IRG Press Release – Cisco’s WAAS



John Katsaros
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256


Internet Research Group Publishes New Report on
Cisco’s WAAS Product Line

Los Altos, Calif., October 2, 2006 – Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced its latest report on Wide Area Networking (WAN) – “WAAS Up? Cisco Fleshes Out its WAN Offering.” The report analyzes the potential impact that Cisco’s new WAAS (wide area application services) appliance and blade offering will have on the WAN acceleration market.

“This is a very important offering from Cisco and is likely to be quite disruptive for the current market,” noted Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG. “Cisco’s WAAS offering and Microsoft’s Branch Office Initiative are two key vendor strategies to address the challenges of modern application deployment. Interestingly, with the introduction of WAAS Cisco is positioning the offering as potentially complementary to even Microsoft, rather than as a direct competitor, a perspective that we think makes sense.”

The study is available now. Tables of contents can be found at Vendors in the WAN sector include Akamai, Certeon, Cisco, Citrix, Expand Networks, F5, Juniper, Microsoft, NetD, Netli, Packeteer, Riverbed, SilverPeak, Stampede, Stratacache and Streamcore.

The study is available now. A table of contents for this study can be downloaded by clicking here.

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About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy published a book on high tech business strategy Getting It Right the First Time – Praeger, 2005.

Editor’s note: Peter Christy is available to provide background discussion, quotes or references for articles related to network infrastructure and security.

Peter Christy, principal
Internet Research Group
(650) 559-2222 ext 301

John Katsaros, president
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256

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