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ASP Looks For Help In Speeding Net Traffic

Application service provider NaviSite, Inc. (stock: NAVI) partnered Tuesday with ArrowPoint Technologies, a developer of Internet routers and switches--and a recent acquisition of Cisco Systems--in the hopes of speeding up Net traffic for its customers.

The two companies will jointly develop the next version of ArrowPoint's Smart Web Switching software to make it more efficient to deploy, manage and customize hosted applications. According to NaviSite, the enhancements will connect global data centers more seamlessly, and provide end users with faster traffic.

"NaviSite is doing what every big time ASP player is doing," says Forrester Research senior analyst Jeanne Shaaf. "They are pushing content so customers will have a speedier experience. Their customers expect it and they'll have to perform to keep the customer."

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