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network appliance

(1) A specialized device for use on a network. For example, Web servers, cache servers and file servers can be implemented as general-purpose computers with the appropriate software or as network appliances, which are computers dedicated to a single function and cannot do anything else. See server appliance, Internet appliance and Web cache.


All-In-One Network Appliance
The ChiliBox is an example of an earlier network appliance that combined a router, firewall, e-mail server, DNS, virtual private network (VPN), backup and remote file sharing in one system. It was designed to solve most network requirements for a small business. (Image courtesy of Chili Systems, Inc., www.chilisystems.com)








(2) (Network Appliance, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, www.netapp.com) A leading provider of network file storage and content delivery systems. Founded in 1992, it pioneered the network attached storage (NAS) device as an extension of the industry trend toward single-function products. It developed storage, content distribution and reporting software and content delivery platforms under the Filer and NetCache brands. Network Appliance products use the innovative Data ONTAP operating system and WAFL file system, support multiple protocols and provide transparent integration between Unix and Windows. See NAS, WAFL, ICAP, DAFS, NetApp Filer, NetCache and Content Alliance.
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Blue Coat acquired the assets of the NetApp NetCache business in September 2006.
Enterprise storage solutions provider Network Appliance Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP) has unveiled the NetApp NetCache C1300 system, the first enterprise Web security appliance in the NetApp Uncompromised Security portfolio.
After the close, NetApp NetCache employees will either be offered positions at Blue Coat Systems or will be deployed on other development programs or in new roles within NetApp.
NASDAQ:NTAP) today unveiled the NetApp NetCache C1300 system, the first enterprise Web security appliance delivering unmatched value for highly distributed environments and another component in the NetApp Uncompromised Security portfolio.
The new NetApp NetCache C2300 and C3300 round out the complete NetCache family, which can be used for Internet access and security, business applications acceleration for users in remote and distributed enterprise locations, and Internet streaming and video delivery.
These include Symantec's award-winning anti-virus scanning technology, which is available across the NetApp storage system portfolio -- Symantec AntiVirus for NAS and Symantec AntiVirus for NetApp NetCache.
The joint NetApp NetCache and Websense Enterprise offering provides customers with a comprehensive and cost-effective way to improve enterprise network security and performance.
NetApp NetCache appliances integrate multiple Web security and application delivery technologies into a single platform that is secure, reliable, and easy to manage.
The combination of the NetApp NetCache appliances and the Webwasher CSM Suite provides customers with a best-of-breed, cost-effective solution to improve network speed and security.
com), an operating business of InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI), formerly known as USA Interactive, has selected Secure's SmartFilter(R) Web-filtering software running On-Box(TM) on NetApp NetCache appliances as its global standard for secure, high-performance Web content filtering and delivery.
Nasdaq:NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, today announced that Equant (NYSE:ENT) (Euronext Paris: EQU), an industry leader in global data and IP network and integration services for multinational businesses, has selected the NetApp NetCache hardware product family as the infrastructure backbone for Equant's Cache Management service.
Verio and NTT Communications' requirement for a cost efficient and scalable solution was pivotal to the selection of NetApp NetCache appliances as part of our Smart Content Delivery service.