AlliedWare is Allied Telesis' feature-rich operating system that serves as the foundation for its entire line of Layer 3 switches and routers. It includes the functionality, management capabilities and performance that today's networks demand, and as a standards-based implementation, it also assures full interoperability with other major network equipment.
AlliedWare layer 3 fully featured operating system
AlliedWare is Allied Telesis' feature-rich first generation operating system. It serves as the foundation for Allied Telesis' original Layer 3 switches and routers. AlliedWare includes the functionality, management capabilities and performance that today's networks demand. As a standards-based implementation, it also assures full interoperability with other major network equipment.
SIF - Stateful Inspection Firewall
Allied Telesis' state-of-the-art Stateful Inspection Firewall delivers the highest level of security possible by providing full application-layer awareness without breaking the client/server model. Stateful Inspection extracts the staterelated information required for security decisions from all application layers and maintains this information in dynamic state tables for evaluating subsequent connection attempts. It protects against a wide range of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks including Ping of Death, SYN/FIN flooding, Smurf attacks, port scans, fragment attacks and IP spoofing. E-mail alerts are automatically triggered when such attacks are detected. This provides a solution that is highly secure and offers maximum performance, scalability, and extensibility.
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is an algorithm that replaces the Data Encryption Standard (DES) as the federal information processing standard for encrypting data. AES is different from DES and 3DES because it supports a longer key length and uses different routines to encrypt and decrypt data. Encryption algorithms with a long key length are more secure than those with a short key length.
QoS - Quality of Service
QoS intelligently manages network traffic to allow stable and predictable end-to-end network performance. Comprehensive, low latency QoS features operating at wire-speed provide flowbased traffic management with full classification, prioritization, and traffic shaping and min/max bandwidth profiles. AlliedWare's QoS features are ideal for service providers wanting to ensure maximum availability of premium voice, video, and data services, and at the same time manage customer service level agreements. For enterprise customers, QoS protects productivity by guaranteeing performance of business-critical applications including VoIP services, and helps to restore and maintain responsiveness of enterprise applications in the networked workplace.
GUI and SSL - Graphical User Interface and Secure Sockets Layer
The GUI is a web-based management tool designed for intuitive, easy-to-use device configuration and monitoring. Its purpose is to make complicated tasks simpler and regularly performed tasks quicker. A GUI connection can be secured with the use of the SSL. SSL is a security protocol that provides secure communication by allowing the client to verify the server's identity before either side sends any sensitive information. SSL encrypts data to prevent a third party from interfering with the message.
VRRP - Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
VRRP provides automatic backup in mission-critical environments. This feature enables multiple routers or switches to share a virtual IP address that serves as the default LAN gateway. Should the master fail, the other devices assume the virtual IP address. LAN devices can continue to be configured with a single default gateway address, and because VRRP is a standard Internet protocol, full interoperability with other VRRP-supported products is assured.