Tunnel Initiation and Termination are services that can be applied to APCON ports allowing them to be used as tunnel sources or destinations. Tunneling protocols are communications protocols that allow for the movement of data packets from one network to another, and a tunnel is often a mechanism used to ship a foreign protocol across a network that normally wouldn't support it. Tunneling works by encapsulating packets, basically wrapping packets inside of other packets. In an encapsulated packet, the header and payload of the first packet goes inside the payload section of the surrounding packet so the original packet essentially becomes the payload.

APCON’s IntellaView Management Interface for our industry-leading IntellaView Platform provides easy-to-configure Tunnel Initiation and Termination. This feature will be available soon on the new 600G IntellaView HyperEngine Packet Processor as well. Tunneling is also available via the WebXR graphical user interface for our IntellaStore II+, IntellaFlex XR multi-function blades and IntellaFlex XR HyperEngine packet processor.

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Easy Tunnel Initiation & Termination With the IntellaView Platform

APCON Tunnel Termination enables multiple applications, including virtual network monitoring, and can:

  • Support GRE, NVGRE, VXLAN, GENEVE and ERSPAN I, II and III protocols
  • Terminate up to 512 individual tunnels (32 per service point)
  • Provide up to 200Gbps decapsulation on 16 service points
  • Include IntellaTap-VM virtual monitoring

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