NetEqualizer News: September 2012


September 2012

Greetings!

Enjoy another issue of NetEqualizer News! This month, we preview our new GUI for NetEqualizer, discuss a recent NetEqualizer case study we conducted with one of our customers, and announce our next technical seminar at Washington University – St. Louis. As always, feel free to pass this along to others who might be interested in NetEqualizer News.

A message from Art…
Art Reisman, CTO – APconnections

Fall is officially in the air in Boulder, Colorado! Cool nights are now the norm and my backyard garden is full of ripe zucchinis and tomatoes. As promised in last month’s newsletter, our NEW NetEqualizer GUI is almost ready for harvest! We will be conducting our Beta Test in September with a limited number of participants. We expect our GA release to be available in October. If you are interested in being part of our Beta Test, please email me!

We love it when we hear back from you – so if you have a story you would like to share with us of how we have helped you, let us know. Email me directly at art@apconnections.net. I would love to hear from you!

New NetEqualizer GUI
The new, highly-anticipated NetEqualizer GUI is here, and we are ready for Beta testers!

The new GUI is part of the 6.0 Software Update, and includes the same functionality that you already know, with enhancements in the following areas:

New Dashboard Feature

Our new Dashboard provides an intuitive visual display of the status on critical data and settings within NetEqualizer. The Dashboard contains on/off statuses for Equalizing, ntop, Packet Capture, Quotas, and Caching, so that you can quickly tell if your key functions are running. It also contains statistics about traffic running through your NetEqualizer.

Menus Aligned by Key Functions

We have redesigned our menus to better support your workflow. For example, if you are setting up and configuring your unit, all key functions related to this are now in the “Setup and Configuration” Menu section. Other key menus are Management and Reporting, Troubleshooting and Support, and Maintenance and Reference.

Consistent Look and Feel

We’ve enhanced our look and feel by modernizing the interface and improving error messages, buttons, and colors.

Professional Quota API 

The Professional Quota API functionality introduced in 5.8 has been incorporated into our 6.0 GUI. The Professional Quota API helps you to quickly and easily utilize our NetEqualizer User-Quota API toolset commands via a GUI interface.

Please email us if you would like to be part of our Beta Test! Tests will run throughout September, with our GA release sometime in October.

To view a live demo NetEqualizer, with the new GUI installed, click here to register (because of security reasons, we can’t give the password to the live demo machine here).

As always, the 6.0 Software Update will be available at no charge to customers with valid NetEqualizer Software Subscriptions (NSS).

For more information on the NetEqualizer or the upcoming release, visit our blog or contact us at:

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toll-free U.S.(888-287-2492),

Library Case Study
Washington County Corporate Library Services (WCCLS) recently agreed to participate in a NetEqualizer case study.

The case study expands on our already-existing Testimonials section of our website by discussing the challenge that was faced by the customer, what other solutions were considered, and what the benefits and results were with NetEqualizer.

Take a look at the WCCLS Case Study here!

If your organization would like to participate in a similar case study, we’d love to talk to you! Email sandy@apconnections.net if you are interested.


Midwest Technical Seminar at WUSTL
Our CTO, Art Reisman, is coming to Washington University – St. Louis (WUSTL) for a NetEqualizer Technical Seminar!

The half-day seminar will be hosted by WUSTL on Monday, October 29th and will include lunch after the event concludes. If you are in the area, we’d like to see you there!

To learn more, and to register, click here.


Best Of The Blog

Just How Fast Is Your 4G Network?

By Art Reisman – CTO – APconnections

The subject of Internet speed and how to make it go faster is always a hot topic. So that begs the question, if everybody wants their Internet to go faster, what are some of the limitations? I mean, why can’t we just achieve infinite speeds when we want them and where we want them?

Below, I’ll take on some of the fundamental gating factors of Internet speeds, primarily exploring the difference between wired and wireless connections. As we have “progressed” from a reliance on wired connections to a near-universal expectation of wireless Internet options, we’ve also put some limitations on what speeds can be reliably achieved. I’ll discuss why the wired Internet to your home will likely always be faster than the latest fourth generation (4G) wireless being touted today…

Photo Of The Month

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock, located in Cannon Beach, Oregon, is a 72 meter-high sea stack. A stack is a geologic landform consisting of steep rock along the coast that has been isolated by erosion. There are lots of accessible and interesting tide pools surrounding this rock that are constantly being studied by a full-time team of biologists.

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