Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Handle Daily Internet Usage cost effectively... with Link Balancers.

Link Balancing commonly referred to as dual WAN routing or Multihoming, Network Load Balancing is the ability to balance traffic across two WAN links without using complex routing protocols.

A Link Balancer is an affordable and powerful solution for routing and managing traffic across multiple Internet connections. Designed to scale for high bandwidth requirements and provide business continuity for an organization of any size, it optimizes the use of multiple Internet links, such as T1s, T3s, DSL and cable connections from one or multiple Internet service providers. Capable of automatic failover in the event of link failure, the Link Balancer helps assure that your network is always connected to the Internet.

This capability balances network sessions like web, email, etc over multiple connections in order to spread out the amount of bandwidth used by each LAN user, thus increasing the total amount of bandwidth available. Example: A user has a single WAN connection to the Internet operating at 1.5Mbit/s. They wish to add a second broadband (Cable, DSL, Wireless) connection operating at 2.5Mbit/s. This would provide them with a total of 4Mbit/s of bandwidth when balancing sessions.

Advantages to your Business/Organization:

• Aggregates Internet connection links
• Automated failover
• Bandwidth management
• Quality of Service (QoS) for Internet applications
• Traditional firewall
• Reduces the need to purchase multiple high speed and high cost links to handle the daily Internet usage.
• Provides Network Redundancy.

References: Wikipedia
Barracuda Networks Inc.

Image Reference: www.searchsecurity.de

No comments: