layer 4-7 switch

layer 4-7 switch

A network switch that analyzes layer 4 and layer 7 data in the packets. Also called a "Web switch." See layer 4-7 and Web switch.
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Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR) a provider of intelligent Application Switching (IAS), has launched the industry's first 10 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 4-7 switch. Radware's next generation hardware platform, Application Switch III, is the first hardware platform in the industry that facilitates 10Gbps connectivity, enhancing the speed, security and availability of network traffic.
That's a huge drop from the $7.8 billion it paid for the business, then called Alteon WebSystems, in 2000.<p>The division makes Layer 4-7 switches, which use detailed traffic information to accelerate and load-balance application traffic.
Foundry will supply its BigIron 8000 and BigIron 15000 Layer 3 backbone switches to the university and then replace legacy network switches with Foundry ServerIron Layer 4-7 switches.