Expand Tool Manages App Traffic Across WANs
Expand Networks' ExpandView applications traffic management tool identifies the types of applications traversing enterprise WAN links.WAN optimization provider Expand Networks Inc. on Dec. 8 will launch a new applications traffic management tool that promises to bring greater visibility into how applications are performing across enterprise WANs. The Roseland, N.J., company will introduce its ExpandView application traffic management software, which can discover and classify some 100 different enterprise applications, such as Oracle, SAP, Citrix and Microsoft Exchange 2003. The centralized tool works with Expand Networks Accelerator line of WAN optimization appliances installed in branch offices and data centers to identify the types of applications traversing enterprise WAN links. Once traffic is classified, users can selectively accelerate and prioritize application traffic traversing the WAN.
Quality of service priorities can be established by ExpandView and propagated out to each Accelerator, which enforces those policies. A range of different templates are used to create policies for different applicationssuch as how much bandwidth to allocate to Citrix traffic, and what priority voice over IP traffic gets. Once policies are established, they can be sent in a single action to all Accelerators in the network for enforcement.