Yenra : Networking : Application Intelligent Networking : Integration of Security and Networking Capabilities

NetScaler today announced that The Aberdeen Group, a leading market analysis and consulting firm, has released a new report highlighting the benefits of integrating multiple security and networking features into more unified platforms, and has recognized NetScaler's Model for Application Intelligent Networking (MAIN) strategy as a strong example of that trend. In its latest report on multifunction networking and security solutions, Aberdeen publishes the results of interviews with end customers discussing the key benefits of integrated technologies such as NetScaler's secure application networking systems.

"Through numerous interviews, we learned that customers are looking to support their application roll-outs by strategically integrating their security and networking functions within the datacenter," states Michael Hoch, research director for Internet infrastructure at Aberdeen Group and co-author of the firm's report, "IT Buyer's Guide to Multifunction Networking and Security Solutions." "It is largely from this ongoing trend that NetScaler has been able to discern the right mix of business-critical features a step ahead of the market, and the integrated application security, optimization, and Layer 4-7 switching functionality of its 9000 Series product line is a clear example."

Today's constraints on technology budgets have made it ever more important to balance cutting operational costs against the need to improve IT services, according to Aberdeen's new report. To meet these needs, a new set of integrated networking solutions has emerged that combine previously separate features and systems into a single, unified solution.

"A key success measure for us is how effectively we help customers maximize their returns on current IT investments," states Mark Weiner, vice president of marketing, NetScaler. "We believe Aberdeen's newest 'IT Buyer's Guide' will serve as a valuable reference tool that details the advantages offered by multifunction networking and security solutions."

NetScaler is now with Citrix.