Gartner Research

Nortel Networks Shasta 5000 IP VPN Switch

Published: 01 March 2002

ID: G0099596

Analyst(s): Patrick A. Worms


The Shasta 5000 BSN, a Nortel IP services switch, provides carriers with the ability to expand their IP services to IP VPNs, as well as QOS, traffic management, firewalling and other IP-based services.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
    • Connectivity
    • Encryption and Throughput
    • Tunneling and Routing Protocols
    • Authentication and Accounting Services
    • Software and Management
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
  • Strengths
    • Modularity and Scalability
    • User-Level Profile Processing
    • NEBS Compliant and High Availability
    • Security, Firewall, Intrusion Detection and Denial of Service
  • Limitations
    • Lack of PPTP Support
    • Lack of MPLS Support
    • Lack of IPsec Tunnel Termination Capabilities
    • Encryption Services
  • Insight

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