As the demand for network security, multi-gigabit processing, and traffic management increases today, solutions that incorporate intelligent packet processors and that can increase efficiency and performance, have become critical.
While a number of companies have created pieces and parts to address this need, ensuring their interoperability, reliability and host of other factors has forced users to look for a better option.
Partnering with a provider who can handle these issues will shorten time-to-market and ease deployment and service issues.
During a recent TMC (News - Alert) Webinar, “How to Deliver and Deploy Security Gateway Applications," sponsored by NEI, attendees heard about performance requirements for Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), encryption/decryption and traffic management.
Featuring guest presenters Jeff Hudgins (News - Alert), vice president of marketing at NEI; Franklin Flint OEM Solutions, Global Enterprise Technology at Dell; and Rubin Dhillon, Global Director of Communications Product Management for GE Intelligent Platforms (News - Alert), the Webinar also looked at the role of packet processors and their growing importance; and how such a platform can allow an application to work more efficiently.
“Service providers are getting more and more aggressive on their timelines for security-type applications,” Hudgins said during the webinar.
“In one case, we were able to get up and running, and do a demonstration for the service provider in only four days.”
Dhillon also noted during his presentation that the purpose-built NEBS certified solution from NEI (News - Alert), Dell and GE was created to mitigate design risk and improve time to revenue.
“We thought it was a great way, by singing up with Dell and NEI to pre-package these solutions, take care of these architectural challenges for you, and give you a ready-made system that you can put an application on top of,” Dhllion said.
To find out more, check out the archived version of the Webinar HERE.
Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of TMCnet's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi