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F5 Intros BIG-IP Edge Gateway Solution to Offer Next Gen Remote Solution

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January 25, 2010

F5 Intros BIG-IP Edge Gateway Solution to Offer Next Gen Remote Solution

By Raja Singh Chaudhary, TMCnet Contributor

F5 Networks (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of Application Delivery Networking solutions, has reportedly announced to launch the BIG-IP Edge Gateway (News - Alert), a new product that will offer a high-performance, next-generation remote access solution to enterprise organizations that will deliver LAN-speed application performance for remote and mobile workers.

Usually the enterprise IT personnel face a number of problems due to the massive growth of mobile and remote users, and the BIG-IP Edge Gateway effectively solves these challenges, company officials said.
With this solution, F5 has offered the first Application Delivery Controller or “ADC (News - Alert)” on the market that seamlessly integrates secure SSL VPN access, dynamic access and optimization control, and application acceleration for remote users. Regardless of the device or access network they deploy, the users find a reliable solution on a single, scalable platform. It helps them in implementing, sharing, and cost-effectively extending their Application Delivery Network all the way to the client.
The BIG-IP Edge Gateway is equipped with around five times the scaling capability and up to an eight times improvement in application performance, and provides significant ROI at less than half the cost of alternative, disparate technologies to the enterprises. Further, it enables the users in dramatically Reducing CapEx with Unified Services and Simplified Management, and simplifies device management by ensuring access across heterogeneous applications services, access networks, and data resources. They can also prefer to integrate the solution with the free BIG-IP Edge Client, which delivers them acceleration, endpoint security, and automatic network roaming persistence for an improved end-user experience and increased workforce efficiency. The remote and mobile users get an additional significant performance gain through its web application acceleration.
Leveraging the BIG-IP Edge Gateway, the organizations can cost-effectively scale their access networks to unprecedented levels, and get up to eight times faster LAN-speed performance gains by the accelerated and optimized applications of the solution.
The new BIG-IP Edge Client by F5 helps them consistently stay seamlessly connected with smart connection technology. This technology features a unique persistence and access intelligence which helps a user stay connected, gets protected application sessions while he roams within wireless, cell or wired networks. Additionally, it features a reliable endpoint security and unique application and network acceleration.
December last year, F5 Networks had announced that the SEGA Corp. had chosen its F5 ARX solution to simplify their file management and archiving systems. SEGA chose the file management solutions to cope up with the growing demands for a simpler and reliable data management solution driven by the increase in high-quality videos and multimedia contents, claimed the company.

Raja Singh Chaudhary is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raja's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

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