Monday, April 7, 2014

ALU Adds DPI and Analytics to Enterprise Access Switches

Alcatel-Lucent announced recently that it is "adding deep packet inspection at the wired and wireless access layer expanding its Application Fluent Network capabilities. It can now consolidate this information with network analytics tools that help IT teams gain improved visibility into the applications, and also create policies and enforce them at the edge of the network to secure and optimize delivery of applications to employees and customers.
  • The new OmniSwitch 6860 (OS6860) family, with embedded analytics and programmability is one of the industry’s most advanced gigabit access switches. Highlights including An innovative ASIC and coprocessor providing wire-rate deep packet inspection (DPI) and policy enforcement right at the edge of the network. IT has more visibility of applications being used, how much bandwidth is consumed, and the immediate ability to enforce policies to control prioritization, QoS and security.
  • OmniVista 2500 Network Management System is redesigned to better support network analytics and provide the foundation for future consumption models as more enterprises move toward cloud-based services". 

See "Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to address the network application challenge with new access switch, added analytics and SDN capabilities" - here.

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