International Association of Engineers
Bandwidth continues to be a problem for the active enterprise. One solution to bandwidth problems over long-haul distances with restricted bandwidth is the Wide Area Network (WAN) accelerator. This accelerator works by tokenizing blocks of information that are sent multiple times in network traffic. Because many such communications include previously transmitted material, the accelerator traffic quickly damps out to transmissions that include tokens instead of the original communication. The tokens are reconstituted before delivery and the receiver has a seamless connection and is unaware of the process.