Xylan announces Phase II of SNS strategy

Alcatel company Xylan last week announced Phase II of its switched network services (SNS) initiative.

SNS is an initiative by Xylan to enable customers to build policy-based, directory-enabled secure networks.

Aimed at delivering policy-based management and simple network management through its switches, Phase II incorporates the release of four new products.

These are: IP control for IP address management, LDAP standard directory services, authentication security services and policy-based management.

According to Jeff Hayes, vice president of Xylan's security and Internetworking, two more phases scheduled to be announced later this year and next year will complete the SNS rollout. The company has still to announce virtual private networks, quality of service, voice integration and Web management applications.

According to David Keane, Xylan Australia's managing director, the University of Wollongong and an undisclosed telecommunications provider are already using the new SNS technology.

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