AstaroOS: WAN Optimization
have some kind of packet caching and optimization like the same what Riverbed or BlueCoat does. Instead of my corporate site contains 2 boxes for firewall and packet optimization appliance in each site, this can turn into all in one UTM with ability to have a packet caching mechanism. It will be speed up overall WAN usage and using bandwidth efficiency.
It should be possible to buy a strong appliance from Sophos, the product range is big.
The competitors are offering such a solution, see here:
This will be a very good solution....
meraki does this even in the most basic of appliances... so why can't sophos??
this is cool, can optimizer bandwidth and optimize file copy from site to site vpn
It is a good idea, but like said earlier, it would put too much load on the Firewall. But, Astaro can always come out with a dedicated appliance that works hand-in-hand with ASGs for WAN Optimization. This will be a good value addition in my openion.
Bob Alfson commented
Astaro briefly relabeled a web optimization appliance. It didn't last long, so I'm guessing this idea has no chance at Astaro unless one of the developers has an insight that would allow Astaro to accomplish this easily and with low overhead.
Thieu Hon Tran commented
IMO, that's going way too far. You need to buy a separate packet caching appliance. Adding this task would put too much load on a firewall. That's not the job of a firewall appliance.