Traffic optimization fine-tunes connection performance so that essential business applications run reliably across networks. Mobile traffic optimization ensures that applications, resources and connections are tuned for weak and intermittent network coverage and can roam between wireless networks as conditions and availability change.
When connections aren’t performing well, applications that are crucial for job performance can experience packet loss, jitter or latency that can grind productivity to a halt. Compared to wired networks, wireless networks operate under highly variable conditions, including:
- Signal-blocking obstacles
- Signal attenuation with increasing distance
- Congested cell towers
Fortunately, technologies are now available that allow network administrators the ability to shape and prioritize the traffic that is travelling across networks. And while there are a few different options for wired network traffic optimization, there are very few reliable tools on the market that can deliver dependable mobile traffic optimization. However, one of the leading mobile performance management products from NetMotion Software features built-in mobile traffic optimization controls.
Mobile Traffic Optimization with NetMotion Mobility
NetMotion Mobility continuously monitors the quality of the underlying network connection and uses proprietary dynamic link tuning to adjust network settings using the best networking parameters for the current condition. The purpose-built VPN is situationally aware of connections, devices and applications so that it can deliver real-time access to business-critical applications, regardless of the environment—all of this happening in the background without any required user interaction. The best part? NetMotion Mobility optimizes traffic across ALL networks, even over networks that IT doesn’t own or control.
Here are four mobile traffic optimization strategies that NetMotion Mobility employs.
1) Data Compression
NetMotion’s data compression can double the speed of slow and intermittent networks. By compressing data, organizations spend less on data plans and reduce the risk of overage charges.
2) Data Acceleration
By reducing the amount of data that is flowing through a connection, traffic throughput is simultaneously increased, lowering the total data utilization. Through intelligent shaping of data traffic, business-critical applications receive the majority of bandwidth while less important applications and resources receive less.
Traffic shaping and acceleration helps keep users productive, especially when networks are congested or slow.
3) Insulation from Network Disconnects
Traffic optimization insulates applications from lost or dropped network connections and can hold applications in a paused state until network conditions improve. This means that applications remain stable and reliable even in the most challenging conditions: workers no longer have to restart applications or re-enter data when connections are disrupted.
4) Connectivity While Roaming
NetMotion’s optimization capabilities enable organizations to stitch together different wireless networks into one broad coverage area. Whether the networks are public or private, workers can seamlessly transition between networks. After logging in, applications securely and seamlessly roam between networks based on bandwidth and IT policy, ensuring they are always connected to the fastest network.
The Benefits to Enterprises
The bottom line? Better data control means better cost control. Unlike the corporate WLAN, metered carrier networks create a significant expense as mobile deployment sizes and data requirements increase. NetMotion’s ability to optimize usage of these networks equates to significant cost savings from less data sent and received. By efficiently compressing and packaging data, NetMotion dramatically increases data efficiency which ultimately drives down overall data costs.