The 128T Session Smart Router is a software-based, distributed router based on 128 Technology’s innovative Session Smart Technology and Secure Vector Routing (SVR). The Session Smart Router is a component of the 128T Networking Platform (128T) and together with the 128T Conductor, enables enterprises and service providers to build service-centric fabrics that deliver breakthroughs in simplicity, agility, security, performance and savings.
Dramatically reduce complexity with the 128T Networking Platform, leveraging the innovative Secure Vector Routing architecture. Eliminate stand-alone network functions with a routing platform that provides them natively. Replace fragmented overlay-based, virtual networks with an end-to-end network model that extends across network boundaries and unmanaged network connectivity.
Accelerate the deployment of new services and new locations with zero-touch provisioning, centralized automation, and easily integrated orchestration. Respond to changing network conditions with a distributed, intelligent routing platform that reacts to and optimizes for specific application requirements in real time. Gain far-tighter alignment between your applications and the network than ever before.
Create a “deny-all” routing fabric that transforms any IP network into a distributed network fire-wall that offers adaptive encryption, per-hop authentication and global access control. Gain fine-grained control with highly flexible, dynamic segmentation — “hypersegmentation” — that easily scales and stretches across network barriers.
Reduce overlay overhead and middlebox outlays with a routing platform that eliminates tunneling and provides security and load-balancing natively. Reduce your reliance on high-cost MPLS by utilizing a range of highly optimized alternative connectivity options. Align network costs with real-world consumption using an elastic, network-wide bandwidth licensing based on peak network utilization — not over-provisioned node-based capacity.
The 128T Networking Platform is comprised of three building blocks: the 128T Conductor, the 128T Control and the 128T Slice (Software Line Card Engine). A combination of one or many 128T Controls and 128T Slices together form a single logical Session Smart Router supporting a wide range of deployment models scaling from a small branch office to a high capacity edge router to a hyper-scale software-defined data centers.
Centralized Management Plane: The 128T Conductor is a centralized management and policy engine that provides centralized orchestration, administration, zero-touch provisioning, monitoring and analytics for distributed 128T Routers. The 128T Conductor maintains a network-wide, multi-tenant services and policy data model which is exposed via northbound APIs and distributed to 128T Routers.
Service Centric Control Plane: The 128T Control is the centralized network and services control plane for the 128T Router. Functions include creating all IP routing tables, managing service policies, collecting analytics, and configuration management. Through 128T Control, the IP routing information base (RIB) is combined with service policies to create a Services Information Base (SIB) which is distributed to each 128T SLICE.
Session-Aware Data Plane: The 128T Slice software performs high-speed packet forwarding, classification, and security functions through session-state management. It operates with its own integrated control plane for complex packet handling decisions, without the need to consult a remote controller.
Connect applications to users consistently, with appropriate performance and security
Simplify by replacing layered and fragmented overlay-based networks