Gartner Research

Layer 4 - 7 Devices: An Overview

Published: 22 March 2004

ID: G0096581

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

Summary

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

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client