Extreme Networks has changed the industry by creating ExtremeXOS - a highly available and extensible software foundation for converged networks. ExtremeXOS raises the bar for availability, which is critical when offering carrier-grade voice and video services over IP and for supporting mission-critical business applications such as CRM. A more available network can also lower operational costs by drastically reducing emergency maintenance. ExtremeXOS allows you to extend the capabilities of your network via dynamic loading of applications, XML APIs and CLI scripting. It allows you to integrate specialized application appliances such as security and VoIP monitoring devices into your network via XML, as well automatically configuring edge ports for security and VoIP using its Universal Port event based activation of scripts.
ExtremeXOS has a rich set of Layer 2 and Layer 3 control protocols, provides flexibility on the design of highly resilient networks and has been designed from the ground up to support the next-generation Internet Protocol, IPv6. Even when not planning to use IPv6, ExtremeXOS can help secure the network using IPv6 Access Control Lists and help provide investment protection for your network. Security capabilities provide network access control integrated with end point integrity checking, and network control and management plane protection.
ExtremeXOS high availability architecture and EAPS protocol helps reduce network downtime for business continuity and access to mission critical applications such as CRM, data warehouses and VoIP for carrier and voice grade networks. Its extensibility functionality integrates best-of-breed security and VoIP monitoring appliances to your network with an open, yet secure XML-based Application Programming Interface (API), providing Insight and Control. Via its dynamic application loading capability, it is capable of integrating Extreme Networks and third party-developed software applications such as the Avaya Converged Network Analyzer VoIP monitoring agent. Its scripting capability helps facilitate automating regular management tasks and applying these to multiple switches.
ExtremeXOS guards access to the network through authentication, host integrity checking and dynamic user/time/location based security policies. It hardens the network infrastructure with Denial of Service (Dos) protection and IP Security to help protect the infrastructure, network services, applications and client devices/computers from man-in-the-middle attacks and eaves dropping. It also provides a full suite of secure management protocols using authentication and encryption, ensuring continued control over your infrastructure. Its sFlow standards-based data monitoring supports provides Layer 2-7 visibility into the network, including statistics on which applications are running over your network and the biggest talkers. Its IEEE standards based discovery protocol support provides vendor independent switch discovery as well as tight integration with VoIP infrastructure and phones, including E911 ECS location, inventory information and fine grain PoE budget requirements, automatically and securely configuring ports for VoIP on phone discovery.Product Highlights
- Carrier and voice grade network resiliency and business continuity with EAPS protocol and high availability operating system architecture
- Tight integration with security solutions such as Sentriant for insight and control
- Secures access to your network, protects the network and business infrastructure
- User, time and location based dynamic security policies
- Secure, automatic VoIP configuration of switch ports and phones
- Advanced data and VoIP monitoring capabilities