Solidum Introduces PAX.ware 2500 For Classification Evaluation at OC-48

6/25/2002 - Evaluating wire-speed content inspection and classification at OC-48 was made possible by Solidum, the leading provider of classification and content inspection processing solutions that enable intelligent application management in next generation networking equipment.

Solidum has introduced the PAX.ware 2500 Evaluation System, which allows next-generation system designers to evaluate full, wire-speed classification processing in network processing architectures featuring Solidum's PAX.port 2500 classification processor.

"This platform is designed to enable evaluation and testing of OC-48 classification and content inspection in content switches, content security devices, multi-service switches, edge routers and enterprise networking equipment," says Misha Nossik, Executive Vice-President and Founder, Solidum. "It enables system designers to get a complete understanding of the capabilities of our PAX.port 2500 processor and thereby reduce their time-to-market with new equipment designs with that processor."

Solidum's 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 web switches/load balancers, multi-service switches, IP services gateways, cable modem termination systems, edge routers, protocol analyzers, and fixed broadband wireless access stations.

Classification processing on Solidum's PAX.port 2500 can be programmed using Solidum's SDK, the leading development system for multi-field and regular expression classification processing. provides complete programming and execution environments, including examples and templates for current networking protocols and encapsulations 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 and is based on Solidum's open, fourth generation PAX pattern description language (PDL).

The PAX.ware 2500 is the first in a series of evaluation systems Solidum plans to provide based on the PAX.port 2500. Future systems will be designed to work seamlessly with leading network processors, including the new Intel(r) IXP2400 and IXP2800 network processors. Solidum announced complete classification processing support for the next generation of Intel network processors earlier this year.

Solidum's PAX.ware 2500 will be available during the third quarter of this year.

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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