Exinda offers granular WAN orchestration, more control for users – Business Intelligence Info

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ExindaNetworkshasintroducedthreenewfeaturestoitsWANorchestrationproducttoallowbusinessestomanagetheirbandwidthatamoregranularlevel,withmorecontroloverqualityofserviceforapplications。

ManybusinesseshavegivenupthefightagainstapplicationslikeFacebook,buttheystillneedtoensurethatnon-criticalapplicationsarenteatinguptoomanynetworkresources。

Theyalsowanttobeabletoparseoutuserattributesandsetpoliciesaccordingly,likedefiningspecificlevelsofserviceorbandwidthlimitstodifferentusergroups。

Theseenhancementsto[WANproducts]arethenextlogicalstep。

Businesseswantthesamedeepgranularityintousersincludingtheirrolesandlocationsthatserviceprovidershavehadfortheiruserbaseforyears,saidJimRapoza,seniorresearchanalystforBoston-basedAberdeenGroup。

WANorchestrationrequiresinsight,controloverusers

Usersnolongeraccessthenetworkfromaconsistentlocationorhavepredictableaccesstoapplications。

ThethreeenhancementstoExindasNetworkOrchestratorproductwhichareavailablenowtocustomersasafreeupdatewillputmorecontroloverusers,applicationsandactivitiesonthenetworkinthehandsofbusinesses,aswellasserviceprovidercustomers,saidBrendanReid,vicepresidentofmarketingforExinda?

Wedesignedthesefeaturesinresponsetowhatourcustomersweretellingusaboutthenewlevelofcomplexityintermsofusersandthewaytheyareaccessingthenetwork,andthecontextinwhichnetworksarebeingused,hesaid。

ThenewIntegratedCaptivePortalPoliciesfeaturecollectsuserattributesfromanInternetportalandallowsbusinessestocreateandapplyqualityofservice(QoS)policiesortiersofservicebasedonusertypes。

AnewAdaptiveResponseQuotasenhancementworkswiththeIntegratedCaptivePortalPoliciesfeaturebyallowingbusinessestodefineandsetInternetusage,networkaccessorbandwidthlimitsforspecificusergroups,orblockareasofthenetworkforspecificusersentirely。

Networkadministratorscansetthequotasbydatatransfervolumeortheamountoftimeauserisonthenetwork。

Businessescanalsocreateactionsthatcanoccurwhenusagequotasarereachedsuchasblockingdatatransfersorredirectinguserstoaspecificwebpage,thecompanysaid。

[Hospitality]customers,likehotelsforinstance,canoffercomplimentaryandpremiumInternetservices。

Onceauserauthenticatesandsignsupforaservice,theCaptivePortalfeaturecandictatethelevelofservicetheyreceive,Reidsaid。

TheAdaptiveResponseenhancementcancomeintoplaynext,allowingbusinessestoenforcelimitsforbetterbandwidthcontrol,hesaid。

ImpulsePoint,anetworkaccesscontrolvendorbasedinLakeland,Fla。

isanOEMpartnerthatExindaworkedwithtoreleasethecaptiveportalfeatureaspartofitsNetworkOrchestrationproductupdate。

ImpulsePointhasmanyeducationcustomersthataredealingwithtransientusersjoiningthenetworkfromanumberofdifferentmobiledevices。

Thecompanyhelpsthesecustomerscapturedeviceanduserinformationandapplypolicestodevicesfromasecurityperspective。

ButcustomerswhohadImpulsePointtechnologydeployedalongsideExindaproductswerealsoaskingforgreatercontrolovertheWAN,saidDennisMuley,presidentofImpulsePoint。

WhenapplyingWANpolicies,customersreallywanttobeabletounderstandtheroleofthatuserwhetheritsaguest,studentorfacilitymemberandhowtheytreatusersdifferentlyorapply[policies]differently,hesaid。

[Customers]haveonlyhadlocationscapabilitiesbeforetheycouldapplypoliciestoalibraryoradorm,buttheycouldntapplyuniquepoliciesorbandwidthcontrolspastthat。

Bandwidthmanagement,evenforencryptedtraffic

ExindahasalsoupdateditsEdgeCacheproducttosupportHTTPSCaching。

ManycloudapplicationsandprovidersaremovingtoHTTPSthesecureversionof?

thecommunicationsprotocol,HTTPbuttraditionalcachingtoolscanthandleencryptedInternettrafficbecauseserverscantcachewhatitcantsee,Reidsaid。

ThenewHTTPSCachingfeatureallowsbusinessestocachesecureWebtraffic,nowthestandardformanycommercialsitessuchasYouTubeandFacebook,forimproveduserexperiencewithcloudapplications,thevendorsaid。

WithoutHTTPScachingcapabilities,businessesorprovidershavenowaytoapplypoliciesormanagesecureInternettraffic,AberdeenGroupsRapozasaid?

Thisis[important]foranyorganizationthathasalotofsecureInternettrafficrunningacrossthenetwork,whichismostofthetrafficatthispoint,ExindasReidsaid。

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