Packeteer Accelerates Web Traffic

 
 
By Paula Musich  |  Posted 2003-02-07
 
 
 
Traffic shaping veteran Packeteer Inc. on Monday will branch out into compression when it launches its new PacketShaper Xpress.

The Cupertino, Calif., bandwidth management company leveraged compression and Web acceleration expertise it gained with its acquisition of Workfire Technologies International Inc. in 2000 to create a universal traffic acceleration offering.

PacketShaper Xpress combines Layer 7 classification, traffic shaping and application-intelligent acceleration to help users get the most efficiency out of their expensive WAN links and to ensure that mission-critical applications get the bandwidth they need.

As more and more non-mission critical Web traffic traverses corporate networks, the need for such tools will only grow