How Customers Are Using Panabit IAG

Eight Common Use Cases For The Panabit IAG

Application Traffic Analysis

Traffic visibility is the No.1 challenge every IT manager is facing. New investments for hardware/software or network optimization to improve application performance rely on accurate traffic analysis of existing infrastructure.

Empowered by its leading DeepPacket Inspection(DPI) engine, Panabit Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) does real-time encrypted traffic analysis of 40GbE interfaces. It provides a single-pane-of-glass for real-time application traffic visualization.

Panabit IAG is deployed in a production network within minutes. Its Top IP, Top App and Top Session tracking capabilities put the most wanted traffic visibility data on the IT manager’s fingertips and make data-driven decision making as easy as ABC.

High-Performance NAT

Network Address Translation(NAT) is typically enabled at the network’s edge to conserve IP address space and provide enhanced security. To sustain high performance, most large-scale networks have to deploy separate high-end firewall equipment dedicated to NAT function. This network architecture increases both infrastructure cost and management complexity.

Panabit’s Intelligent Application Gateway has extra high performance for network session control. It consolidates NAT function with application traffic management function at the network’s edge without any performance compromise.

Panabit IAG supports 18 million concurrent sessions and up to 1 million new sessions per second and meets the NAT performance requirement of very large-scale ISP or Enterprise customers. IT managers manage one gateway device to enhance both application performance and network security.

vBRAS and Client Behavior Analytics

A Broadband Remote Access Server (BRAS) is a specialized server that sits at an Internet Service Provider (ISP) network and aggregates subscribers’ Internet traffic from the access network. But a traditional BRAS system is tightly coupled with the underlying hardware and has poor elasticity and flexibility to meet today’s business requirements.

Panabit’s Intelligent Application Gateway utilizes the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) architecture and supports up to 500 virtual BRAS (vBRAS) instances in one system. The ISP can configure separate vBRAS for different regions or subscriber groups with independent user and traffic management policies.

After integration with the Panalog system, an IT manager can customize Panabit IAG to forward subscribers’ Internet access activities to Panalog for client behavior analytics.

Application Rate Limiting and Policy Routing

To improve the user experience of critical applications, the IT manager needs to fine tune network policies to suppress low-priority application traffic and preserve high qualify network resources for mission-critical applications. The traditional box-by-box manual management model is very time consuming and prone to error.

Panabit’s Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) has an intuitive graphic user interface to manage network policy and application routing. It supports the following capabilities to optimize application performance:

Application Traffic Control

  • Per Application/Application Group Traffic Rate Limiting
  • Per Application/Application Group Session Rate Limiting
  • URL/File Type Access Control
Application Policy Routing

  • Per Application/Application Group Routing
  • Application/Application Group Based WAN Link Load Balancing
  • DNS-Based Global Server Load Balancing
  • Application Server Load Balancing

University Internet Access

Network access is essential for a university’s educational and research services. In most cases, a university’s network interconnects with multiple ISPs for better Internet accessibility and performance. Maximizing network utilization while maintaining Internet access performance and protecting the university and its students, faculty, and staff from unauthorized network access and illegal or damaging actions is a challenge for the university IT department.

Panabit’s Intelligent Application Gateway is a leading all-in-one Internet Access solution for university campuses. Its broad capability helps universities enhance Internet access security and optimize WAN link utilization & performance.

Enhance Internet Access Security

  • NAT for Internet access
  • Internal user network access authentication
  • Per application network access control
  • Time-based application network access control
  • Load Balancing and Port-Mapping for critical application servers
Optimize WAN Link Utilization and Performance

  • Non-critical application traffic and session rate limiting
  • Critical application policy routing
  • WAN links load balancing

ISP MAN Optimization

Metro Area Network (MAN) is a network infrastructure built by an ISP to serve its Internet customers and interconnect with its peers. To minimize settlement costs, an ISP needs to manage its customers’ Internet access traffic. It is preferred to either terminate the access traffic from an ISP’s CDN or route the traffic through low-cost peering links. For premium customers, an ISP may need to optimize their Internet access traffic to the best interconnection links.

Panabit’s Intelligent Application Gateway can help ISPs analyze the interconnection link utilization of its MAN network, pinpoint the top application traffic that can’t be terminated by its CDN, or incorrectly configure routes through high-cost links.

By enabling the DNS policy feature, Panabit IAG overrides customers’ individual DNS settings, redirecting customers’ DNS requests to the most suitable DNS server for better domain name resolution and traffic management. Panabit IAG’s application routing capability also helps ISPs to optimize its MAN operation by redirecting specific application traffic to designated interconnection links, e.g., route all p2p download traffic to low-cost links.

Network access is essential for universities’ educational and research services. In most cases, a university network interconnects with multiple ISPs for better Internet accessibility and performance. Maximizing network utilization while maintaining Internet access performance while protecting the university and its students, faculty, and staff from unauthorized network access and illegal or damaging actions is a challenge for university IT departments.

Panabit’s Intelligent Application Gateway is a leading all-in-one Internet Access solution for university campuses. Its broad capability helps universities enhance Internet access security and optimize WAN link utilization and performance.

Enhance Internet Access Security

  • NAT for Internet access
  • Internal user network access authentication
  • Per application network access control
  • Time-based application network access control
  • Load Balancing and Port-Mapping for critical application servers
Optimize WAN Link Utilization and Performance

  • Non-critical application traffic and session rate limiting
  • Critical application policy routing
  • WAN links load balancing

SD-WAN

Panabit’s SD-WAN is a secure, virtualized overlay network built on current Internet infrastructure. It provides centralized policy management and predictable application experience across enterprise campuses, data centers, and branches.

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See for yourself why Panabit continues to win customers with its all-in-one Intelligent Application Gateway. The demonstration will provide both a high-level introduction to the Panabit IAG and address your specific network needs.