We're just about done digging ourselves out of our "Weekend Winter Wonderland." And while we apply heating pads to our backs and pop many a Tylenol, we thought you might like to check out the first half of our December 9th issue. Here's a preview of some of the articles you'll find:
A Look at Route Optimization and a review of Route Optimizers -- No centralized management or control on the Internet means your critical traffic can hit some serious potholes. But there are ways to ensure a smoother trip. Route optimizers maximize performance, help honor usage thresholds and ensure your providers are living up to their SLAs.
An Interactive Buyer's Guide: Voice Gateways -- Placing and routing voice calls over a LAN/WAN can be confusing. To help with your product selection, we highlight the differences in various signaling protocols such as H.323, SIP and MGCP, the supported protocols for Voice over LAN/WAN as well as the available LAN and WAN connections.
A Sneak Preview o fF5 Networks' FirePass Controller -- F5's appliance lets mobile users establish a secure, clientless remote connection to an intranet through a Web browser.