Solidum Ships High Performance OC-48 Classification and Content Inspection Processor

6/25/2002 - Solidum, the leading provider of classification and content inspection processing solutions that enable intelligent application management in next generation networking equipment, is now sampling the PAX.port 2500 classification processor, which performs wire-speed, full classification, content inspection and regular expression matching at 2.5 Gigabits per second.

The PAX.port 2500 is an Application Specific Standard Product (ASSP) classification processor that can be used in a streaming architecture to achieve multi-Gigabit packet processing and classification. It is optimized for Layer 7 content inspection and classification at OC-48 in content switches/load balancers, content security devices, multi-service switches, IP services gateways, cable modem termination systems, edge routers, protocol analyzers, and fixed broadband wireless access stations.

"We received the processor back from the fab earlier this month, as scheduled, and it passed all our initial tests. We are now shipping samples to customers," says Richard White, President and CEO, Solidum. "This processor is further proof that our high performance PAX.core engines can perform as designed to look deep into a packet to find and identify the relevant bits of interest, which enable intelligent processing of data for application-aware IP networks. The PAX.port 2500 and our complete line of classification and content inspection processors are the first to make it easy for content and service providers to deliver, account and bill for customized services based on individual customer usage patterns and QoS requirements."

The PAX.port 2500 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 and classification 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.

The PAX.port 2500 is priced at $199 in quantities of 10,000.

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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