Control Internet, social media and video traffic
Enterprise network traffic is growing exponentially under the pressure of Internet and social media. Far from the executive-only, well controlled tele-presence room, the generalization of Unified Communications will soon make desktop video conferencing so easy to use that experts predict massive network crunch – or massive upgrades. Ipanema helps enterprises to face these challenges in an easy and user friendly way – authorizing Internet and video traffic while guaranteeing business applications performance without increasing IT costs.
The live broadcast of the major ongoing sports or global event? A colleague ingenuously watching a business TV channel? The CEO’s video presentation finally online? An internal training webcast that has too much success? The high definition photos from the recent corporate party just uploaded on Flickr? The Beatles, Madonna or Black Eyed Peas hits just released on iTunes, Spotify or Deezer? A few among many reasons for corporate networks to be saturated, impacting user experience and overall business efficiency.
In all these situations, Ipanema will protect business applications and automatically control the less critical Internet or video traffic at a level that does not impact the company productivity.
- Ipanema’s per connection control radically improves network efficiency by a factor of x2 to x3 by properly organizing and streamlining all the flows that share the same lines. More traffic can be transferred without impacting the user experience. Moreover, upgrading a line is no more an urgent decision and can be planned in an organized way.
- As enterprises are confident about their business application protection, Ipanema allows IT to implement an open policy for Internet and social media usage, relieving it from maintaining never up-to-date black or white lists of web sites and applications. The risk to block business usage of public web sites by the marketing and R&D departments disappears. IT will no longer be seen as “old fashioned” to younger employees that cannot envisage an unplugged lifestyle – even at the office.
- Internet local breakouts are managed by Ipanema to provide cheap and broadband Internet access, relieving the more costly MPLS network from the recreational traffic. It delivers better performance to public Web sites and SaaS applications.