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WAN Optimisation Controllers and Application Acceleration Vendors

The list below contains unified WAN performance management solutions, also known as WAN Optimisation Controllers. In some way, shape or form, these solutions help in optimising traffic, accelerating applications, provide traffic visibility, shape & control traffic or a combination of the features just mentioned in order to help manage WAN bandwidth.

For many organisations, it is the WAN links that are usually limited for bandwidth and the bottleneck to the network. As more applications & services are introduced over the WAN, remote offices and mobile users accessing and using these new applications and services have a major impact on what is already a restricted part of the network, and this is where WAN optimisation has become a key technology, that will ultimately help with shaping the WAN links and provide and help produce better performance and response times of applications & services over the WAN.





Allot Communications provides a bandwidth management solution known as NetEnforcer.


Aptimize accelerates web applications.


A10 Networks has a WAN bandwidth management solution that can accelerate traffic.


Barracuda Networks provides a dedicated link balancer solution that enables inbound and outbound load balancing of internet traffic.


Blue Coat is a reputable WAN optimisation vendor. Blue Coat also provides a range of other solutions such as web filtering and DLP. Bluecoat technologies can be combined together to offer a more unified solution.


CDNetworks offers web acceleration.


Circadence is a WAN optimisation vendor that comes in both appliance and virtual platforms.


Citrix provides WAN optimisation and application acceleration in its WANScaler solution.


Cisco Systems provides a range of products and services known as Wide Area Application Services. Cisco offers WAN optimisation in physical appliance and as a software platform, as well as router integrated platform and solutions for mobile workers.


Exinda is a WAN optimisation and application acceleration specialist vendor.


Expand Networks has WAN optimisation solutions in virtual and appliance platforms and a solution for mobile users as well.


F5 offers WAN optimisation and web acceleration products for small and large networks. F5's WAN optimisation and ADC solutions are tightly integrated.


Ipanema Technologies provides a solution portfolio known as IpIengine that is a WAN optimisation technology. Ipanema also provides delivery of desktop virtualisation over the WAN.


jetNEXUS specialises in application acceleration and load balancing.


Juniper Networks provides a WAN optimisation portfolio in its WXC application acceleration appliances.

NETEX has a product known as HyperIP that delivers WAN optimization for data replication, cloud storage, iSCSI replication, and other large IP storage and file transfer applications.


Radware provides a link balancer called LinkProof enabling load balancing of multiple internet connections.


Riverbed solutions known as Stealhead provides WAN optimisation and application acceleration in appliance, virtual and cloud based platform.


Sangfor is a company based in China that delivers Wan optimisation, application delivery controllers and web security solutions.


Silver Peak offers physical and virtual WAN optimisation solutions.


Strangeloop is a vendor that provides a solution in appliance and hosted platform known as SiteOptimizer. The solution helps in speeding website response times.