Web accelerator

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Web accelerator

(1) See CDN.

(2) Software that speeds up the retrieval of Web pages. Anticipating that a user might click a link on the current page, it downloads the linked pages in the background. Most of these utilities require nothing more than the browser, while others require a counterpart component in the server.
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Blue Coat Systems Inc (Nasdaq:BCSI), a company that provides WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, reported yesterday (11 November) that its Managed Internet Accelerator and Threat Reduction security services will be supplied as part of a managed service offering to British Telecommunications ADS (NYSE:BT), a provider of communications solutions.A BT will use Blue Coat ProxySG appliances as a key part of the managed service offering to boost user productivity, reduce bandwidth and make the web experience responsive for users and to intelligently manage user requests and accelerate delivery of web content.
The entire package includes anti-virus software, spyware protection, a pop up blocker and internet accelerator software, as well as the PC Cleanser.
The Proxyconn Internet Accelerator utilizes the client-server approach to achieve up to 6x acceleration ratios for web content and email.
A case in point is the "Internet Accelerator," an emerging class of products--some hardware appliances and some software for NT or Unix/Linux boxes--that, while focused primarily on the network outside the border router, may also deliver scalability benefits for the web site infrastructure.
In an Internet accelerator, an HTTP proxy can serve two purposes, one simply by existing as a proxy, and the other by virtue of converting HTTP 1.0 flows from the server to HTTP 1.1 flows to the client.
Web3000 Inc has surpassed one million registered customer for its NetSonic internet accelerator tool, it will announce today.
Web3000 Inc today releases its first revenue-generating product, the enhanced version of its free NetSonic internet accelerator, which speeds web navigation by locally caching copies of previously-visited pages and only updating things that have changed.
It does not run in the background as a “startup program” as do many other Internet accelerators, which action slows down the overall performance of the computer.
Another company has entered the increasingly crowded world of internet accelerators and marketing tools.
The new suite is designed to provide 100% marketing support for Internet technology companies, dot.coms, Internet accelerators and overseas Internet companies looking to enter the UK or European markets.