SOURCE: Bivio Networks

December 01, 2008 07:57 ET

Bivio Networks Announces Strategic Partnership With Leading Systems Integrator to Meet Japan's Demand for DPI

Agreement With Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation Broadens Availability of Bivio's Innovative Deep Packet Inspection Capabilities to Japanese Service Providers & Telecommunications Companies

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - Bivio Networks, a leader in networking systems for deep packet inspection (DPI)-enabled applications and services essential for network security, visibility, control and monetization, today announced a partnership with Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC), one of the largest independent system integrators in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, CTC will resell Bivio's 7000 and 2000 product series. In addition, CTC will integrate Bivio's deep packet inspection (DPI)-enabling platforms with its advanced IT services and applications to deliver innovative packet processing solutions to customers in Japan, specifically in the service provider and telecommunications markets.

By leveraging Bivio's powerful DPI capabilities and scalable architecture based on Linux, CTC will deliver a solution that dramatically reduces the cost of developing and delivering security, voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP), traffic management and application acceleration solutions while achieving improved performance.

"As one of the largest system integrators in Japan, CTC joins our impressive list of strategic partners who help us meet the growing demand, worldwide, for advanced DPI capabilities," said Koichi Hyodo, vice president of Japan operations, Bivio Networks. "With CTC's help, Bivio will continue to expand our footprint in Japan by offering a customizable application optimized for service providers and telecommunications companies who are providing a new generation of services."

"Service providers have come to rely on comprehensive DPI technologies that ensure network security, efficient use of applications and value-added service features. Today, global service providers are looking for solutions that help them to effectively plan and build the networks of the future," said Junichi Maruta, general manager of Telecom Systems Planning Division, CTC. "CTC has earned a reputation as a trusted source among service providers and system integrators, and we are confident that Bivio's DPI-enabling solutions are best-suited to address next-generation network traffic challenges."

Bivio 7000 Series

The Bivio 7000 series is a family of compact, extremely high-performance and fully programmable network appliances that combine a unique packet processing hardware architecture and a comprehensive set of networking features with a software platform in a standard Linux-based execution environment. The platform family includes two main product groups that provide performance-optimized features to deliver true line rate packet processing from 3 Gbps through 10 Gbps throughput.

The Bivio 7000 series platforms are fully programmable systems that allow any Linux-based networking application to run on the appliance with little or no porting effort. The platforms are based on a standard, pre-ported Linux distribution with full application programming interface (API) compatibility to equip software developers with the ability to quickly and easily run applications within hours of unpacking the device. A rich set of software infrastructure components further allows developers to quickly realize advanced capabilities of the platform including robust traffic management, load distribution across the multiple application processor central processing units (CPUs), high availability and system management integration.

Bivio 2000

The Bivio 2000 series platform is a high-performance, programmable network appliance that combines scalable hardware architecture and a wide-ranging set of networking features with a software platform in a standard Linux-based execution environment. Specifically optimized for deep packet processing at wire speeds, the Bivio 2000 architecture fuses network processing components with application processing CPUs to deliver uncompromising performance and unmatched flexibility. Deploying the Bivio 2000 in the network is simplified through a variety of Network Interface Modules (NIMs) that include copper and fiber bypass options.

About Bivio Networks

Bivio Networks delivers networking systems for DPI-enabled applications and services essential for network security, visibility, control and monetization. Only Bivio Networks delivers a broad-based approach to DPI-enabled applications and services, combining wire-speed performance, advanced networking technologies and a standard Linux environment. Bivio products simplify and speed the development and deployment of a wide-range of applications to better control and increase the value of networks. More information is available at www.bivio.net

About Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation

Established in 1972, Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) provides advanced IT solutions to enhance enterprise network systems. CTC supports such market segments as telecommunications, broadcasting, finance, distribution, manufacturing, education/government, medicine, pharmaceutical/chemicals, and textiles/apparel. CTC has formed partnerships with more than 200 leading IT companies from nine countries. These partnerships range from those with global multinational IT companies to those with highly focused venture businesses. CTC employs over 6,000 people nationwide, and provides one-stop 7X24/365 support services in roughly 100 service centers. For more information, visit the CTC web site at www.ctc-g.co.jp/en/.

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