Web client accelerators are used to reduce the amount of time it takes client-side for users to access websites or web applications. While web server accelerator software focuses on server-side improvements to connection speed, web client accelerators focus on improving connectivity and load time within the client’s own browser or application.
These tools focus specifically on how websites and applications cache and load for the end user, using techniques like precaching, prefetching, and ad filtering to improve access resolution times. This software serves to maximize end user experience with websites and web applications, as well as helps to reduce strain on end user devices. Network teams are most likely to be using web server accelerator software, though server analysts and engineers may also utilize it.
To qualify for inclusion in the Web Client Accelerator category, a product must: