Traffic management vendor Packeteer has announced two new Internet content accelerators — the AppCelera ICX-95 and ICX-95s. The AppCelera ICX-95 handles more connections per second and greater throughput capacity than previous platforms to reduce response times on Web applications by up to 80 per cent. The ICX-95s processes more than 300 SSL transactions per second, handling CPU intensive SSL key negotiations and encryption functions. Each AppCelera ICX-95 base unit uses a dedicated SSL encryption/key processor card for optional secure content acceleration that is activated by a software key upgrade. The base model is suited for accelerating web-based applications across the enterprise Intranet. The ICX-95s accelerates secure business applications that require more security. The AppCelera ICX-95 is currently available, with a list price of $39,840 (subject to the US exchange rate) for the product without SSL offload and $46,480 with the SSL capability. The products are available from LAN Systems and Express Data.