NetONE's BridgeBox built in router has all the necessary features: routing, firewall, bandwidth management, wireless access point, backhaul link, hotspot gateway, VPN server and more.
The firewall implements packet filtering and thereby provides security functions, that are used to manage data flow to, from and through the router. Along with the Network Address Translation it serves by preventing unauthorized access to directly-attached networks and the router itself, as well as a filter for outgoing traffic and yes, we can fully support IPv6.
BridgeBox router features a stateful firewall, which means that it performs stateful packet inspection and keeps track of the state of network connections traveling across it.
It also supports Source and Destination NAT (Network Address Translation) , NAT helpers for popular applications and UPnP. And yes we can fully support IPv6.
The firewall provides features to make use of internal connection, routing and packet marks. It can filter by IP address, address range, port, port range, IP protocol, DSCP and other parameters, also supports Static and Dynamic Address List, and can match packets by pattern in their content, specified in Regular Expressions called Layer7 matching.
We support a multitude of routing protocols.
We support Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Policy-based routing, Interface-based routing and ECMP routing. You can use firewall filter to mark specific connections with Routing marks, and then make the marked traffic use different ISP.
Now with the MSL support added, VRF is also introduced. Virtual Routing and Forwarding is a technology that allows multiple instances of routing table to co-exist within the same router at the same time. Because the routing instances are independent, the same overlapping IP addressses can be used without conflicting each other. VRF also increases network security. It is often used in, but not limited to MSL networks.
BridgeBox supports Layer 2 forwarding - including Bridging, Mesh and WDS.
MPLS stands for Multiprotocol Label Switching. It can be used to replace IP routing - packet forwarding decision is no longer based on fields in IP header and routing table, but on labels that are attached to packet. This approach speeds up the forwarding process because next hop lookup becomes very simple compared to routing lookup. Some of the supported MPLS features are:
This means you can securely interconnect banking networks, use your workplace resources while travelling, connect to your home local network, or increase security of your wireless backbone link. You can even interconnect two branch of office networks and they would be able to use each other's resources, as if the computers would be in the same location - all secured and encrypted.
A variety of wireless technologies are supported, the most basic of them is the wireless access point and client. If it's a small hotspot network in your home, or a city-wide mesh network, some of the features supported are:
BridgeBox router also features the NStreme proprietary wireless protocol that allows to extend the connection range and speed when using BridgeBox routers at each end. This has helped to achieve the current non-amplified wifi link length world record in Italy. Also supported is NStreme dual which allows to use two antennas at each end, one for receiving and one for sending.
HotSpot Gateway enables providing public network access for clients using wireless or wired network connections. The user will be presented with a login screen when first opening his web browser. Once a login and password is provided, the user will be allowed to use the internet.
Bandwidth Control is set of mechanisms that control data rate allocation, delay variability, timely delivery and delivery reliability. Quality of Service (QoS) means that the router can prioritize and shape network traffic. Some features of traffic control mechanism are listed below:
BridgeBox router features a custom-made proxy server for catching web resources and speeding up the customer browsing by delivering the cached file copies at local network speed. Some of the following proxy server features are: