Multi-Homing Branch Office VPN Links
New device from Radware lets enterprises use multiple service provider lower-speed links at remote branch offices to replace more costly T-1 leased lines, while ensuring that bandwidth is available for critical business apps.Although providing high availability for remote branch offices while lowering WAN costs have worked at odds with each other in the past, Radware may have found a way to meet both goals. Next week Radware, best known as a leader for high-speed Layer 4 to Layer 7 switching, will address what officials believe is the growing need to provide multi-homing for branch office sites running Virtual Private Network links to ensure that connectivity is always available. The new LinkProof Branch device allows enterprises to use multiple service provider lower-speed links at remote branch offices to replace more costly T-1 leased lines, while at the same time ensuring that bandwidth is available for critical business applications.
Because the device automatically fails over to a backup link and performs load balancing across the links, "you can replace an existing T-1 with two business rate DSL links. If you only look at connectivity costs (not enhanced productivity or reduced downtime), you will save over $8,000 a year for a branch office," said CEO Roy Zisapel, who based the savings on AT&T pricing. "With the broadband connectivity options enterprises have today, they can save a lot of money and guarantee the availability they need," added Zisapel, who is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.