ipoque launches high-end system of the PRX series for application- and user-aware traffic management
Leipzig, August 16, 2006 – Operators of very large networks having to select a traffic management solution face a difficult decision: while affordable systems often lack the required performance, functionality and reliability, the established high-end solutions with their complex feature sets are often difficult to manage and very expensive. The new PRX-2000, tailored to fit the requirements of Internet service providers and large enterprises, sets a new standard in performance, reliability and price-performance ratio.
The PRX-2000 is an extremely powerful, effective and reliable traffic management system for networks with high data rates and user numbers. It achieves full gigabit throughput and a maximum packet rate of 650,000 packets/s. In addition to Gigabit Ethernet copper ports, the PRX-2000 features SFP (mini GBIC) ports for optional 1000Base-SX/LX fiber ports.
The high reliability is achieved by a watchdog-based hardware bypass. This bypass electromechanically connects the two copper bridge ports in case of a system failure so that neither hardware and software malfunctions nor intentional reboots (e.g. after updating the system software) cause an interruption to network connectivity. For the fiber interfaces, an external bypass switch is available optionally. If an uninterrupted traffic management service is required, a secondary hot standby unit can be installed to immediately take over operation if the primary unit fails. This makes the PRX-2000 the ideal choice for networks with extreme availability requirements (e.g. ISPs).
The PRX-2000 operates as a transparent bridge thus being fully transparent to network users. It is available in two versions: as PRX-2000 with full gigabit throughput and as PRX-2000e with 2x 350 Mbit/s full duplex throughput. A PRX-2000e can be upgraded to a PRX-2000 by obtaining and activating a license key.
ipoque offers the following functions as add-on modules: blocking and throttling of peer-to-peer-based file sharing, blocking of Voice over IP, Instant Messaging and Web URLs, and Advanced Reporting and IP Control.
- Easy installation, administration and maintenance
- Signature-based filter modules for reliable protocol identification
- Regular protocol signature updates
- Hot standby
- Extremely low internal latency
- User transparency
- 10/100/1000Base-T with integrated bypass
- 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-LX via SFP mini GBIC ports
- 19" rack mount, 2U
- Full line rate throughput of 2 Gbit/s (PRX-2000)
and up to 2x 350 Mbit/s (PRX-2000e)
- Very competitive price-performance ratio
ipoque provides network intelligence and policy control solutions helping fixed and mobile broadband operators to better understand traffic patterns, monetize new data services and improve the quality of experience for their subscribers. Our application classification and analysis engine enables bandwidth and congestion control, prioritized quality of service delivery and detailed network visibility.
Over 200 broadband operator customers in more than 60 countries across the globe rely on ipoque's policy control solution to limit equipment and operating expenditures, increase profitability and maximize subscriber satisfaction. ipoque was founded in 2005 in Leipzig, Germany, and has become a Rohde & Schwarz company in 2011.