Cisco WAAS Express extends the Cisco WAAS product portfolio, with a small-footprint, cost-effective IOS-based software solution integrated into the ISR G2 to offer bandwidth optimization and application acceleration capabilities. Cisco WAAS Express increases remote user productivity, reduces WAN bandwidth costs, and offers investment protection by interoperating with existing Cisco WAAS infrastructure. Cisco WAAS Express is unique in providing network transparency, improving deployment flexibility with on-demand service enablement, and integrating with native IOS-based services such as security, Netflow, and QoS.
Cisco WAAS Express is fully interoperable with WAAS on SM-SRE modules, WAAS appliances and can be managed by a common WAAS Central Manager.
Organizations can enable Cisco WAAS Express as an 'on-demand' service on the router, and can expand to WAAS on the SRE or dedicated WAAS appliance as business needs grow.
Cisco WAAS Express is fully integrated in Cisco IOS Software, with no additional hardware requirement (maximum DRAM is needed in the router). This allows for significant CAPEX savings by enabling a small footprint branch deployment.
Cisco WAAS Express is ideal for organizations that require bandwidth optimization and fast delivery of data over low speed, high latency WAN links from data centers.
Investment protection and simplicity
Cisco WAAS Express facilitates support for mixed mode branch deployment with Cisco WAAS appliances, Cisco WAAS SRE modules, and ISR G2 integrated Cisco WAAS Express, all with a common WAAS core appliance and management console (WAAS Central Manager), allowing investment protection of your existing Cisco WAAS devices, and offering a simple solution.
Small branch footprint
As part of your network, a single router is capable of handling your WAN optimization, security, voice, and routing requirements.
Branch-office cost control
Cisco WAAS Express provides significant bandwidth savings in an integrated form factor, avoiding the need for costly WAN link upgrades.
Cisco WAAS Express ensures branch-office productivity by bandwidth optimization and by mitigating the effects of WAN latency while data is transferred faster.
Fast button on the router
A single CLI command on the router enables WAAS Express, thereby greatly simplifying the deployment. Moreover, traffic redirection is not necessary, as WAAS Express is inline with other IOS services.