PacketStorm Communications Releases Multiple Interface Steering and Frame Transfer Capabilities

Eatontown, New Jersey (May 1, 2003 )
PacketStorm Communications® announced today the availability of two new advanced routing functions continuing the tradition of offering more traffic routing options than any other competing product.

“A large aerospace company recently came to us with a unique traffic routing requirement for WAN emulation” said James Rodden, PacketStorm’s Director of Marketing. “As we try to do for all of our customers, we created the solution to meet their specific needs. Multiple Interface Steering with Frame Transfer solved their unique requirements”

Multiple Interface Steering (MIS) defines which physical port a specific packet exits the PacketStorm emulator while overriding the emulator’s internal routing table. Even though packets may have the same IP destination address, MIS can force these packets to different user specified output ports.

MIS utilizes the Frame Transfer function to change media types. For example to steer incoming packets from Ethernet ports to OC-3 ports. Frame Transfer allows the user to add frame information needed by the output steering port.

Users can now alter their traffic pathway based on the extensive packet filter capabilities offered on all three PacketStorm emulators. This unique routing method is offered in addition to the three other modes – Bridging, Routing or Interface Mapping and is compatible with all available physical interfaces – 10/100, Gigabit Ethernet, T1, DS3, OC-3, and OC-12.

About PacketStorm Communications, Inc.
PacketStorm Communications, Inc. is a test equipment manufacturer concentrating on Internet Protocol applications. Located in Eatontown, NJ, the company was founded in 1998 and is a private entity. More information can be obtained by calling (732) 544-2434 or by visiting www.PacketStorm.com.