As businesses move to converge their network and leverage new converged applications, the demands on the network increase exponentially. With voice, data, video, and applications running on the same network, it is imperative that the network be aware of each application traffic type and provide the appropriate priority, routing, and bandwidth required to ensure the maximum user quality of experience. Converged solutions such as Peer-to-Peer applications are also driving new traffic patterns that are foreign to the way today's networks were provisioned.
Intelligent Traffic Management (ITM) is a solution utilizing Application Switching to inspect application flows for pre-defined attributes, classifying flows based on these attributes, applying traffic policies, and reporting usage of such applications. Standard traffic management cannot be used to fully optimize a network, because it lacks the insight into application traffic and payload. To glean all the information available about applications as they traverse a network, Layer 7 inspection must be used.
Application switching technology allows enterprises to maximize their existing investments in servers, networks and applications by optimizing their network for business applications. The Alteon Application Switch provides intelligent layer 2, 3, and 4-7 Ethernet switching based on an innovative distributed processing architecture and the application-rich Alteon OS Traffic Management Software.
BTC positions the Alteon suite in its solutions to deliver revenue-generating, differentiated, value-added services, including:
- Application and content-based traffic management improves resource utilization and performance
Security with High Performance
- Accelerates security applications
- Integrated SSL offload
- Powerful policy-based filtering
- Clientless application level SSL VPN
- Deep packet inspection Application-Layer security
Scalability by Design
- Supports mission-critical applications and grows with your business
Fail-safe Business Continuity
- High availability for today’s most demanding networks