Intel has added two bandwidth management tools to its Netstructure network products range aimed at ebusinesses.
The Netstructure 7340 Traffic Shaper enables network managers to view information such as bandwidth and response time, and allows them to set policies according to traffic priorities. It detects and classifies 200 types of network traffic, analysing the traffic's behaviour and providing network reports.
The Netstructure 7370 Application Shaper is aimed purely at application service providers (ASPs) to set network priorities according to customers. Larger customers, for instance, can get bigger slices of the network when traffic is heavy. Its reporting features also allow ASPs to create more billing options, such as per seat or per month.
The two products are based on technology from Packeteer, a specialist in bandwidth management. Craig Elliott, Packeteer's chief executive, said: "By adding [our] Packetwise technology to the Netstructure product line, Intel can now ensure the performance of business critical applications with quality of service control that spans from remote wide area network access links to data centre servers."
The products complement two XML devices that were launched in May which Intel claims help boost the speed and reliability of business-to-business transactions by a factor of 150. This is done by taking over the encryption and decryption tasks for HTTPS transactions, thereby freeing up internet servers to do other work.
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