The Newtec Elevation Series EL810 Mobile PEP-Box® Terminal is a Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) appliance that combines a number of advanced traffic enhancement and security functionalities. This palm-size appliance is a fully integrated USB-powered accelerator which is primarily targeted for optimizing mobile satellite services. The EL810 is to be used in conjunction with the PEP-Box® Server EL840 at the other end of the transmission link.
TCP and HTTP, the most widely used protocols in the Internet, show very poor performance when being used over high latency and lossy networks, such as satellite networks. As a result users experience slow download speed and surfing performance. Moreover valuable satellite capacity is not used in the most efficient way, because the available bandwidth resources are not utilized up to their physical limits.
The ideal solution to overcome such drawbacks is the Mobile PEP-Box® Terminal EL810. This appliance integrates a traffic enhancement technology that accelerates any TCP based transmission over high latency networks. At the same time the EL810 Terminal greatly reduces the TCP data traffic on both forward and return link by means of data compression as well as TCP packet aggregation and session multiplexing. This is achieved by using ETCP (Enhanced TCP) instead of TCP over the satellite link.
In order to protect the user’s PC or laptop, the Mobile PEP-Box® Terminal EL810 includes a firewall that can be configured to protect the user from any unauthorized access from the “outside”. This stateful inspection firewall filters any data packets based on the originating and target address and blocks undesirable traffic – also from the “inside”.
The EL810 comes with an Advanced option package that provides, on top of TCP acceleration and data compression, also acceleration techniques for popular protocols such as HTTP, FTP, POP3 and SMB (CIFS). The HTTP prefetching technology enhances the web surfing experience to an extent that the download time for a web site can be reduced by more than 70 %, so the user has the impression of surfing via regular DSL or Cable based Internet. Additionally, the Advanced option package of the EL810 secures any data traffic exchanged via the network by building up an encrypted VPN between the hub and the remote sites.
The EL810 Mobile PEP-Box® Terminal appliance is based on TelliNet that is part of the Tellitec® IP software product family.
EL810 Key Features
Out-of-the-box solution − no additional hardware or software needed at the end user’s PC or laptop
Transparent to other applications
Superior TCP acceleration by using ETCP
Advanced cryptographic security
HTTP, FTP, POP3 and SMB (CIFS) acceleration
Traffic aggregation, multiplexing and compression
Reduces bandwidth costs and increases revenues
Speeds up time-to-market
Minimizes customer support efforts
Boosts service performance
Ensures high network security and end user privacy