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June 26, 2009

Palo Alto Networks Selects Data Connection

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Palo Alto Networks has selected Data Connection’s DC-OSPF and DC-RIP IP routing protocol stacks for its PA Series next-generation firewall products.
Palo Alto (News - Alert) Networks is a player in next-generation firewalls enabling visibility and granular policy control of applications and content by users – not just IP address – at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation.
According to Data Connection officials, the company’s portable IP routing protocol stacks enable the entire family of next generation firewalls from Palo Alto Networks to participate in layer 3 routing networks as they enable enterprises to see and control applications, users, and content.
“We chose Data Connection’s IP routing protocols because they have the routing feature sets we need, were a great fit with PAN-OS, and supported both single and multi-core processors across our full next-generation firewall product line,” said Nir Zuk, founder and CTO at Palo Alto Networks, in a statement.
Zuk said that Data Connection’s reputation for longevity, product investment and great support ensure the ongoing quality level the company requires.
“We are very happy to be working with an innovative company like Palo Alto Networks,” said Phil McConnell, general manager of the Network Protocols Division.
McConnell said that there is a good match between our organizations and cultures – and we aim to be a responsive and supportive partner as their network protocol requirements expand.
Data Connection officials said that the company has developed portable network protocol source code covering a wide range of technologies for over 25 years. The company's industry IP routing solutions, which include unicast and multicast protocols, are architected to handle the scale and reliability requirements of the most demanding applications while providing the extensibility and full feature set to support IP VPNs, QoS, traffic engineering, MPLS, and optical control plane function.
Data Connection, also known as DCL, is the Network Protocols Division of MetaSwitch. It is an independent developer and supplier of network protocol software including IMS, SBC, SIP, Megaco/H.248, Diameter, MGCP, Unicast and Multicast IP Routing, Packet and Optical MPLS, ATM, and SNA portable products.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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