Content Smart Web Switch

Content Smart Web Switch

A Web switch from ArrowPoint Communications, Inc., Westford, MA, that routes traffic based on the URL of the request and an extensive database of rules. Using an ATM switch as its foundation, it analyzes the HTTP request and sets up a flow through the switch to the appropriate output port for the remainder of that HTTP session. After receiving the TCP connection request from the browser, it spoofs the client to obtain the HTTP header which contains the URL of the request so that the switch can route it to the most efficient server. The switch can also implement an additional quality of service (QoS) layer by writing a cookie onto the client's machine that is resubmitted with each HTTP request. In 2000, Cisco acquired Arrowpoint to provide its customers with a robust and flexible switching platform. See Web switch.


Content Smart Switches
ArrowPoint Communications pioneered Web switching with the CS-100 switch on the left, which supports up to 16 Fast Ethernet ports. The CS-800 (right) supports up to 32 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
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ArrowPoint offers Content Smart Web Switch products, the CS-50, CS-150 and CS-800, for businesses building highly scalable networks over the Internet that are optimized for electronic commerce and content delivery.
ArrowPoint's new Content Smart Web Switch products, the CS-50 and CS-150, target Web businesses building highly scaleable networks over the Internet that are optimized for electronic commerce and content delivery.
ArrowPoint's CS-800 Content Smart Web Switch now delivers more than triple its original processing power, providing customers with the enhanced speed and intelligence necessary to build a global Web network that is optimized for e-commerce transactions and Web content delivery.
com front ends its bank of five servers with ArrowPoint's CS-100 Content Smart Web Switch.
Pricing starts at $17,995 for the CS-100 Content Smart Web switch.
The ArrowPoint Content Smart Web switch is a uniquely powerful device for managing high bandwidth Web traffic and optimizing content delivery from local content caches.

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