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Sandvine Peer-To-Peer Policy Management extends support for eDonkey and WinMX

Release 3.1 helps service providers manage the impact of P2P file-sharing on their networks

SUPERCOMM – Atlanta, Georgia – June 4th, 2003: Today at SUPERCOMM 2003,  Sandvine announced important enhancements to its award-winning Peer-To-Peer Policy Management solution.

In addition to dramatically reducing the networking costs resulting from the explosive growth of the most popular file sharing protocols, FastTrack and Gnutella, Sandvine’s network technology will control traffic originating from both eDonkey and WinMX, emerging file-sharing programs that are growing in popularity.

Release 3.1 of Sandvine P2P Policy Management incorporates a powerful solution for managing the evolving nature of P2P applications and their pervasive use of dynamic ports.

Early versions of popular file sharing programs like KaZaA and Morpheus communicated via a specific TCP port, making their traffic easy to identify. P2P applications now commonly use random dynamic ports -- any one of the tens of thousands available. This change has rendered traditional port-based P2P blocking and shaping solutions ineffective; and in some cases entirely obsolete.

“Service providers need to address the cost impact of file-sharing without alienating their subscribers,” said Tom Donnelly, co-founder and VP, marketing and sales of Sandvine Incorporated. “This latest release of Peer-To-Peer Policy Management addresses the fast-evolving nature of file-sharing technology while continuing to protect the subscriber’s online experience.”

Find out how Sandvine is helping service providers save millions by controlling P2P traffic and dramatically improving bandwidth utilization. Download our just-released “P2P Case Study” at http://www.sandvine.com

About Sandvine P2P Policy Management

Sandvine’s P2P Policy Management solution is enabled by the PPE 8200, a carrier-grade 1RU that reduces the cost of file sharing using three distinct strategies: the logical reorganization of network topology, the redirection of search queries and the reduction of P2P protocol “chatter.” Sandvine’s patented technology allows the PPE to statefully inspect and redirect. Subscribers experience zero degradation of their online experience. Service providers experience a sharp improvement in bandwidth utilization and associated costs.

** P2P Policy Management recently won the 2003 Readers’ Choice Award from Communications Technology magazine. Visit CT Online at http://www.cabletoday.com/ct2/index.asp

About Sandvine

Sandvine’s award-winning network equipment helps service providers better manage the growing burden of peer-to-peer (P2P) activity while building more profitable relationships with their subscribers. To reduce network costs, Sandvine Peer-to-Peer Policy Management helps service providers take control of P2P traffic and achieve new operational efficiencies. To improve revenues, Sandvine's Subscriber Services Cluster provides a platform for easy deployment of network-based anti-virus, firewall and content filtering services to residential Internet subscribers. Sandvine products are suitable for all broadband and narrowband networks, cable or DSL. To find out more, visit Sandvine online at www.sandvine.com.

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Fact Sheet: Peer-To-Peer Policy Management, Release 3.1

Sandvine’s P2P Policy Management solution is enabled by the PPE 8200, a carrier-grade 1RU that reduces the cost of file sharing using three distinct strategies: the logical reorganization of network topology, the redirection of search queries and the reduction of P2P protocol “chatter.” Sandvine’s patented technology allows the PPE to statefully inspect and redirect. Subscribers experience zero degradation of their online experience. Service providers experience a sharp improvement in bandwidth utilization and associated costs

Features

Supports the FastTrack, Gnutella, eDonkey and WinMX Protocols

Dynamic Ports Re-direction

Benefits

Reduces bandwidth costs

Improves network efficiency

Enhances value & utilization of existing infrastructure

Integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure

Doesn’t cache content

Won’t inconvenience subscribers

Specs

Interfaces:    100/1000 Ethernet

Capacity:      5000 Concurrent Users

Dimensions:  (H) 1.75”, (W) 19“, (D) 23”

Compliance:  UL/CSA, FCC, CE

  • Clustering:
    • N+1 Redundancy
    • Auto-Load Balancing
    • Services Only P2P Traffic
    • Connects to WCCP or Content Switching Router

More information available at http://www.sandvine.com/solutions/default.asp

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