Network optimization solutions have existed for a decade, helping businesses manage traffic on their expensive WAN connections between remote offices and data centers. But existing WAN optimization controllers (WOCs) are no longer delivering the same level of optimization because of three big trends in corporate IT:
- Cloud Computing –Cloud computing moves the web servers out of a company’s control, so the IT department loses the ability to place a WOC near the web server to provide network optimization, leading to a steadily growing amount of unoptimized traffic.
- Mobile Computing – Mobile computing is shifting the networks that corporate traffic traverses from the WAN that IT controls to mobile carrier networks that they don’t. This means that IT can’t always provide optimization for remote and mobile workers.
- Encryption – For a WOC to cache content, it has to be able to tell what that content is, and SSL (HTTPS) prevents this. There are workarounds when the web application server is controlled by IT. But in the case of SaaS, or any public website, there are no good solutions, leaving another gap in network optimization.
Mobolize CacheFront™ is Endpoint Web Optimization software that provides network optimization where traditional approaches fail. Our Global 2000 customers use CacheFront to remove 80% of web traffic from their networks, accelerate websites by 10x and allow access to web content when offline.
The Mobolize Solution
We are a small start-up company, but our customers are some of the largest companies and government agencies in the world. We believe that our software should, and will, end up on every desktop, laptop, tablet and smart phone in the world. Ours is an open, collegial work environment where we expect everyone to contribute ideas and work hard. Mobolize is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. If this sounds like the kind of place you’d like to work, we’d like to hear from you.