The entire Truffle series Software Defined WAN Orchestration and Broadband Bonding Appliance, enables cost-effective and selfhealing Internet access for businesses, enterprise branch offices and other multi-tenant buildings. Aggregation and intelligent WAN orchestration of multiple Internet access lines boosts Internet performance and reliability. The Truffle aggregates and intelligently orchestrates multiple Internet lines to increase performance and up-time of applications and services that run over the Internet. Several T-1, DSL, cable modem, MPLS, metro-ethernet or fiber services from different ISPs can be aggregated to provide increased bandwidth. The Truffle provides higher access capacity at a cost much lower than a single Internet access service and is ideal to boost the performance and reliability of real-time and non-real-time applications running over IP networks.
Downlink/uplink bonding in peered mode – Truffle bonds Internet access lines for all types of traffic (including encrypted traffic such as VPN) for aggregated downlink and uplink capacity when peered over the Internet with another Truffle with VLL server license located at the headquarter office or data center. For single office setups optional Broadband Bonding Service subscription enables downlink/uplink bonding.
Elastic Static IP – A static IP in the cloud is provided as part of the optional Broadband Bonding Service and is mapped onto the Truffle. This means that static IP is available for services and inbound network access even during WAN outages, as long as at least one of the WAN links is up.
Aggregated Downlink Capacity in Standalone Mode – When not peered with another Truffle device, all HTTP downlink sessions use the aggregated bandwidth of the combined Internet access links, even in the case of a single HTTP session. For non-HTTP downlink sessions and all uplink sessions, Truffle provides session-based intelligent load balancing across the access links in standalone mode.
Link Failure Recovery & Link Failover – In case of Internet access line failures, the Truffle keeps the ongoing sessions alive by retransmitting the lost packets over the available access lines, even for the sessions in progress, without loss of data integrity. Additionally automatic failover protects against failures of one or more access link outages. 2G/3G/4G cellular cards can be added as standby WAN access links for additional reliability.
Strong AES Encryption – Truffle bonding tunnels have built-in security option with AES 256 encryption.
Virtual Interfaces with WAN & Traffic Management – Truffle supports virtual interfaces that have load-balancing and failover logic layered on top of the real physical WAN interfaces. Specific type of traffic can then be selectively filtered onto the virtual interface to take advantage of the loadbalancing and failover capabilities of the virtual interface.
Traffic Shaping, Monitoring & Alerts – Traffic can be monitored via performance graphs over seconds/minutes/hours/days/months. Various realtime and non-realtime traffic types can be filtered and shaped. SNMP or non-SNMP alerts provide in depth network visibility and intelligence.
Transparent Zero-touch Installation – The existing Local Area Network does not require any changes. No coordination, new equipment or software is needed from the Internet Service Provider(s). A remotely accessable browser-based interface provides quick and easy management and system monitoring.
Advanced QoS algorithms & VOIP ArmorTM – All traffic routed through the Truffle is intelligently managed to prioritize real-time traffic. Additionally a unique set of proprietary algorithms are implemented to improve realtime traffic metrics such as optimizing end-user experience (i.e. MOS score) of VoIP applications.
Dynamic DNS Load Balancing – Truffle can be configured to provide Dynamic DNS load-balancing for inbound requests for internally hosted servers such as web-server, ftp-server, mailserver etc.
Website Blocking and DNS Redirection – Truffle can block unwanted websites or can redirect DNS requests to a user defined URL or IP adress. Cellular 3G, 4G, LTE WAN Connection – Truffle supports 2 USB ports for cellular 3G/4G/LTE data cards. The cellular WAN links can be configured as fail-over, or always on.
Transparent installation – Pass-through installation is quick and hasslefree and requires zero changes to the existing legacy firewall and zero changes to the existing LAN network
Built-in Firewall & Router – Truffle can be configured either in passthrough to function inline with the existing legacy firewalls/routers or, if preferred, can be installed as the primary firewall/router.