Web caching refers to the capability of network server to store frequently accessed web documents (for example HTML pages, images, style sheets etc.) for further rapid access. Primary function of web caching application is to store copies of such documents that are passed through it in order to reduce Internet connection bandwidth usage. Among other duties web cache can perform is content filtering.
Properly designed web caching server improves access times to the web sites and web resources that are most popular in certain network.
TCP Acceleration and Interception Web Caching features of Traffic Engineering Server (TES) help ISPs and wide range of Enterprises to achieve up to 30% overall bandwidth savings on both inbound and outbound circuits. Content filtering options can restrict usage of materials that are delivered over the Web via HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
Web caching capabilities of TES include:
- Intelligent Web Cache
- Interception (Transparent) Caching
- Bandwidth Saving and Response Time Minimizing Techniques
- Caching DNS