Exinda Networks hopes to gain a foothold in the North American market with its ability to classify "recreational traffic" such as Skype and BitTorrent on enterprise networks.
The new feature will arrive as a firmware upgrade, due to be released in a few weeks time, for Exinda's X800 WAN optimization appliance.
The new Layer 7 Heuristics Engine in its WAN optimization appliances can classify hard-to-identify recreational traffic such as BitTorrent music file sharing, Skype, Facebook, MySpace, gaming and more. The aim is to help network operators better control WAN usage to optimize network performance for business applications.
Says industry consultant Robin Layland, unlike competing products, Exinda's Layer 7 Heuristics Engine can detect, classify, and control 98 percent of BitTorrent traffic.
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