Introductory Concepts

With NitroAccelerator, you can:

  • Accelerate & Secure TDS (SQL Server) connections by default.
  • Input additional TCP-based protocols to accelerate.
  • Enable optional one-click connection-based encryption.
  • Drastically improve SQL Server Replication speed.
  • Improve Thick Clients / Client-Server / N-Tiered Application user experience.
  • Improve Daily Data Movement & SMB Windows File Transfers by up to 30x.
For more examples, visit Use Cases.

How does it work?

NitroAccelerator installs as a device driver on your desired servers and endpoints to significantly compress network traffic between connections.
NitroAccelerator optimizes the Tabular Data Stream (TDS) and Server Message Block (SMB) protocols by default. Additional ports can be added within Configure Additional protocols.
NitroAccelerator does not increase attack surface. Click here for more security info.


Do you manage your own instance(s)? To utilize NitroAccelerator, it is required that you have access to installed on both sides of a connection to accelerate. IaaS and Cloud solutions that grant you access to manage your instances are supported by NitroAccelerator.
Are you experiencing latency or bandwidth issues? The more latency or data movement, the more NitroAccelerator will benefit. We typically focus on use cases reporting latency of 10ms or more. However, if timely data movement is essential to your low latency operations, please contact us.


Affordability: Traditional WAN acceleration solutions can be very expensive with initial costs between two locations often coming in at around $30K, for cost-of-hardware alone. Companies often spend millions of dollars on traditional WAN accelerators, whereas Nitrosphere customers can deploy a selective or complete solution for a fraction of the cost.
Reliability: Leverage the distance of existing connections with upwards of up to 96% lossless compression. Reduce packet loss and retransmissions. Reduce Server I/O wait times, application lag, and greyouts. Increase Queries & Transactions Per Second and overall network performance.
Security: Reduce your attack surface while maintaining full control of your endpoints. Visit security benefits for more info.
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