TeamF1 Unveils Upgraded Networking and Security Software Components for Infrastructure Equipment OEMs

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FREMONT, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- TeamF1, Inc. (, the high-performance embedded networking and security software company, today announced significant upgrades to its networking and security software components, continuing its tradition of bringing innovative and performance-leading software technology to the embedded device market.

* Multi-Class / Multi-Link PPP with strong authentication, compression and encryption

* Network Address Translator (NAT) with advanced proxies, auto port selection and round-robin redirects

* Firewall with stateful inspection, anti-spoofing and rule-grouping

* Alternate Queuing Disciplines with enhanced framework and Denial-of-Service mitigation.

The technologies being announced include:

* GrandPPPrix 2.0 - an advanced embedded implementation of the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Multi-Link PPP (MP), and Multi-Class Extensions to MP (MCMP), with support for multiple network stack instances, IPv6, encryption, compression and call-back control.

* Internet Software Extensions for Classification and Traffic Shaping (INSECTS) Suite Version 2.0, a family of software components comprising the GNAT Network Address Translator, FireFly Packet Filtering Firewall, and ClassHopper Alternate Queuing Disciplines.

"These significant upgrades to the rich features of our existing products show that TeamF1's commitment to customers doesn't stop at providing quality protocol implementations," said TeamF1 President Mukesh Lulla. "We continue to build on that innovation and deliver revolutionary new technologies specifically targeted to the needs of infrastructure OEMs and enable our customers to future-proof their own product roadmap. In these product upgrades, we have added a number of new features aimed at improving security, performance and functionality, as well as support for key new standards such as those used in BTS/BSC/RNC and other IP backhaul applications."

GrandPPPrix Revs up PPP engines

TeamF1's GrandPPPrix is an advanced embedded implementation of Multi-Class / Multi-Link PPP, including PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE). GrandPPPrix now features bandwidth aggregation of PPP links to provide greater throughput for applications such as aggregating T1/E1 bandwidth in mobile or backhaul applications. With support for compression, prioritization, call-back control and link quality monitoring, it enables high performance even in constrained embedded environments. GrandPPPrix also provides secure connections using MPPE and authentication using PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP and EAP.

No packets lost in network translation with GNAT's new proxies

TeamF1's GNAT is a high performance network address translator for private addressing schemes. The upgraded version supports more "ALGs" (Application Level Gateways) including proxies for multimedia streams, DGM packets, passive FTP servers and other applications, while still maintaining a tiny memory footprint. It also adds support for automatic or explicit port selection, round-robin redirect rules, and several other enhancements related to flexible and fine-grain control of policy settings.

Add on-the-fly stateful inspection with FireFly

FireFly, a rules-based packet filtering firewall with dynamic capabilities, now delivers stateful inspection which allows easy and flexible creation of adaptive firewall filtering rules for specific flows when packets that match a given pattern are detected. Enhanced support for grouping rules into sets, anti-spoofing protection and an extended range of filtering criteria are a few of the many other enhancements introduced in this upgrade.

ClassHopper adds a touch of class to PPP and IP stacks

The alternate queuing discipline framework in ClassHopper now features enhanced classification mechanisms including support for layer 2 tags, policy support to mitigate Denial-of-Service attacks, and a framework for CBQ (Class-Based-Queue) derived disciplines. When combined with GrandPPPrix PPP, ClassHopper can be configured to add traffic-shaping capabilities to Multi-Class/Multi-Link PPP traffic so that delays for higher priority packets are minimized while not abating lower priority traffic.


GrandPPPrix (PPP), GNAT (Network address translator), FireFly (firewall), and ClassHopper (Alternate Queues) are available individually or as a bundle directly from TeamF1 with immediate availability on Wind River System's VxWorks(r) 5.x and AE operating systems, Wind River's VxWorks-based Platforms such as Platform CD and NE, and other embedded OSes. Full source code and royalty-free terms are available. TeamF1's professional services team also provides solutions for application-specific customization and turn-key integration and security policy guidance related to these products.

The upgrades are provided at no additional cost to all customers under current maintenance agreements.

About TeamF1

TeamF1, Inc. a privately held corporation headquartered in Fremont, CA, is a leader in high performance embedded networking and security software. Founded in 1996, TeamF1's products enable secure management of telecom/datacom and industrial equipment, and provide the infrastructure components needed for switching and wireless products in various market segments.

For more information visit the company's website at or contact TeamF1 Public Relations at 510/505-9931 or email email pr _at_

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