e-mail for up to 200 administrator-definable performance or system events 
    Logging tools included: Internal system log, Syslog 
    Security: IPSec tunneling 
    Integration: Inline between aggregation switch and edge router, or off WAN router using route injection (RIP), WCCPv2, or policy-based routing 
    WAN link types supported: WAN transport-agnostic; supports point-to-point, hub and spoke, full mesh 
    Data reduction and techniques: Dynamic compression; disk caching; TCP acceleration; application acceleration; route optimization; QoS 
    WAN throughput: 512 Kbps to 20 Mbps 
    Connectivity: Two copper fail-to-wire 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports 
    Vendor comment: Delivers the functional benefits of a WAFS device while simultaneously accelerating ERP, CRM, finance, voice, video, and other business-critical applications to the branch office 
    Availability: Currently available
    Base cost as described: List price $24,995 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.juniper.net/products/appaccel/wan/wx/ 
    Vendor URL: www.juniper.net 

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    Product: Packeteer Inc.; iShaper Appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: Up to 10,000 TCP connections 
    Application types supported: All applications VoIP, ERP/CRM, CIFS: MS Office, CAD, MAPI; MS Exchange/Email; FTP; HTTP; Lotus Notes; Sharepoint; backup/replication, as well as control of recreational apps (P2P, MySpace/Facebook) and DDoS and virus-based attacks. 
    Traffic types supported: All IP based traffic VoIP, ERP/CRM systems, bulk traffic (CIFS, MAPI, NFS, HTTP, TCP applications) as well as control of recreational and malicious traffic 
    Disk cache: Yes; 100GB, 300GB, 600GB models 
    Management tools included: Yes; Central Management Console that aggregates central monitoring, reporting and logging functions providing easy manageability of up to 500 appliances 
    Reporting tools included: Yes; Built-in Web GUI providing logs for traffic discovery, monitoring and performance metrics for applications (incl. VoIP SLAs) also optimized data transfers, connections, data pre-population and system diagnostic logs. The reports are also available to be exported as reports or alarms. 
    Logging tools included: Yes; Built-in Web GUI providing logs for Traffic discovery, monitoring and performance metrics for applications (incl. VoIP SLAs) also optimized data transfers, connections, data pre-population and system diagnostic logs. The reports are also available to be exported as reports or alarms. 
    Security: Yes; All optimized traffic over WAN runs on SSL tunnel between Appliances; Encrypted cache (256 bit) Complies fully with Microsoft IPSEC and SMB Signing 
    Integration: Unique dual plane architecture – inline for Monitoring, QoS and RAM-based acceleration with fail-to-wire capability PLUS out-of-path Windows-based plane that maintains transparency and highest performance for all optimized protocols. DFS and Direct Map drives for CIFS. 
    WAN link types supported: Private, MPLS, Frame Relay and ATM Networks; Data Services over VSAT Satellite Links; Ethernet 
    Data reduction and techniques: Yes; depending on traffic type, through RAM-based low latency OR Disk based local caching and Wide Dictionary compression technology that removes large repetitive patterns from WAN data 
    WAN throughput: Up to 10 Mbps uncompressed 
    Connectivity: Standard Ethernet 100Mbps/1Gbps 
    Vendor comment: Packeteer iShaper is the perfect combination of real-time WAN optimization, monitoring and shaping with wide area file services (WAFS) and key Microsoft services in a single appliance. iShaper delivers great application performance at the branch office for every application — voice, video and data. 
    Availability: Version 3.6/82 currently available 
    Base cost as described: Appliance unit price approx. $10,000 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.packeteer.com/products/ishaper 
    Vendor URL: www.packeteer.com 

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    Product: Packeteer Inc.; iShared Appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: Up to 10,000 TCP connections 
    Application types supported: CIFS: MS Office, CAD, Adobe; NFS: Unix applications, CATIA, software development tools: CVS, Clearcase; MAPI: MS Exchange/Email; FTP; HTTP; Lotus Notes; Sharepoint; backup/replication 
    Traffic types supported: All TCP based traffic (CIFS, MAPI, NFS, HTTP, TCP applications) 
    Disk cache: Yes; 50GB, 100GB, 300GB, 600GB appliance models; Upto 1TB for software based install 
    Management tools included: Yes; Central Management Console that aggregates central monitoring, reporting and logging functions providing easy manageability of up to 500 appliances 
    Reporting tools included: Yes; Built-in Web GUI providing graphical reports for WAN bandwidth optimization and data transfer efficiency. The reports are also available to be exported as Excel files 
    Logging tools included: Yes; Built-in Web GUI providing logs for optimized data transfers, connections, data pre-population and system diagnostic logs. The reports are also available to be exported as text files 
    Security: All optimized traffic over WAN runs on SSL tunnel between Appliances; Encrypted cache (256 bit) Complies fully with Microsoft IPSEC and SMB Signing 
    Integration: Out-of-path installation that maintains transparency for all optimized protocols. Accepts traffic through protocol redirection mechanisms like WCCP and PBR; DFS and Direct Map drives for CIFS 
    WAN link types supported: Links between 20 ms to 1500 ms roundtrip latency that include dedicated links, IP VPNs, Frame relay, satellite links 
    Data reduction and techniques: Yes; through local caching and Wide Dictionary compression technology that removes large repetitive patterns from WAN data 
    WAN throughput: Up to 45 Mbps uncompressed 
    Connectivity: Standard Ethernet 100Mbps/1Gbps 
    Vendor comment: Manages branch offices from a single point in the context of existing Windows infrastructure without impacting Microsoft security 
    Availability: Version 3.6 currently available 
    Base cost as described: Appliance unit price approx. $10,000 USD; Software-only unit price approx. $6000 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.packeteer.com/products/ishared/ 
    Vendor URL: www.packeteer.com 

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    Product: Packeteer Inc.; PacketShaper Appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: Up to 200,000 TCP connections 
    Application types supported: VoIP, ERP/CRM, FTP; HTTP; Sharepoint; Backup/Replication, as well as control of recreational apps (P2P, MySpace/Facebook) and DDoS and virus-based attacks 
    Traffic types supported: All IP based traffic VoIP, ERP/CRM systems, bulk traffic (NFS, HTTP, TCP applications) as well as control of recreational and malicious traffic 
    Disk cache: No 
    Management tools included: Web GUI management interface 
    Reporting tools included: Yes; unique layer 7 plus traffic / application discovery and reporting through Web UI 
    Logging tools included: Yes; Layer 7 plus based logging for troubleshooting diagnostic information through Web UI 
    Security: Yes; Tunneling through encryption/compression 
    Integration: In-band appliance with fail-to-wire capability 
    WAN link types supported: Private, MPLS, Frame Relay and ATM Networks; Data Services over VSAT Satellite Links; Ethernet 
    Data reduction and techniques: Yes; Application-dependent RAM-based data compression algorithms 
    WAN throughput: Up to 1 Gbps (uncompressed) 
    Connectivity: Standard Ethernet; 10/100/1000 Mbps 
    Vendor comment: Packeteer PacketShaper combines unique Layer 7 Plus visibility, control and WAN optimization in a single platform. PacketShaper automatically discovers over 600 applications on the network, measures utilization and application performance (network delays and server delays), tracks application SLAs, and provides real time stats to track and troubleshoot application and network performance issues. 
    Availability: v 8.2 is currently available 
    Base cost as described: $1,500 USD and up depending on capacity/capabilities 
    Detailed specs: http://www.packeteer.com/products/packetshaper/ 
    Vendor URL: www.packeteer.com 

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    Product: Packeteer Inc.; SkyX Accelerator 

    Number of optimized connections: Up to 85,000 TCP connections 
    Application types supported: HTTP; Replication; TCP applications, FTP 
    Traffic types supported: All TCP based traffic (HTTP, FTP, ERP, Email, TCP and FCP applications) 
    Disk cache: No 
    Management tools included: Web GUI management interface 
    Reporting tools included: Yes; Reporting for optimized TCP connections through Web UI 
    Logging tools included: Yes; Logging for diagnostic information through Web UI 
    Security: Yes; Tunneling through IPSec; SCPS (Space Communications Protocol Standard); IPv6 protocols 
    Integration: In-band appliance with fail-to-wire capability 
    WAN link types supported: Long delay, high bit error, asymmetric links including dedicated links, IP VPNs, frame relay, satellite connections 
    Data reduction and techniques: Yes; Data Compression 
    WAN throughput: Up to 155 Mbps (uncompressed) 
    Connectivity: Standard Ethernet; 10/100/1000 Mbps 
    Vendor comment: Accelerator overcomes latency by utilizing bandwidth much more efficiently and improving replication performance over DS3 and OC3 data center-to-data center links 
    Availability: v 8.0 is currently available 
    Base cost as described: Approx. $20,000 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.packeteer.com/products/skyx/ 
    Vendor URL: www.packeteer.com 

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    Product: Steelhead WDS Appliances Models 50, 100, 200,300

    Number of optimized connections: 25 to 250
    Application types supported: All enterprise traffic including file, email, document management, ERP, CRM, web-based applications, backup and replication, software management systems, and reporting systems. Real-time traffic such as VoIP and video are also optimized 
    Traffic types supported: All IP-based traffic, such as CIFS, MAPI, HTTP, NFS, SSL, Oracle, TCP, UDP, and VoIP 
    Disk cache: 35 GB 
    Management tools included: Web-based configuration, command line interface, and an optional Central Management Console 
    Reporting tools included: Real-time performance statistics, graphical reports, and export. Report by application, link, or QoS class. SNMP support included 
    Logging tools included: Syslog and local logging 
    Security: RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication; Configurable IPSec encryption for data transfer 
    Integration: Supports transparent in-path deployment as well as virtual in-path, and out-of-path deployments uusing WCCP, PBR, and L4 switches; Compatible with the Riverbed Interceptor for seamless network integration; Suports N:1 clustering, failover, and fail-to-wire capabilities.
    WAN link types supported: Full mesh, hub and spoke, and multi-drop topologies supported. MPLS, IP VPN, Satellite, Frame relay, ATM, and any other IP transport supported 
    Data reduction and techniques: Byte-level data reduction across all applications; LZ compression on new data; TCP and layer 7 protocol optimization to reduce latency; Quality-of-service for data prioritization 
    WAN throughput: 256 Kbps to 2 Mbps 
    Connectivity: 10/100/1000 Ethernet 
    Vendor comment: Products contain all of the key RiOS optimization and acceleration features as the larger models without the large, rack-mountable chassis 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base cost as described: $3,495 to $9,995 USD
    Detailed specs: http://www.riverbed.com/products/appliances/small_office.php 
    Vendor URL: http://www.riverbed.com 

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    Product: Steelhead WDS Appliances Models 520, 1020, 1520, 2020

    Number of optimized connections: 300 to 2,000
    Application types supported: All enterprise traffic including file, email, document management, ERP, CRM, web-based applications, as well as backup and replication, software management systems, and reporting systems. Real-time traffic such as VoIP and video are also optimized 
    Traffic types supported: All IP-based traffic, such as CIFS, MAPI, HTTP, NFS, SSL, Oracle, TCP, UDP, and VoIP 
    Disk Cache: 80 to 150 GB 
    Management tools included: Web-based configuration, command line interface, and an optional Central Management Console 
    Reporting tools included: Real-time performance statistics, graphical reports, and export; Report by application, link, or QoS class; SNMP support included 
    Logging tools included: Syslog and local logging 
    Security: RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication; Configurable IPSec encryption for data transfer 
    Integration: Supports transparent in-path deployment as well as virtual in-path, and out-of-path deployments uusing WCCP, PBR, and L4 switches; Also compatible with the Riverbed Interceptor for seamless network integration; Suports N:1 clustering, failover, and fail-to-wire capabilities; Multi-port cards are available for redundant WAN configurations. 
    WAN link types supported: Full mesh, hub and spoke, and multi-drop topologies supported. MPLS, IP VPN, Satellite, Frame relay, ATM, and any other IP transport supported 
    Data reduction and techniques: Byte-level data reduction across all applications; LZ compression on new data; TCP and layer 7 protocol optimization to reduce latency; Quality-of-service for data prioritization 
    WAN throughput: 2 Mbps to 10 Mbps 
    Connectivity: 10/100/1000 Ethernet and Fiber Card 
    Vendor comment: Products contain all of the key RiOS optimization and acceleration features as the larger models, with the scale needed for local and remote locations. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base cost as described: $8,995 to $20,995 USD
    Detailed specs: http://www.riverbed.com/products/appliances/medium_office.php 
    Vendor URL: http://www.riverbed.com 

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    Product: Steelhead WDS Appliances Models 3020, 3520, 5520, 6020, 6120

    Number of optimized connections: 3,500 to 40,000 (Up to 1,000,000 in a cluster) 
    Application types supported: All enterprise traffic including file, email, document management, ERP, CRM, web-based applications, as well as backup and replication, software management systems, and reporting systems. Real-time traffic such as VoIP and video are also optimized 
    Traffic types supported: All IP-based traffic, such as CIFS, MAPI, HTTP, NFS, SSL, Oracle, TCP, UDP, and VoIP 
    Disk cache: 250 GB to 3.4 TB 
    Management tools included: Web-based configuration, command line interface, and an optional Central Management Console 
    Reporting tools included: Real-time performance statistics, graphical reports, and export; Report by application, link, or QoS class; SNMP support included 
    Logging tools included: Syslog and local logging 
    Security: RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication; Configurable IPSec encryption for data transfer 
    Integration: Supports transparent in-path deployment as well as virtual in-path, and out-of-path deployments uusing WCCP, PBR, and L4 switches; Also compatible with the Riverbed Interceptor for seamless network integration; Suports N:1 clustering, failover, and fail-to-wire capabilities; Multi-port cards are available for redundant WAN configurations. 
    WAN link types supported: Full mesh, hub and spoke, and multi-drop topologies supported. MPLS, IP VPN, Satellite, Frame relay, ATM, and any other IP transport supported 
    Data reduction and techniques: Byte-level data reduction across all applications; LZ compression on new data; TCP and layer 7 protocol optimization to reduce latency; Quality-of-service for data prioritization 
    WAN throughput: 20 Mbps to 310 Mbps (800 Mbps with High-Speed TCP; Up to 4 Gbps in a cluster)
    Connectivity: 10/100/1000 Ethernet and Fiber Card 
    Vendor comment: Devices contain all of the key RiOS optimization and acceleration features along with the key reliability features needed for data centers and headquarters; RAID, triple-redundant power supplies, and hot-swappable disks are all available. 
    Availability: Currently available
    Base cost as described: $34,995 to $119,995 USD
    Detailed Specs: http://www.riverbed.com/products/appliances/large_office.php
    Vendor URL: http://www.riverbed.com 

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    Product: Silver Peak; NX-2500 WAN acceleration appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: No TCP flow limits 
    Application Types Supported: Disaster recovery applications including Double-Take software, NetApp SnapMirror/SnapVault, Veritas Volume Replicator, EMC SRDF and Legato; Email (e.g., Exchange, Lotus Notes, SMTP); file services (CIFS, NFS, FTP); document management; ERP; CRM; Interactive and transactional applications, such as Telnet, Citrix, Remote Desktop, and SQL; and real-time and streaming media, including Voice over IP (VoIP) and video distribution. 
    Traffic types supported: All IP based traffic, including TCP, UDP, and proprietary 
    Disk cache: Yes; Up to 250 GB local data store 
    Management tools included: Yes; Web-based Appliance Manager provides remote device management, network monitoring, and application performance analysis 
    Reporting tools included: Both real-time and historical reports are available 
    Logging tools included: Dashboards provide essential real-time logging information, such as device status and usage statistics, tunnel metrics, and alarms 
    Security: Yes; 128 Bit (AES) disk encryption to protect data at rest; Hardware acceleration for line rate performance when encryption is enabled; IPSec (using 128-bit AES) to protect data in transit across the WAN; TACACS+ and RADIUS support for administrative privileges 
    Integration: Appliances support a variety of different installation modes including "in-line" and "out-of-path" using policy based routing (PBR), Web Cache Coordination Protocol (WCCP), or Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) 
    WAN link types supported: All WAN links carrying IP traffic, including dedicated private lines, IP VPNS, frame relay, ATM, satellite, MPLS, DSL, etc. 
    Data reduction and techniques: Yes; Caching; Byte-level reduction
    WAN throughput: Up to 2 Mbps with all features and encryption enabled 
    Connectivity: Standard 10/100/1000 LAN/WAN Ethernet connection 
    Vendor comment: The NX-2500 uses a variety of technology components to accelerate enterprises applications in a secure and reliable fashion 
    Availability: October 2005 
    Base cost as described: Base cost is $9,995 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.silver-peak.com/Products/nx2500.htm 
    Vendor URL: www.silver-peak.com 

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    Product: Silver Peak; NX-3500 WAN acceleration appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: No TCP flow limits 
    Application types supported: Disaster recovery applications including Double-Take software, NetApp SnapMirror/SnapVault, Veritas Volume Replicator, EMC SRDF and Legato; Email (e.g., Exchange, Lotus Notes, SMTP); file services (CIFS, NFS, FTP); document management; ERP; CRM; Interactive and transactional applications, such as Telnet, Citrix, Remote Desktop, and SQL; and real-time and streaming media, including Voice over IP (VoIP) and video distribution. 
    Traffic types supported: All IP based traffic, including TCP, UDP, and proprietary 
    Disk cache: Yes; Up to 500 GB local data store with RAID 
    Management tools included: Web-based Appliance Manager provides remote device management, network monitoring, and application performance analysis 
    Reporting tools included: Yes; Reporting capabilities assist with capacity management, network planning, auditing, troubleshooting, ROI analysis, and SLA enforcement; Both real-time and historical reports are available. 
    Logging tools included: Yes; dashboards provide essential real-time logging information, such as device status and usage statistics, tunnel metrics, and alarms 
    Security: Yes; 128 Bit (AES) disk encryption to protect data at rest; Hardware acceleration for line rate performance when encryption is enabled; IPSec (using 128-bit AES) to protect data in transit across the WAN; TACACS+ and RADIUS support for administrative privileges 
    Integration: Installation modes include "in-line" and "out-of-path" using policy based routing (PBR), Web Cache Coordination Protocol (WCCP), or Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) 
    WAN link types supported: All WAN links carrying IP traffic, including dedicated private lines, IP VPNS, frame relay, ATM, satellite, MPLS, DSL, etc. 
    Data reduction and techniques: Yes; Caching; Byte-level reduction
    WAN throughput: Up to 10Mbps with all features and encryption enabled 
    Connectivity: Standard 10/100/1000 LAN/WAN Ethernet connection 
    Vendor comment: The NX-3500 uses a variety of technology components to accelerate enterprises applications in a secure and reliable fashion 
    Availability: October 2005 
    Base cost as described: Base cost is $14,995 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.silver-peak.com/Products/nx3500.htm 
    Vendor URL: www.silver-peak.com 

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    Product: Silver Peak; NX-5500 WAN acceleration appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: No TCP flow limits 
    Application types supported: Disaster recovery applications including Double-Take software, NetApp SnapMirror/SnapVault, Veritas Volume Replicator, EMC SRDF and Legato; Email (e.g., Exchange, Lotus Notes, SMTP); file services (CIFS, NFS, FTP); document management; ERP; CRM; Interactive and transactional applications, such as Telnet, Citrix, Remote Desktop, and SQL; and real-time and streaming media, including Voice over IP (VoIP) and video distribution. 
    Traffic types supported: All IP based traffic, including TCP, UDP, and proprietary 
    Disk cache: Up to 2TB of local data store with RAID 
    Management Tools Included: Web-based Appliance Manager provides remote device management, network monitoring, and application performance analysis 
    Reporting tools included: Yes; Extensive reporting capabilities assist with capacity management, network planning, auditing, troubleshooting, ROI analysis, and SLA enforcement; Both real-time and historical reports are available. 
    Logging tools included: Yes; Dashboards provide essential real-time logging information, such as device status and usage statistics, tunnel metrics, and alarms 
    Security: Yes; 128 Bit (AES) disk encryption to protect data at rest; Hardware acceleration for line rate performance when encryption is enabled; IPSec (using 128-bit AES) to protect data in transit across the WAN; TACACS+ and RADIUS support for administrative privileges 
    Integration: Appliances support a variety of different installation modes including "in-line" and "out-of-path" using Policy based Routing (PBR), Web Cache Coordination Protocol (WCCP), or Virtual Router Redundancy protocol (VRRP) 
    WAN link types supported: All WAN links carrying IP traffic, including dedicated private lines, IP VPNS, frame relay, ATM, satellite, MPLS, DSL, etc. 
    Data reduction and techniques: Yes; Caching; Byte-level reduction 
    WAN throughput: Up to 50Mbps with all features and encryption enabled 
    Connectivity: Standard 10/100/1000 LAN/WAN Ethernet connection 
    Vendor comment: The NX-5500 uses a variety of technology components to accelerate enterprises applications in a secure and reliable fashion 
    Availability: May 2006
    Base cost as described: Base cost is $44,995 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.silver-peak.com/Products/nx5500.htm 
    Vendor URL: www.silver-peak.com 

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    Product: Silver Peak; NX-7500 WAN acceleration appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: No TCP flow limits 
    Application types supported: Disaster recovery applications including Double-Take software, NetApp SnapMirror/SnapVault, Veritas Volume Replicator, EMC SRDF and Legato; Email (e.g., Exchange, Lotus Notes, SMTP); file services (CIFS, NFS, FTP); document management; ERP; CRM; Interactive and transactional applications, such as Telnet, Citrix, Remote Desktop, and SQL; and real-time and streaming media, including Voice over IP (VoIP) and video distribution. 
    Traffic types supported: All IP based traffic, including TCP, UDP, and proprietary 
    Disk cache: Up to 2TB of local data store with RAID 
    Management tools included: Yes; Web-based Appliance Manager provides remote device management, network monitoring, and application performance analysis 
    Reporting tools included: Yes; Extensive reporting capabilities assist with capacity management, network planning, auditing, troubleshooting, ROI analysis, and SLA enforcement; Both real-time and historical reports are available 
    Logging tools included: Yes; Dashboards provide essential real-time logging information, such as device status and usage statistics, tunnel metrics, and alarms 
    Security: Yes; 128 Bit (AES) disk encryption to protect data at rest; Hardware acceleration for line rate performance when encryption is enabled; IPSec (using 128-bit AES) to protect data in transit across the WAN; TACACS+ and RADIUS support for administrative privileges 
    Integration: Appliances support a variety of different installation modes, including "in-line" and "out-of-path" using policy based routing (PBR), Web Cache Coordination Protocol (WCCP), or Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) 
    WAN link types supported: All WAN links carrying IP traffic, including dedicated private lines, IP VPNS, frame relay, ATM, satellite, MPLS, DSL, etc. 
    Data reduction and techniques: Yes; Caching; Byte-level reduction 
    WAN throughput: Up to 155 Mbps with all features and encryption enabled; up to 800 Mbps with latency mitigation only 
    Connectivity: Standard 10/100/1000 LAN/WAN Ethernet connection 
    Vendor comment: The NX-7500 uses a variety of technology components to accelerate enterprises applications in a secure and reliable fashion 
    Availability: October 2005 
    Base cost as described: Base cost is $64,995 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.silver-peak.com/Products/nx7500.htm 
    Vendor URL: www.silver-peak.com 

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    Product: Silver Peak; NX-8500 WAN acceleration appliance 

    Number of optimized connections: No TCP flow limits 
    Application types supported: Disaster recovery applications including Double-Take software, NetApp SnapMirror/SnapVault, Veritas Volume Replicator, EMC SRDF and Legato; Email (e.g., Exchange, Lotus Notes, SMTP); file services (CIFS, NFS, FTP); document management; ERP; CRM; Interactive and transactional applications, such as Telnet, Citrix, Remote Desktop, and SQL; and real-time and streaming media, including Voice over IP (VoIP) and video distribution. 
    Traffic types supported: All IP based traffic, including TCP, UDP, and proprietary 
    Disk cache: Yes; Up to 7 TB of local data store with RAID 
    Management tools included: Yes; Web-based Appliance Manager provides remote device management, network monitoring, and application performance analysis 
    Reporting tools included: Yes; Extensive reporting capabilities assist with capacity management, network planning, auditing, troubleshooting, ROI analysis, and SLA enforcement; Both real-time and historical reports are available. 
    Logging tools included: Yes; Dashboards provide essential real-time logging information, such as device status and usage statistics, tunnel metrics, and alarms 
    Security: Yes; 128 Bit (AES) disk encryption to protect data at rest; Hardware acceleration for line rate performance when encryption is enabled; IPSec (using 128-bit AES) to protect data in transit across the WAN; TACACS+ and RADIUS support for administrative privileges 
    Integration: Appliances support a variety of different installation modes, including "in-line" and "out-of-path" using policy based routing (PBR), Web Cache Coordination Protocol (WCCP), or Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) 
    WAN link types supported: All WAN links carrying IP traffic, including dedicated private lines, IP VPNS, frame relay, ATM, satellite, MPLS, DSL, etc. 
    Data reduction and techniques: Yes; Caching; Byte-level reduction 
    WAN throughput: Up to 500 Mbps with all features and encryption enabled; up to 800 Mbps with latency mitigation only 
    Connectivity: Standard 10/100/1000 LAN/WAN Ethernet connection 
    Vendor comment: The NX-8500 uses a variety of technology components to accelerate enterprises applications in a secure and reliable fashion 
    Availability: December 2006 
    Base cost as described: Base cost is $129,995 USD 
    Detailed specs: http://www.silver-peak.com/Products/nx8500.htm 
    Vendor URL: www.silver-peak.com 

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