Packeteer Introduces New High-Speed Platform For Multi-Gigabit Network

Packeteer, the global provider in WAN application performance solutions, has announced the introduction of its new Talon TC30, a multi-gigabit application performance monitoring and control solution delivering speeds of up to 6Gbps for the Internet and WAN.

A modular appliance that turbo-charges Packeteer’s flagship PacketShaper 10000, the Talon TC30 is Packeteer’s latest WAN application performance innovation and is a part of Packeteer’s vision to provide Intelligent Service Assurance solutions that more intelligently optimise WAN performance for any user, anywhere in the enterprise. The Talon TC30 is the first product to utilise Packeteer’s new high-speed product architecture developed in conjunction with Cavium Networks. (Note to editors: See Packeteer-Cavium press release, “Packeteer Collaborates with Cavium to Develop Industry Leading Network Traffic Processing Solutions,” Jan. 14, 2008.)

By offering a “turbo-boost” to Packeteer’s PacketShaper appliances, the Talon TC30 allows real-time visibility and control over traffic running across OC-12 to OC-48 Internet and core networks. By helping customers understand exactly which applications are running on their most critical network links and how these applications are performing, Talon TC30 increases a network administrator’s ability to manage and prioritise the demands of numerous competing applications and users. The Talon TC30 scales to intelligently enforce bandwidth usage policies for the largest LAN and WAN links, ensuring key applications and services maintain peak performance levels while preventing non-essential traffic from congesting a customer’s most expensive network links.

“Enterprises, higher education, government networks, software service providers and ISPs are all adding more high-capacity OC-12 to OC-48 links to alleviate congestion and performance concerns, expanding their bandwidth as well as their cost of doing business,” said Lucinda Borovick, director of datacenter networks at IDC. “The proliferation of converged networks and the explosion of new Web 2.0 and Rich Internet Application content are also creating an even more challenging environment to manage and control. Identifying applications and controlling their performance at these higher link rates is critical for any firm that depends on network performance. By managing networks at an application level, you can ensure optimal levels of service performance and contain the impact of recreational or non-critical traffic.”

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