WAN Optimization for Mobile Computing
Mobile computing, branch offices, and Software as a Service (SaaS), among other applications, are stressing the security and performance of business WANs. To squeeze the most benefit from these costly connections, companies must carefully choose WAN optimization products not only on a cost basis but also on potential security, manageability, and flexibility benefits. Most importantly, implementing WAN optimization should not require a major overhaul to a company's existing network nor should it require extensive retraining of IT personnel. Successful WAN optimization should easy to implement yet provide a solid infrastructure for continued growth. This paper discusses optimization challenges and proposes cost-effective and secure solutions.