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NextHop unveils latest GateD NGC routing, MPLS software

Posted: 05 Apr 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:nexthop technologies? gated ngc? next generation carrier? routing? mpls software?

NextHop Technologies Inc. has unveiled the latest version of its GateD NGC (Next Generation Carrier) routing and MPLS software.

The NGC 2.2 adds one new protocol, VRRP (virtual routing redundancy protocol), and fifteen new CLI (command line interface) products to the GateD product suite. Meanwhile, the VRRP product implements the VRRP standards defined by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).

The fifteen new CLI products provide a complete set of management functions for each of the routing and switching components of the GateD software suite. In addition, the GateD CLI framework is extensible and can be used for developing CLIs for the other capabilities of a customer's product.

According to NextHop, the NGC 2.2 routing software provides multiple new enhancements to meet the challenging needs of network equipment manufacturers building for either the service provider or enterprise market. It has been ported to and is fully supported on the Wind River Platform for Network Equipment (Platform NE) 2.0, enabling those manufacturers who have chosen Wind River's proven, reliable VxWorks real time operating system (RTOS) to easily integrate NextHop's GateD code.

The NGC 2.2 has also enriched its BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) and MPLS features to scale and provide support for the capabilities required by the next generation, multiservice edge switches planned for the 2005 timeframe. It also enhances GateD's Advanced Management Interface (AMI) capabilities, providing increased performance and scalability while offering more sophisticated control and security capabilities.

"Both the PNE 2.0 implementation, a first, and the CLI interface are direct answers to requests for ease of integration and management," said Dennis Tsu, VP of sales and marketing. "With GateD NGC 2.2, NextHop continues to strengthen its position as the leading provider of control plane

software to the network equipment space."

Pricing for the GateD NGC 2.2 routing and MPLS software starts at under $50,000 and increases depending on complexity of the solution.

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