In its latest step to courting midsize enterprise customers, Ecessa is rolling out its PowerLink 500 and ShieldLink 500 WAN controllers, which support up to 1 Gigabit of bandwidth and can route network traffic among two or more network links. In addition, the ShieldLink devices including integrated firewall and VPN gateway functionalities. Over the past two months, Ecessa has rolled out several new WAN controller offerings, including its ClariLink family for improved VOIP communications.
Ecessa is looking to give midsized enterprises better network performance at a lower cost than those offered by competitors.
At the Interop 2009 show in Las Vegas May 19, Ecessa rolled out its
PowerLink 500 and ShieldLink 500 WAN link controllers, which are
designed to give small and midsize enterprises greater bandwidth and
network performance at a competitive price.
The controllers support up to 1 Gigabit of bandwidth and can
intelligently route network traffic among two or more network links.
The two controllers offer aggregation, automated inbound and outbound
load balancing, site failover and failback, according to Ecessa
The ShieldLink 500 controller also offers an integrated firewall and
VPN (virtual private networks) gateway, which brings WAN capabilities
and security features into a single device.
Each controller offers customers "a more-of-everything' device,"
John Addington, director of technical services for Ecessa, said in an
The PowerLink and ShieldLink 500EHQ model includes six Gigabit ports
and can handle 1 million concurrent sessions, 60 remote sites and 25
WAN links. In addition, businesses can use a site-to-site
channel-bonding feature that lets them combine two or more WAN links
into a single large virtual network connection, which can improve
communications, increase bandwidth and improve the reliability of large
file transfers between a headquarters and regional branch office,
The PowerLink 500 and ShieldLink 500 controllers are the latest
offerings from Ecessa as it courts the midmarket. In March, the company
rolled out the first of its ShieldLink WAN link controllers
with integrated firewall and VPN capabilities.
On May 12, the company unveiled its ClariLink family of WAN link controllers
, aimed at improving performance and scalability in VOIP (voice over IP) communications for small and midsized enterprises.
All product models are available immediately, with pricing starting at $6,995.