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Peribit Plugs In Hard Drive

Peribit Networks Inc. today took the wraps off two new devices designed to boost wide-area network (WAN) performance (see Peribit Unveils New Products).

Peribit claims its product lineup can improve network performance by reducing latency and managing bandwidth as well as compressing, caching, and accelerating data. The SR-100 is an addition to the Sequence Reducer family of products, and the SM-500 is the first of Peribit's new Sequence Mirror range, which include their own built-in hard drives for caching data.

According to Peribit, the SR-100 offers a compressed output of up to 155 Mbit/s, and can support as many as 2000 "tunnels." These could be, for example, IPsec links with other Peribit devices. The figures given by Peribit for the SM-500 are compressed output of up to 20 Mbit/s and an upper limit of 120 "tunnels."

However, it is worth noting that the products have not been independently tested, although Michelle McLean, director of product marketing at Peribit, says the SR-100 is undergoing testing at the moment. She would not say who was carrying it out.

Peribit is not the only player in this part of the market. The SR-100 will be coming up against the Accelerator System 9000 device from Expand Networks Inc., which was launched in January.

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