Today, I am pleased to share the news that Cisco WAAS 5.0 has been certified by SAP for integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform 7.0.  Cisco WAAS 5.0  on the Cisco WAVE-594 appliance has been tested for performance preservation, secure encrypted communication, reliability, and functional correctness with SAP NetWeaver 7.0.  The WAN bandwidth utilization is typically reduced by 20 percent or more.

In addition to the performance benefits verified during SAP certification testing, Cisco introduced WAAS 5.0 earlier this year, which includes the following features:

  • AppNav – the award-winning virtualization technology for scalable provisioning of physical and virtual WAN optimization resources
  • Enhanced application security – optimization for encrypted MAPI, signed SMB and SMBv2
  • Central Manager – HTML5 iPad-ready interfaces and improved navigation
  • WAAS Express – new support for SSL, improved bandwidth optimization for file and web applications

American Water deployed WAAS to double its WAN capacity. Rob Raffaele, Enterprise Infrastructure Architect at American Water says they are essentially running at two to two-and-half times effective capacity than before they deployed WAAS.  Our solution will also help them in rolling out SAP solutions, as they plan to deploy SAP ERP and SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) applications. 

Along with this certified integration with SAP NetWeaver, Cisco WAAS is also a Citrix-ready WAN optimization solution and it accelerates XenDesktop and XenApp.  We believe in working with other technology partners to make sure that our solution works seamlessly in our customers’ environments and provides the performance needed as the most scalable WAN optimization solution in the market.



Allison Park

Product Marketing Manager

Enterprise Networks