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XRoads Networks: Big acceleration

IRVINE, Calif., May 8 -- XRoads Networks receives 4 out of 5 for performance, scalability, and ease of installation from Network World

The EdgePRO-5500 appliances optimize WAN links via what XRoads calls adaptive TCP tuning, a technique that accelerates TCP sessions by allowing for larger TCP windows and providing anticipatory TCP

The devices also use data compression to reduce WAN link traffic, and traffic shaping to prioritize it. The EdgePro 5500e units can manage VPN failover by connecting to one of several designated alternate addresses, and they can turn up an alternate VPN when a WAN link fails.

For Oracle application transactions, we saw an average bandwidth-increase factor of 20.5 from the EdgePro 5500e devices. The boxes achieved an average bandwidth-increase factor of 17.2 for e-mail and Web page traffic, and the units managed a respectable average bandwidth-increase factor of 3.1 for Citrix and VoIP datastreams.

Installation was quick and painless, and XRoads Networks' documentation was easy to follow and of good quality. If you find the 5500e initial configuration to be complicated, you can consult the automated configuration guide on XRoads' Web site. The configuration aid does an excellent job of building a configuration, based on the information you supply.

"The 5500e is a flexible, good-quality WAN optimization tool that we recommend you look at closely.", Barry Nance, Network World

Access the full review here: http://www.networkworld.com/research/2006/050806-wan-test-xroads.html

About XRoads Networks, Inc.

XRoads Networks, Inc. is the worldwide leader in Unified Bandwidth Management platforms. Deployed at over a thousand Fortune 500 companies, universities, and SMB organizations throughout the world, XRoads Networks provides a comprehensive bandwidth management and monitoring solutions for both corporate and branch office environments. More information about XRoads Networks is available at www.XRoadsNetworks.com or by calling +1-888-997-6237.

XRoads Networks is the first company to deliver a fully integrated "bandwidth continuity" solution in its EdgeXOS platform, and is the inventor of triple A bandwidth management solutions Accelibond, Adaptiband, ActiveDNS, along with our XFlow and VPN Virtualization (Site2Site) technology.

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