IP services switch

IP services switch

A network switch that funnels traffic from DSL and/or cable modem aggregation devices to various carriers' networks based on type of application or type of service required. It supports authentication, traffic accounting, high-level protocols such as IP and MPLS.

An IP services switch lets carriers fine tune their service offerings as well as charge for traffic on a per-byte basis. Also known as an "IP services router," it is the successor to the broadband remote access server (BRAS) and supports greater bandwidth and more functionality such as support for the IPsec security protocol.


IP Services Switch
Marconi's SSX-1400 carrier-class IP services switch supports DSL and cable connectivity with complete management control. A wide range of access connections from 56KB to Gigabit Ethernet can be plugged into its 14 slots. (Image courtesy of Marconi Communications.)
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To meet the growing demand from businesses to outsource security, edge router, IP services switch and other vendors are layering on more security services into their products, in addition to supporting IP VPN services.
An open IP services switch is a platform that delivers a magnitude of improvement beyond today's IP service switches.
Ramakrishnan, before joining OptiMight, was vice president of Operations at Campio Communications, an IP services switch company.
EmergeCore Networks, a next-generation networking infrastructure company and developer of the world's first truly open IP services switch, presents Open IP Services Platform Built on the Intel(R) Media Switch IXE2412 10/100 Device at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Spring 2001.
As part of the relationship, Ennovate Networks will incorporate Harris & Jeffries Label Traffic Control System(TM) (LTCS(TM)) into its industry-leading Ennovate Envoy(TM) 1600 IP Services Switch.