Thursday, April 5, 2012

DPI Announcements: Bluecoat Adds IPv6 Support and Increases Performance

Bluecoat announced "PacketShaper version 9, a new software operating system release for Blue Coat®PacketShaper® appliances that introduces the industry’s first [see comment below] network-, application- and content-level visibility and control for IPv6 “shadow networks” which have, up until now, run undetected on existing corporate IPv4 networks. In addition, the new software enables scalable performance of up to 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to meet increased network demands with more video and other rich media, large software downloads and other network application traffic".
".. Content is now widely available over IPv6 from providers such as Netflix, YouTube and via emerging Peer-2-Peer (P2P) applications. At the same time, many desktop and mobile endpoints, including tablets and mobile phones, are fully IPv6 ready .. PacketShaper version 9 adds IPv6 application and content visibility to the most powerful real time classification engine available today, with granular understanding of 700+ applications and tens of millions of Web sites categorized into 84 content categories.". 
The PacketShpaer product line is the former Packeteer (the DPI pioneer), product line. During the years, Packeteer and later Bluecoat focused on DPI based WAN Optimization solutions for enterprises, universities (where it competes with Allot and Procera - see a recent announcement "Procera Launches the PacketLogic™ PL7810" - here) and small ISPs, due to the limited performance compared to the other DPI players. Note that Procera announced already support for IPv6 (here). 
See "New PacketShaper Drives Performance up to 8 Gbps and Introduces Visibility and Control of IPv6 “Shadow Networks” - here

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the warm information. A good performance means better service.