IP Infusion To Demonstrate MPLS-VPN Capability With Readily Available Hardware And Software At MPLScon

10/9/2002 - IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services, announced that they will participate in a demonstration of an MPLS–VPN enabled network at MPLScon in Denver, Colorado from October 7-9; joining in the demonstration will be IBM and Silicon & Software Systems (S3). Video streams transmitted over an MPLS-VPN will be demonstrated using IP Infusion’s ZebOS™ Advanced Routing Suite protocol code, IBM’s PowerNP NP4GS3 network processor, and S3’s MPLS Application Reference Solution. Visit IP Infusion at Booth 14 to view this MPLS-VPN network demonstration.

As the prevalence of MPLS-enabled networks continues to expand, vendors will look to reduce development time for new and follow-on products that implement MPLS. The network processing industry promises to deliver this time-to-market advantage by providing proven hardware, software, and reference designs.

IP Infusion’s ZebOS MPLS-VPN solution provides a portable, modular, and platform-independent solution that can be integrated into PE equipment to help enable service providers to deliver secure, peer-to-peer VPN solutions across a MPLS backbone. The implementation of the MPLS-VPN solution into PE equipment consists of the following components: ZebOS Network Services Module; ZebOS BGP Protocol Module with the optional VPN extensions; ZebOS MPLS-LDP Module; and ZebOS MPLS Forwarder Module. Each PE router, upon receiving a packet from a CE router, uses a unique VRF (VPN Routing and Forwarding) table to forward the packet. In this network only the PE router carries the VRF information; therefore, it allows a scalable Layer 3 VPN.

"Our ZebOS MPLS-VPN protocol is an implementation of IETF draft RFCs and standards, this give us the ability to coexist with many industry router and switch vendors," said Nick Keating, President and CEO of IP Infusion. "The MPLS-VPN protocol using BGP is our layer 3 solution to assist service providers and enterprises to rollout centrally managed VPN services on an MPLS backbone. We can supply this software both to OEM’s as source code and to service providers and enterprises as Linux based server software. This enhances the ability for both communications equipment suppliers and enterprise customers to provision VPN services."

"S3 continues to extend our network processor based offerings to help reduce development cost and time-to-market for network equipment vendors. This demonstration combining S3's MPLS fastpath code running on IBM's award winning PowerNP4GS3 device with IP Infusion's ZebOS Advanced Routing Suite shows the power and flexibility of a integrated MPLS subsystem based on a network processor," stated Jim O'Donoghue S3's Communications Infrastructure General Manager.

About IP Infusion
A leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services, IP Infusion is a developer of networking software that enables platforms, hardware, devices, and media across the Internet to communicate with each other openly and without dependence on specific technologies or platforms. Just as Unix and Windows are central to the PC and server markets, this leading edge software will drive the communication equipment market by providing the intelligence and manageability needed to develop equipment for creating enhanced IP services. IP Infusion was founded in 1999 and has more than 60 employees in its San Jose, California headquarters and elsewhere in the USA and Europe. The company has a growing global customer base in the wired and wireless networking markets and has alliances with the primary network processor (NPU) suppliers. IP Infusion is a member of the Network Processing Forum and an active participant in the IETF. For more information about the company and its products call 1-408-794-1500.

IP Infusion, the IP Infusion logo, and ZebOS are trademarks of IP Infusion Inc.

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