Exinda, a global provider of next generation WAN optimization solutions incorporating Unified Performance Management, today announced that Texas A&M University at Galveston is the latest top higher education institution in the US to deploy its WAN optimization solution. The campus uses Exinda to assure performance in its student dormitory network by monitoring traffic, eliminating illegal file sharing, prioritizing specific applications and application types, and optimizing bandwidth usage of its busy 100 Mbps Internet connection.
“Thanks to the Exinda appliance, we’ve brought fair Internet access back to our dormitories with full visibility as to what applications are traversing the network,” said John Kovacevich, systems analyst for Texas A&M at Galveston. “Previously we were getting complaints from students who couldn’t get online or who had very poor web browsing performance. With Exinda we’ve prioritized real-time web surfing and e-learning as top priorities, made any kind of videoconferencing like Skype a high priority, allowed reasonable bandwidth for Netflix and YouTube, and then put peer-to-peer at the bottom with a bandwidth limit of 200 Kbps.”