|[February 20, 2013]
New Release of F5® Traffix™ Signaling Delivery Controller™ Enables Unprecedented Performance, Reliability, and Scalability for LTE Networks
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV)
today announced version 4.0 of the F5® Traffix™
Signaling Delivery Controller™ (SDC™), the
market's most mature Diameter routing, load balancing, and connectivity
solution. F5's Traffix SDC solution helps service providers control and
manage network signaling in LTE (News - Alert) networks and provides seamless
connectivity between legacy home and roaming networks with its Signaling
System 7 (SS7) interworking function (IWF).
Since the product's inception, F5's Traffix SDC solution has been fully
compliant with IETF, 3GPP, and GSMA standards. SDC 4.0 provides enriched
functionality, including more efficient redundancy mechanisms that
enable SDC sites to achieve higher performance rates.
Other enhancements in Traffix SDC 4.0 include extended protocol support
for RADIUS, LDAP, and other legacy protocols; a new graphical user
interface with an improved dashboard; more network-wide, real-time
analytics and statistics that draw information from multi-SDC sites;
support for new hardware architecture; and higher performance.
"Since its acquisition of Traffix in February 2012, F5 has strengthened
the SDC global footprint," said Diane Myers, Principal Analyst at
Infonetics Research. "The reliability of the SDC has encouraged
operators to rely on and understand the critical role that a Diameter
solution plays in LTE networks, and in providing connectivity to legacy
networks. The expertise that F5 Diameter engineers have brought to the
market is a strength the company has been able to leverage in becoming a
leading vendor in the market."
"2012 was an exciting year as the Traffix SDC solution was deployed in
more than 25 sites among tier 1, tier 2, and IP Exchange (IPX) carriers
worldwide. This reflects that service providers understand the value of
a Diameter signaling solution to ensure network resilience, increase
quality, and enhance performance," said Ben Volkow, VP of Product
Development at F5. "Traffix began the year by becoming part of the F5
organization, gaining both significant financial backing and a stronger
delivery and support structure to enhance our technologically advanced
product to customers. This latest release of the Traffix SDC solution is
another example of how our deep expertise in Diameter enables our
customers to benefit from much higher performance and lowers the
investment bar for LTE."
Traffix SDC 4.0 Highlights
Highlights of Traffix SDC 4.0 offering are as follows:
The Interworking Function (IWF) of Diameter/ SS7 Mobile Application
Part (MAP) enables LTE elements, interfaces, and protocols to
seamlessly connect to legacy SS7 components, thereby delivering cost
savings on the reuse of legacy elements. F5's SS7 IWF includes the
IWF Mobility Management (MP/Diameter interworking for S6a, S6d
and S13 interfaces based on TS 29.305).
Roaming (MAP/Diameter roaming interworking for S6a and S6d based
Scaled redundancy for higher performance levels when the
Traffix SDC solution is deployed in Active/Active mode. This
enhanced scaled redundancy leads to a higher performance rate.
Enhanced Element Management System (EMS) capabilities,
including network-wide real-time analytics and statistics, which
enables the receipt of deep granular information about signaling and
subscriber-related activities. Operators benefit from a network-wide
mesh comprehensive view as well as a detailed level of information
across various points in time.
F5 solutions play a critical role in service provider networks as
providers transition from 2G/3G to 4G LTE all-IP infrastructures. F5
provides intelligent and context-aware solutions that give service
providers greater application visibility, optimize service delivery, and
secure their networks. This leads to increased average revenue per use
(ARPU) and reduced CapEx and OpEx.
F5 solutions also enable service providers to optimize, scale, and
simplify their service architectures and monetize their layer 4-7
networks with new revenue generating application services. With Traffix™
Diameter solutions deployed in more than 100 locations, F5 and its 4G
and Diameter expertise provides significant benefits to customers around
Traffix SDC 4.0 is now commercially available. Please contact a local
F5 sales office for additional details regarding availability.
F5 at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert)
F5's data and signaling experts will be at Mobile World Congress 2013 in
Hall 6, Booth #E120. To schedule a meeting with an F5 representative,
please visit F5's
About F5 Networks (News - Alert)
F5 Networks (NASDAQ:
FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations
meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the
relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and
applications-in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world's
largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer
brands rely on F5's intelligent services framework to deliver and
protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay
connected. Learn more at www.f5.com.
You can also follow @f5networks
on Twitter (News - Alert) or visit us on Facebook
for more information about F5, its partners, and technology. For a
complete listing of F5 community sites, please visit www.f5.com/news-press-events/web-media/community.html.
F5, Traffix, Signaling Delivery Controller, and SDC are trademarks or
service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All
other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their
This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to
future events or future financial performance that involve risks and
uncertainties. Such statements can be identified by terminology such as
"may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes,"
"estimates," "predicts," "potential," or "continue," or the negative of
such terms or comparable terms. These statements are only predictions
and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in
these statements based upon a number of factors including those
identified in the company's filings with the SEC (News - Alert).
[ Back To TMCnet.com's Homepage ]