The Asterfusion® NX switches adopt the OpenFlow standard protocol and can fully adapt to various SDN deployment scenarios. With the OpenFlow architecture, Asterfusion® NX switches contain have control layer and data forwarding layer, which can greatly simplify network OAM operations and allow for flexible traffic forwarding functions.
The Intelligent Service Processing Unit deployed inside the Asterfusion® NX switches can carry out high-performance SSL encryption and decryption functions with widely adopted encryption suites and algorithms. With this SSL function, Asterfusion® NX switches can now decrypt and expose invisible content buried inside enormous volume of HTTPS messages and hence eliminate network security blind spots. This high-performance SSL function is an optional feature in the Asterfusion® NX switches.
Based on the protocol independent switching architecture, the FDB memory inside the Asterfusion® NX switches can be easily adjusted and reconfigured depending on various network deployment scenarios, and thus eliminating wasteful FDB memory resource and maximizing FDB memory utilization.
Asterfusion® NX switches can carry out protocol independent packet forwarding function at the line rate and therefore, can rapidly adapt to new emerging and/or proprietary protocols if necessary. Even running with existing legacy protocols, network administers can still customize packet forwarding rules inside Asterfusion® NX switches that would best benefit their business applications.