Executive Summary

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-07-22 Print this article Print

: Total Traffic Control 3.0"> Executive Summary: Total Traffic Control 3.0

Lightspeed Systems all-in-one firewall/bandwidth limiter/traffic shaper/ content filter/load balancer is worth careful consideration for use in small and medium-size enterprises or in branch offices. The product is simple to set up and configure and can be managed from a central console.

Cost Analysis

Total Traffic Control 3.0 is easy on the budget in terms of upfront costs and ongoing maintenance. Aside from some minimal consulting that will likely be needed to fine-tune policies, the product shouldnt require much more attention aside from looking at reports.

(+) Combines related traffic control products; many new reports.

(-) Report details can make finding problem traffic difficult.

Evaluation Short List

  • Ciscos 7600 Series routers
  • Nortels Alteon Web Switchin
  • F5s Big IP
  • www.lightspeedsystems.com

    Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.

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