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By Caron Carlson  |  Posted 2002-11-19 Print this article Print

: Widener University Deploys RouteScience Control Boxes"> Widener is the first university to deploy PathControl technology, but its use is typical of that of a standard enterprise, said Rob Pursell, director of product marketing at RouteScience in San Mateo, Calif. With the WAN, the system optimizes the universitys third-party hosted applications, namely its "Campus Cruiser," which is the online registration/course management site. The site naturally gets its greatest rush of users during registration week, when it can least afford network performance problems. "There are four days of the semester when Larrys phone is going to be ringing non-stop if the network is not optimized," Pursell said.
Additionally, Widener uses PathControl to optimize outbound destination sites for the students, faculty and administrators. The system monitors and measures site destinations across the links and chooses the most efficient ISP connection. "They simultaneously get cost and performance benefit," said Brian De Haaff, director of product management at Routescience.


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