Monday, March 10, 2008

Packeteer Unveils Smallest WAN Optimization Appliance

Packeteer introduced its PacketShaper 900 (PS900) appliance for providing visibility, control, compression and acceleration of application traffic across WAN links. The new PS900, which is billed as the smallest WAN Optimization appliance, delivers the same functionality of Packeteer's larger PacketShaper models for Intelligent Service Assurance in a small form-factor, energy efficient package that aligns with the needs of remote sites where space and power is at a premium.

Key PS900 features include:

  • The ability to monitor and troubleshoot performance, enforce QoS policies, and intelligently accelerate applications on a single device

  • High Definition Application Visibility / Analysis (Layer 7 Plus)

  • Support for multiple (primary/backup or multi-homed) WAN connections

  • Fail-to-wire capability on both pairs of ports to support redundant WAN connections

  • Small form-factor and reduced power requirements.

In addition, Packeteer is also introducing the PS900 Lite, which offers the same visibility and optimization technology as the PS900, but reduces the number of traffic classes supported and some of the detailed performance reports. Both products are now available.

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