Flatrock Adds Dimension to Extranets With Routers - Page 3

Flatrock Instant Extranet

USABILITY

B

CAPABILITY

A

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

B

MANAGEABILITY

B

Flatrocks Series 1500 Application Router package can reduce the time needed to deploy applications over the Internet compared with traditional methods, but it has higher upfront costs and can only transport applications over IP protocols. Future versions will also need to improve in the areas of failover and scalability.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The Flatrock routers can be deployed quickly out of the box with minimal impact to the network and users.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The Flatrock Instant Extranet can provide a good return on investment with the ability to deploy new applications to partner sites over any network quickly and without the need to alter existing network infrastructure.

PROS // Provides robust and secured application delivery over any network; easy to set up and manage.

CONS // Expensive; supports only Fast Ethernet; lacks dynamic failover capabilities.

Flatrock Inc., Portland, Ore.; (503) 963-3700; www.flatrock.com