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Layer 4 - 7 Devices: An Overview

Published: 22 March 2004

ID: G0096581

Analyst(s): Mark Fabbi , Kimberly K. Hiller


Layer 4 to 7 switching technologies have surpassed simple transport routing to encapsulate content intelligence. They communicate directly with applications, changing the way content and applications are delivered.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • Device Functionality
  • Technology Analysis
    • Business Use
    • Benefits and Risks
  • Technology Leaders
  • Insight

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