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Multi-Link Architecture

Patented technology protects your data and makes it fast

The Acceleration Systems implementation relies on three components: The Scalable Proxy Optimization Cloud (SPOC) for WAN optimization, the patented Multi-Link Architecture to provide shared access to the acceleration engine, and the Acceleration Systems Client (AS Client) to communicate user requests to the Multi-Link Architecture.

In our model, the AS Client is either embedded in a hardware device that resides at the edge of the user’s network (our Remote Business Accelerator) or installed as software on the end user’s computer. The AS Client processes all outbound Internet requests (visit web page, download a file, check email, etc.) and re-directs the request to our cloud-based Multi-Link Architecture for fulfillment. This patented architecture coordinates data flow between the AS Client and our SPOC, providing both acceleration and encryption between the end user and the Internet. Tens of thousands of AS Client installations share each SPOC. Optionally, the encrypted communications can be extended to a remote system (such as a server at the user’s corporate headquarters). This encrypted resource sharing model is unique and patented.

In coordination with the AS Client, the Multi-Link Architecture assigns each user a unique, temporary, private IP address within the AS realm. Access to the SPOC will be conducted via this unique address, while the Multi-Link Architecture manages communications back to the AS Client. This process will allow all communications from the AS Client (end user) to our cloud-based servers to be accelerated and optimized, without regard for the network environment of the end user (specifically, the end user is not required to have a routable, public IP address).

Once communication has been established with the AS Client, the Multi-Link Architecture will then initiate the outbound data request on behalf of the client (based on the initial request from the AS Client). The results are passed back to the client, routing the data first through the SPOC.

All communications between the AS Client and the Multi-Link Architecture are encrypted using VPN technology. All Acceleration Systems’ servers are hardened against intrusion. Standard data requests initiated by the Multi-Link Architecture to a third-party server (e.g. view webpage, send email, download a file) will be sent as clear text TCP/IP (non-encrypted).

 

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In the case where the end user’s data request needs to be encrypted (e.g. communications back to a corporate headquarters), Acceleration Systems provides a unique solution. In this scenario, the Login Manager function of the Multi-Link Architecture communicates with a VPN (Virtual Private Network) process that in turn initiates an encrypted session with the headquarters gateway. Credentialing requests are securely transmitted back to the end user, and the second VPN is established. (Note: No user lDs or passwords are stored, either in the AS client or in the Multi-Link Architecture.) Once the two VPNs have been established, the Multi-Link Architecture connects the two – providing secure, encrypted access as well as acceleration.