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ipoque PRX-2000: High Performance Traffic Management for P2P, VoIP and IM

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Leipzig, Germany (PRWEB) August 16, 2006

The PRX-2000 is an extremely powerful, effective and reliable traffic management system for networks with high data rates and user numbers. It achieves full gigabit throughput and a maximum packet rate of 650,000 packets/s. In addition to Gigabit Ethernet copper ports, the PRX-2000 features SFP (mini GBIC) ports for optional 1000Base-SX/LX fiber ports.


The high reliability is achieved by a watchdog-based hardware bypass. This bypass electromechanically connects the two copper bridge ports in case of a system failure so that neither hardware and software malfunctions nor intentional reboots (e.g. after updating the system software) cause an interruption to network connectivity. For the fiber interfaces, an external bypass switch is available optionally. If an uninterrupted traffic management service is required, a secondary hot standby unit can be installed to immediately take over operation if the primary unit fails. This makes the PRX-2000 the ideal choice for networks with extreme availability requirements (e.g. ISPs).


The PRX-2000 operates as a transparent bridge thus being fully transparent to network users. It is available in two versions: as PRX-2000 with full gigabit throughput and as PRX-2000e with 2x 350 Mbit/s full duplex throughput. A PRX-2000e can be upgraded to a PRX-2000 by obtaining and activating a license key.


ipoque offers the following functions as add-on modules: blocking and throttling of peer-to-peer-based file sharing, blocking of Voice over IP, Instant Messaging and Web URLs, and Advanced Reporting and IP Control.



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???? 10/100/1000Base-T with integrated bypass

???? 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-LX via SFP mini GBIC ports

???? 19″ rack mount, 2U

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About ipoque


ipoque has been founded in Leipzig, Germany, in the beginning of 2005. The company specializes in professional solutions for application- and user-aware traffic management and analysis. Its line of hardware traffic managers for Gigabit and Fast Ethernet allows an effective control of undesired network applications. These include file sharing in peer-to-peer networks (P2P), instant messaging (IM) and Voice over IP (VoIP) including the popular Skype. In addition to the bandwidth management, all network traffic can be captured and analyzed in real-time. ipoque offers its customers consultancy services and the development of individual traffic management and analysis solutions based on its standard products. ipoques customers comprise enterprises of all sizes, public and educational institutions and Internet service providers. More information at



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