ITWorld Canada - Wedge Networks unwraps 10 Gbps gateway for ISPs

(30-Jul-10) A Calgary security company is about to release a 10 Gigabit per second deep content inspection appliance it says is particularly suited for service providers and carriers.

Wedge Networks Inc. says its NDP-2080 can handle the needs of the most demanding data centres thanks to its dual six-core Intel 2.4 Ghz processors and 96 GB of memory.

Company CEO Hongwen Zhang admits that most carriers stick to equipment from big network suppliers such as Cisco Systems Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc.

But, he said, “the reality is the leading vendors will not be able to provide this kind of solution with this kind of throughput.”

Zhang said not only can service providers take advantage of the NDP-2080, but also content providers.

Derek Silva, a research associate at Info-Tech Research in London, Ont., said the appliance would likely not appeal to the biggest Internet carriers around the world whose core networks would likely be built around the OC-768 fibre connections and capable of handling 40 Gpbs throughput.

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