ISWest uses proprietary Intelligent Routing Technology to overcome the weakness of border gateway protocol (BGP). Unlike BGP, ISWest's Intelligent Routing Technology continually monitors all of the Internet connections leading from your network or colocation to the end destination and chooses the most appropriate pathway in real-time. Our technology takes into consideration speed (latency), performance, stability and even the type of application you're using. Your network is continually tuned to the performance of your applications, routing around brownouts and blackouts and creating the best user experience available today, so you are assured that your Internet communication is as fast as possible.
What is BGP?
When a business connects to more than one network (multi-homes), it usually employs a networking technology called border gateway protocol (BGP). BGP is typically configured by a networking professional to make decisions regarding the network over which data should travel. It is an important job, particularly when one of your networks is experiencing significant slowness - called brownouts - or outage - called blackouts.
Unfortunately, BGP is only aware of network trouble during an outage, not brownouts, which are much more common and lead to significant user problems. If your company is using the Internet for anything that can affect your business, this slowness will directly translate into client complaints, lower employee productivity and can have a financial impact on the performance of your organization. Today's businesses require solutions that ensure optimal performance of applications by improving network efficiency and traffic control. With the ISWest Intelligent Routing Technology, companies can now have a nonstop Internet connection that is stable and that offers predictable, high performance. Guaranteed!