What if I already have compression built into my WAN connections? How will TurboGold help in this scenario?
A. TurboGold does a better job of compressing data than standard modem compression or the use of compression control protocol. This is because TurboGold applies compression intelligently by recompressing attachments and not by attempting to compress data that is already fully compressed. The mild level of compression that Lotus Notes applies to attachments has the effect of impeding the algorithms of the compression control protocol and modem compression. TurboGold addresses this by uncompressing the document at the source and recompressing it using stronger algorithms than Notes. This technique generally yields up to a five to one benefit for many types of attachments. TurboGold is especially effective if Lotus Notes port encryption is enabled. The benefits of WAN compression are lost with port encryption but TurboGold’s impact is not hindered since TurboGold operates on the data before it is encrypted.