Converged Networks - Take Total Control with Multi-personality Ports
Celadon Reef’s Multi-personality Port Control optimizes WAN or LAN links and access rules to create truly converged networks. It personalizes and optimizes network provisioning by letting you independently assign each interface and specify attributes such as bandwidth, priority and access.
How It Works
Multi-personality Port Control permits configuration of the name and operating mode for every physical or virtual port in a Celadon Reef powered appliance and exposes these logical interfaces consistently to all device applications.
The personality may be defined for physical ports, such as wired or wireless, or virtual ports, such as bridges, VPNs and VLANs. Once the personality of each port is set, the system administrator continues by configuring the networking services required on each of the interfaces. The flexibility enabled by Multi-personality Port Control re-defines how Celadon Reef devices connect and interact with the rest of the world and how they will deliver the required networking services to the end user.
Network and Access Modes
Multi-personality port configuration operates in two modes:
- Network Access Mode - Used to connect to WAN links, ISPs and external networks. Network Mode permits the configuration of services such as DHCP Client, Dynamic DNS, Link Load Balancing, redundancy and more.
- Client Services Mode - Used to provide connectivity and access services to PCs, laptops and other networking devices. Access Mode permits the configuration of services such as DHCP Server, Captive Portals, QoS, Firewall, VoIP and more.
The Multi-personality Port Control concept represents a huge shift from standard network appliances with fixed port configurations because it enables Celadon Reef devices to adapt and scale easily to changes in the topology on the network.