Santa Barbara, Ca. – Green Hills Software, has just made available a comprehensive collection of advanced layer 3 IPv4 and IPv6 routing software products intended for use with its Platform for Secure Networking.
According to Susan Hares, director of networking communications at Green Hills, the new offering is based on the industry-leading GateD IP routing technology, which it has licensed.
It includes a comprehensive collection of IP routing protocols includes RFC-compliant support for RIPv2, RIPng, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, BGP, ISIS, VRRP, MSDP, DVMRP and PIM, where these protocols are rigorously tested and validated for both RFC conformance and system interoperability in combination with the Green Hills INTEGRITY family of RTOS's.
“The combination of our industry-proven protocols with the secure, reliable Platform for Secure Networking creates a robust, tamper-proof foundation for customers requiring Layer 3 routing support,” she said. “In today's networks, secure routing is critical because many routing devices are bombarded by security attacks.
An important initiative that highlights the need for secure IP routing, said Hares, is Net-Centric Warfare (NCW) and how it's driving situational awareness to the next levels. According Dan Mender, vice president, business development, battlefield commanders will use networks to share voice, data, and video between air, maritime, and fixed stations worldwide. Internet Protocol (IP) is one if the key technologies enabling this vision.
“Net-Centric Warfare is transforming the battlefield into an enormous, dynamic, mobile collection of globally networked assets. Robust, efficient, intelligent routing software is required to ensure real-time communications across this complex grid,” he said.
Until now, customers had to cobble together solutions and expend extra development cycles and money integrating, testing and validating their designs when these requirements existed.
“In today's networks, secure routing is critical because many routing devices are bombarded by security attacks,” said Hares. “This complete, single source solution satisfies a wide range of device requirements while enabling rapid time to deployment with the highest levels of confidence.”
RIPv2, RIPng, OSFPv2, OSPFv3 and BGP for the Platform for Secure Networking will be available in the first half of 2008. Additional IP routing protocol support will follow the initial release.