ipoque, the leading European provider of DPI solutions for Internet traffic management and analysis, introduces the two new high-performance systems PRX-5G and PRX-1G. PRX-5G supports three Gigabit Ethernet links or one 10-Gigabit Ethernet link at a maximum throughput of 6 Gbit/s in a 2U system. The smaller 1U PRX-1G supports three Gigabit Ethernet links and a throughput of 3.4 Gbit/s. With their support for three network links, the new systems also enable the effective management of asymmetric network traffic.
Along with these models, a firmware update with many new features has been released. These include VLAN-based bandwidth management and detection support for popular tunnel and gaming protocols. The new tunnel protocol module enables management of network traffic inside tunnels that use for instance SSL, OpenVPN, IPsec or TOR. The gaming module supports popular online games such as Half-Life 2, Steam, World of Warcraft and Microsoft's Xbox.
Improving the performance while at the same time significantly extending the protocol support is made possible by parallelization of the internal packet processing. PRX-5G and PRX-1G use seven respectively three packet processing cores. PRX-5G is able to handle three fully loaded Gigabit Ethernet links or up to six gigabit per second on a 10-Gigabit Ethernet link – being the DPI market’s first system to offer this performance in a rack space-saving 2U chassis.
Following are a few specifications and performance data for the new systems:
- three Gigabit Ethernet copper links (10/100/1000Base-T) or
- one Gigabit Ethernet copper link (10/100/1000Base-T) and two Gigabit Ethernet fiber links (1000Base-SX/LX SFP) or
- one 10-Gigabit Ethernet link (CX4 or XFP) and one Gigabit Ethernet copper link (10/100/1000Base-T)
- 6 Mbit/s throughput
- 750,000 packets per second
- 1 million subscribers
- three Gigabit Ethernet copper links (10/100/1000Base-T)
- 3.4 Gbit/s throughput
- 550,000 packets per second
- 250,000 subscribers
About PRX Traffic Manager
PRX Traffic Manager is a comprehensive and cost-effective bandwidth management solution enabling network operators to monitor and control network traffic per application and per subscriber. PRX Traffic Manager detects applications with a combination of layer-7 deep packet inspection (DPI) and behavioral traffic analysis. All major protocols including peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P), instant messaging (IM), media streaming and Internet telephony (VoIP) are supported. The integrated quality-of-service (QoS) management allows prioritization, shaping and blocking of classified traffic. Extensive accounting features provide in-depth application- and subscriber-aware network visibility.
ipoque (ipoque.com) is the leading European provider of DPI solutions for Internet traffic management and analysis. Designed for Internet service providers, enterprises and educational institutions, ipoque's PRX Traffic Manager allows to effectively monitor, shape and optimize network applications. These include the most critical and hard-to-detect protocols used for peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P), instant messaging (IM), Voice over IP (VoIP), tunneling and media streaming, but also many legacy applications.