Today, The Salvation Army’s Southern Territory uses Exinda’s WAN Optimization Suite at its Mont Albert offices as well as in branch nodes throughout Victoria, Tasmania, Southern Australia, Western Australian and the Northern Territory. “The initial implementation went very smoothly. We were up and running quickly,” added Tero. The Exinda suite has a capacity of 100 Mbps. It offers the full spectrum of traffic management features, including cross flow data compression, classification of applications at Layer 7, automated Layer 7 signature updates, real-time drill down, automated pdf reporting and policy-based quality of service. The Exinda suite also includes service level management, application response measurements, adaptive response as well as SIP-based voice over IP (VoIP) reporting and URL analysis. “The Exinda devices greatly enhanced application performance at our divisional branch offices. What Exinda initially enabled us to do was to give priority to our Citrix applications while giving lower priority to applications such as Citrix printing, Web browsing and AD traffic. At its core functionality, it performed remarkably well with flexible, granular reporting. In the future, we’ll look at using Exinda’s URL blocking features and more of its compression capabilities to fuel further benefits,“ said Tero. The Salvation Army is now in the early stages of reviewing Voice over IP.