August 10, 2010
AscenFlow with FlowOS 3.4 delivers cost-effective WAN Traffic Management with complete visibility and control of IP traffic flows from the smallest branch office to the largest enterprise
August 10th, 2010 – Taipei, Taiwan and Dallas, TX, USA – Xtera Communications’ IP Networking Group today announced the release of its latest and most powerful version of FlowOS for the AscenFlow family of IP Traffic Management and Shaping appliances. FlowOS 3.4 and its companion, FlowReport 3.4, represent the highest-performing and most feature-rich offering from Xtera to-date.
FlowOS 3.4 recognizes hundreds of Layer 4 to Layer 7 protocols - more than twice as many as former releases. It monitors and shapes traffic from numerous end-points, including IP or MAC addresses, authenticated users and URLs. Specific protocol traffic can be shaped independently or in conjunction with end-points. WAN-to-DMZ traffic can be treated differently than LAN-to-WAN or LAN-to-Intranet traffic.
Any end points and services can be placed into Groups and Classes to ease policy creation and deployment.
Regular protocol signature updates do not affect network traffic and ensure continued monitoring and control of network traffic trends as applications, protocols and usage patterns evolve as a result of business decisions and external influences.
Today's network traffic is rapidly changing as rich-media web sites for both business and personal entertainment, video, peer-to-peer and cloud-based services transform the way users interact with the network. IT management needs to understand network traffic trends and monitor or control the use of valuable network resource to optimize response while minimizing costs. FlowOS 3.4 with FlowReport 3.4 provides summary reporting and in-depth, real-time and historical reporting, with its simple but powerful database query tools and user-friendly web-GUI interfaces. FlowOS 3.4 allows complete control of traffic shaping to ensure that mission-critical applications get the bandwidth they need while recreational traffic is minimized or eliminated.
FlowOS 3.4 is available on the AscenFlow family of IP Traffic Managers, supporting data throughput from 10Mbit/s to over 3Gbit/s and up to 8 million simultaneous connections. AscenFlow features transparent operation, hardware and software failure bypass, "hitless" configuration changes and optional High Availability redundant hardware for maximum network availability.
FlowOS 3.4, FlowReport 3.4 and the AscenFlow family of WAN Traffic Management appliances are available from a network of Xtera Channel Partners in over 40 countries. For more information about Xtera or AscenFlow products, please visit us at: www.xtera-ip.com
About Xtera Communications
Xtera Communications specializes in network infrastructure that delivers maximum capacity, reach and value. Providing solutions for enterprise and telecom companies, Xtera offers an extensive portfolio of optical and IP networking solutions for submarine, long-haul, regional, metropolitan and enterprise applications. With deployments across five continents, Xtera’s optical transport solutions help service providers expand and accelerate their market reach with new deployments and extend the life of existing network assets with cost-effective upgrades. Our IP networking solutions for WAN traffic management deliver efficient, flexible network optimization. Xtera’s innovative technologies offer exceptional quality and performance, driving customer success. For more information, visit www.xtera.com.