Samsung Selects Solidum Content Inspection To Enable Intelligent Application Management

6/19/2002 - Solidum's PAX.port 1200, a programmable, wire-speed content inspection processor, has been selected to enable intelligent application management in a new generation of network edge equipment being developed by Korea's Samsung Electronics.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 64,000 people in 89 offices in 47 countries. The company is the world's largest producer of memory chips, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Digital Media Network, Device Solution Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses.

"Solidum's PAX.port 1200 processor is the key to the classification sub-system we have designed in a new generation of our edge equipment," says Praseeth Samudra, Vice-President, Samsung Telecommunications America. "It will enable our system to collect and manage account and billing information for content-based networking services."

"We are pleased to work with Samsung to deliver a new generation of intelligent network equipment that will enable content and service providers to account and bill for customized services based on individual customer usage patterns and QoS requirements," says Tim Beck, Vice-President of Worldwide Sales, Solidum. "The PAX.port 1200 makes this possible because it is the best solution for content inspection in next generation networking equipment."

The PAX.port 1200 is part of Solidum's complete family of programmable, forward-compatible classification processors that offload the classification function from the network processor. These processors are designed for content inspection, classification and regular expression matching in next-generation-network architectures. They extend the classification functionality of network processors by identifying and tagging packet headers and payload data at wire speed. The tags can directly drive application logic or signal a host NPU/CPU.

Solidum's PAX.port 1200 is a 4-channel, multi-Gigabit, Application Specific Standard Product (ASSP) classification processor optimized for Layer 7 content inspection and regular expression matching at OC-12. It uses an advanced programmable classification engine to non-intrusively monitor packet data on an SSRAM interface or IX Bus. It identifies and tags packet headers and payload data on the fly and stores the results in per-channel queues to be read by an NPU such as the Intel IXP1200.

Content inspection and regular expression matching on Solidum's PAX.port 1200 can be programmed using Solidum's SDK, the leading development system for programmable classification processing. provides complete programming and execution environments that make it possible for equipment designers to prototype, test, and debug complex classification to fit specific applications. It provides the ultimate programming flexibility for classification processing because it is based on Solidum's open, fourth generation PAX pattern description language (PDL).

About Solidum
Solidum provides a complete hardware and software solution for programmable classification of converged communications traffic, with true Quality of Service, in network edge equipment.

Based on programmable state machine technology and an openly distributed pattern description language Solidum's scalable and forward compatible classification processors parse, identify and tag packets at wirespeed. This improves the speed, power, efficiency, time-to-market and time-in-market of next generation network processing architectures.

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