Thunder® Carrier Grade Networking (CGN)

Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) and IPv6 Migration

High-performance, Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) solution enables service providers and enterprises to preserve existing IPv4 investment and transition to IPv6

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Key Benefits of Thunder CGN

Ever-evolving, modern cyber threats

Extend IPv4 Connectivity
Solve IPv4 address exhaustion and extend the life of an IPv4 network infrastructure with carrier grade NAT to ensure critical applications and services are always available and reliable.

Ever-evolving, modern cyber threats

Manage IPv6 Migration
Enable a smooth transition to IPv6 by supporting translation and tunneling between IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Ever-evolving, modern cyber threats

Reduce TCO
High performance in a compact form factor results in lower OPEX and CAPEX through efficient rack space usage, lower power consumption and reduced cooling requirements.
Whitepaper

Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) isn't a capability it's a lifecycle strategy

With the global exhaustion of free pools of IPv4 addresses and the continuing adoption of IPv6, service providers are facing new challenges in sustaining growth and business continuity.

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Key Features of Thunder CGN

Advanced CGNAT

Advanced Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT)

  • Industry-leading carrier grade NAT scales networks to overcome IPv4 exhaustion with NAT44(4) and ALGs to support network growth and seamless user experiences
  • Operate applications transparently with ALG support, including FTP, TFTP, RSTP, PPTP, SIP, ICMP, MGCP, DNS, H.323 and ESP
CGNAT & IPv6 Transition

IPv6 Transition

  • Manage the IPv6 transition lifecycle with translation and tunneling protocols, such as NAT64/DNS64, DS-Lite, Lw4o6, 6rd, MAP-T and MAP-E
DDoS Protection for NAT IP Pools

DDoS Protection for NAT IP Pools

  • Defend NAT IP address pools from targeted DDoS attacks for maximum service uptime
Advanced Logging

Advanced Logging

  • Comprehensive, high-speed logging options and IPDR support to help meet stringent compliance and LEA requirements
5G Hyperscale

Scale & Performance

  • Hundreds of Gbps of throughput and hundreds of millions of concurrent sessions with unprecedented setup and teardown rates in a compact form factor
  • Scale-out for “add-as-you-grow” capability
SDN & NFV Ready

SDN & NFV Ready

  • On-demand software options with virtual or bare-metal form factors; integrates with OpenStack, SDN fabrics and NFV MANO
Management & Analytics

Management & Analytics

  • CGNAT for subscriber and network services visibility to simplify capacity planning, to improve service reliability and to detect anomalous trends based on configurable metrics

Transition from IPv4 to all IPv6 Networks Transparently and with the Lowest TCO

Digital content and internet traffic are growing exponentially, and the emerging trend of the Internet of Things (IoT) will cause the number of connected devices to cross 20 billion by the end of this decade. This increases the demand for even more IP addresses. In order to sustain the current business and prepare for long-term growth, migrating to IPv6 has become inevitable for service providers.

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Additional Options

Additional services, products, solutions you may be interested in.

Harmony Controller
  • Simplify operations and increase agility
  • Centrally-manage policies for Thunder CGN services
  • Automate with APIs and orchestration systems
  • Comprehensive per-subscriber analytics

Thunder CFW
  • Upgrade to a Thunder CFW and gain access to additional security capabilities
  • Consolidated services including Gi/SGi firewall, IPsec VPN, traffic steering, and more

Network Integration

Built to integrate and add automation with your network infrastructure

DevOps

Thunder CGN can also be integrated in DevOps processes by using the aXAPI RESTful API for full control and automation

SDN and NFV

Build a truly open platform to implement on-demand provisioning and integrate with OpenStack, SDN fabrics and NFV/MANO frameworks

Hypervisor

For virtual deployments, vThunder provides the full set of CGNAT features that run atop leading hypervisors including VMware ESXi, KVM and Microsoft Hyper-V

Bare Metal

Thunder CGN for bare metal allows service providers and enterprises to extend IPv4 connectivity and transition to IPv6 with a software option on your choice of hardware

Case Study

MCTV

MCTV, a family owned regional service provier, maximizes IPv4 addresses to sustain growth in
Ohio and West Virginia.

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