AppSense: Performance improvements in DataNow v4
As you’ll know if you’ve read our other recent blogs, DataNow v4 contains several exciting new features. In addition to these we’ve been working hard to bring a number of performance improvements to the platform. In this blog, we’ll delve under the hood to show how these work together to optimise the experience for both the admin and the end users.
One of the most significant performance gains has been as a result of our SMB library enhancements. Prior to DataNow v4, we supported SMB1.
As of DataNow v4, we now support the following SMB versions: SMB 2.0.2, 2.1.0 and SMB 3.0.0, 3.0.2 (Note we no longer support SMB1)
This allows us to take advantage of the following protocol features:
- SMB Signing (SMB 2 and 3)
- SMB Encryption (SMB 3)
- SMB Session Multiplexing (SMB 2 and 3)
- SMB Large MTU Support (SMB 2 and 3)
- SMB Compounded Requests (SMB 2 and 3)
- SMB Multi-Credit requests (SMB 3)
The first two items are not performance related, but are useful security features that may be required in certain environments.
Read the entire article here, Performance improvements in DataNow v4
via the fine folks at AppSense.