Internet access saturation has become a significant issue in recent years, with the rise of rich-media web sites, streaming services, social media, peer to peer traffic and much more. This makes it harder for organizations to operate normally and to maximize their investment in Internet connectivity.
Using world-class technology, Elfiq Networks has developed the Elfiq AppOptimizer, designed to give organizations full control over their existing and future bandwidth, guaranteeing key applications such as Citrix XenDesktop or Skype get priority treatment and undesirables such as peer-to-peer file transfers or games are limited or no longer permitted.
The Elfiq AppOptimizer is an add-on module for the award-winning Elfiq Link Balancer product family which provides application-layer deep packer inspection (Layer-7), classification and control including Mobile, Social Networking, P2P, Instant Messaging, File sharing, Enterprise and Web 2.0 applications.
The Elfiq AppOptimizer is able to proactively manage over 675 applications in the following categories:
Peer to peer
VPN and tunneling
Click on the following pictures to see an expanded screenshot of the Elfiq AppOptimizer:
An active Elfiq maintenance plan per Link Balancer unit
Note: the Elfiq AppOptimizer is a resource-intensive module which will impact the overall performance of an Elfiq Link Balancer. Here are the maximum throughput specifications which are to be expected with the Elfiq AppOptimizer activated:
Since LBX platforms have true multi-core processing, the packet processing performance are not reduced by the application inspection. This means that traffic can be processed at the hardware top bandwidth but the application inspection could drop some sessions above tested bandwidth.
The Elfiq AppOptimizer is sold as an annual subscription which needs to be renewed for continued operations.