PacketWise 5.0 also supports a new dual-port Ethernet interface card for PacketShaper and AppVantage that lets users deploy a single device in remote sites with WAN routers supporting multiple LAN segments. Until now, users were required to deploy multiple units in these sites.
The software's high-availability option provides support for automatic failover to a secondary Packeteer device for high-traffic environments. Enhanced classification includes "http sub-classification," which classifies applications according to HTTP 1.1 host name, browser type, or content type.
This lets network professionals more easily determine which applications are malicious or hostile, Packeteer says.
A free upgrade to PacketWise 5.0 is available now to PacketShaper and AppVantage customers with a current maintenance contract.
April Jacobs contributed to this story.