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, thereby providing 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. It also acts as a filter for outgoing traffic. We can fully support IPv6 as well.
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 are used for popular applications and UPnP. 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. It also supports Static and Dynamic Address List, and can match packets by pattern in their content specified in Regular Expressions called Layer 7 matching.
We support a multitude of routing protocols:
For IPv4, it supports RIP v1 and v2, OSPF v2, BGP v4.
For IPv6, it supports RIPng, OSPF v3 and BGP.
We support Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Policy-based routing, Interface-based routing and ECMP routing. You can use the 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 tables to co-exist within the same router at the same time. Because the routing instances are independent, the same overlapping IP addresses 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. The packet forwarding decision is no longer based on fields in the IP header and routing table, but on labels attached to the packet. This approach speeds up the forwarding process because the next hop lookup becomes very simple compared to routing lookup. Some of the supported MPLS features are:
Static Label Bindings for IPv4
Label Distribution Protocol for IPv4
RSVP Traffic Engineering Tunnels
VPLS MP-BGP Based Auto Discovery and Signaling
MP-BGP based MPLS IP VPN
Establishes secure connections over open networks, the internet, or connects to remote locations with encrypted links. It supports various VPN methods and tunnel protocols:
Ipsec - tunnel and transport mode, certificate or PSK, AH and ESP security protocols
VLAN - IEEE802.1q Virtual LAN Support, Q-in-Q Support
MPLS based VPNs
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 office networks that 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:
IEEE802.1a/b/g/n wireless client and access point
Nstreme and Nv2 TDMA proprietary protocols
Wireless Distribution System (WDS)
WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption
Access Control List
Wireless Client Roaming
HWMP + Wireless MESH Protocol
MME Wireless Routing Protocol
The BridgeBOX router also features the NStreme proprietary wireless protocol that allows to extend the connection range and speed when using the 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 use of two antennas at each end, one for receiving and one for sending.
The 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/her web browser. Once a login and password is provided, the user will be allowed to use the internet.
Quality of Service (QoS)
Bandwidth Control is a 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 the traffic control mechanism are listed below:
Limit data rate for certain IP addresses, subnets, protocols, ports and other parameters
Limit peer-to-peer traffic
Prioritize some packet flows over others
Apply queues on fixed intervals
Share available traffic among users equally or depending on the load of channel
Set speed based on any granularity (32/16/8/4/2/1 kbps or other)
The 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:
Regular HTTP Proxy
Access list by source, destination, URL and requested method (HTTP Firewall)
Cache access list to specify which objects to cache and which not
Direct access list to specify which resources should be accessed directly and which - through another proxy server
SOCKS proxy support
Parent proxy support
Cache storage on external drives
Wireless Client Roaming
HWMP + Wireless MESH protocol
MME wireless routing protocol
PBX System - Single Tenant
Call Center Communicator
VoIP Soft Phone - Software driven telephone that can be used on computers or smartphones instead of dedicated hardware.
Instant Messaging Client - Let employees communicate with one another, but not communicate with outside sources to keep productivity high.
Operator Panel - View who is on calls, wait times, voice mails; all by a click of the button.
Conference Administration - See who is in a conference call, have ability to kick or mute specific people all with a click of a button.
Send/Receive Faxes - Send and receive faxes via email and save time and money on using printers.
Comprehensive User Features
Group Hunt - Ring a group of extensions for incoming calls that anyone can answer.
Call Forwarding - Redirect your extension or DID to your cellphone, house, or answering services.
Call Park - Place a call on hold at one telephone and continue the conversation from anywhere in the office.
Call Pickup - Answer a co-workers phone from your own extension.
Call Filters & Blocking - Create a blacklist for callers who do not stop...
Speakerphone Page - Allow two users to communicate back and forth without picking up the phone.
Call Monitoring - See who is on a call and which phone they are using.
Phone Callback - Call someone back after listening to a message.
Overhead Paging - Integrate with old or new speakers. Paging systems also work great in warehouse type environments or where employees are consistently moving.
Remote Access - Make changes from on-site or off-site.
Personal IVR - Direct your customers to where they need to go without needing a receptionist, or cutting back the number of calls they would normally take.
Call Recording And Barging
Instant Recording - Simply dial a number, press a button on the phone, or record all calls automatically.
Barging - Listen to employees calls for training purposes or allow others to monitor calls during the training process.
Unified Message Support
Voicemail - Receive voicemails for individual users or a single general voicemail area.
Instant Messaging Chat - Let employees communicate with one another, but not allowing outside sources to communicate to keep productivity high.
Faxing (PSTN, FoIP, FoE) - Send and receive faxes via email or connect into your universal fax machine to continue using for hard copies.
Web User Self Card
User email address and PIN - Every user has the ability to log-in to the portal and set their voicemail to email, as well as their PIN number for accessing voicemails.
CDR (Call Detail Records) - Up to date CDR's with a click of the button, no technical support needed.
Music On Hold
Sound Converter Wizard - Helps convert the proper format for music on hold, taking the stress away from incorrect formats.
Audio Supported formats - .gms, .ulaw, .alaw, and .sln
MS Outlook Integration - Software that lets you use your contacts from your Outlook.
Click to Call - No need to type the number on your phone, clicking the number you wish to call will dial directly from your desk phone or softphone.
Real-Time Popup Call Notifications
Unlimited Language Support - With multiple primary languages, each user can use what makes them feel more comfortable, whether that's in Spanish, English, etc.
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Monitor Extensions - See who is on a call, how long the call has been going on, or who is not available.
Extension Status - Shows when someone is on Do Not Disturb, forwarding calls, on a call, or available.
Click to Call - While using the panel you can use your keyboard to type a number, click an extension, or use a contact from Outlook or Google contacts.
Color Coded - Know a status with a quick glance by using color coding.