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ALSO CALLED: Fast Packet Switching
DEFINITION: A packet is the unit of data that is routed between an origin and a destination on the Internet or any other packet-switched network. When any file (e-mail message, HTML file, Graphics Interchange Format file, Uniform Resource Locator request, and so forth) is sent from one place to another on the Internet, the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) layer of TCP/IP divides the file into "chunks" of  … 
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Packet SwitchingReports
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Optimizing Visibility, Control and Performance of Network Traffic
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Learn how network monitoring switches can help offload and control your current tools, providing the visibility you need for effective data center network monitoring and management.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Ixia

The Fight for Full Network Visibility in a Dangerous World
sponsored by APCON, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights critical features your network security strategies may be missing that are mandatory in today's advanced threat environment.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 09 May 2014

APCON, Inc.

Adaptive Packet Filtering
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores many technical processes of adaptive packet filtering, including filtering on FCoE traffic, mutli-encap filtering, and much more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Gigamon

GigaSMART®: Line-Rate Packet Modification Technology
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about the benefits of GigaSMART technology and how it can enhance your monitoring infrastructure with a range of applications that enable better management, monitoring and security.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Gigamon

ECI Apollo: Defining the Next Generation of Optimized Multi-Layer Transport
sponsored by ECI Telecom
WHITE PAPER: Discover the challenges of achieving the new scalability, performance, manageability, and revenue objectives and what you need to meet and overcome them.
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

ECI Telecom

WAN optimization: Techniques that speed up your business
sponsored by CDG
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide discusses best practices and recommendations for WAN optimization. Specifically, learn why packet loss could be the source of WAN performance problems and how virtual WAN optimization software is bringing connectivity to far-flung branches.
Posted: 19 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

CDG

SEKE Podcast - Introduction to Solera DeepSee
sponsored by Solera Networks
PODCAST: In this podcast presented by James Hilliard, host of the "See Everything, Know Everything" podcast, and Matthew Wood, Solera Networks' Chief Scientist, you'll learn about the DeepSee tool, which provides administrators, users and C-level executives at a corporation a way to see what is happening on a network in real-time.
Posted: 04 Feb 2010 | Premiered: Feb 4, 2010

Solera Networks

SIP: Myth versus reality
sponsored by Orange Business Services
WHITE PAPER: Modern packet-based communications are sweeping away traditional telephony standards and changing the way businesses stay connected. SIP, the latest IP enabler to hit the market, is often portrayed as the key to implementing more sophisticated, flexible voice and unified communications. But is that a fact, or merely well-publicized fiction?
Posted: 21 Jul 2009 | Published: 21 Jul 2009

Orange Business Services

Introduction to Evolved Packet Core
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a brief introduction to Evolved Packet Core - a new mobile core for LTE. Key concepts and functional elements are outlined, as well as key changes in LTE requirements imposed on the Evolved Packet Core, and the deployment challenges one can expect to encounter.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

Alcatel-Lucent

Finding and Fixing VoIP Call Quality Issues
sponsored by WildPackets, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the various factors that can lead to poor VoIP call quality and how a network administrator can use WildPackets® OmniPeek™ Enterprise to pinpoint issues and keep the VoIP network running smoothly and efficiently.
Posted: 29 Aug 2008 | Published: 29 Aug 2008

WildPackets, Inc.

RTSP: One of the Foundations of Convergence
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a foundation for the current convergence of communications. When implementing RTSP, the multiple port and protocol nature of RTSP makes streaming audio/video difficult to manage. This white paper explains it.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

F5 Networks
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PACKET SWITCHING DEFINITION (continued): …  an efficient size for routing. Each of these packets is separately numbered and includes the Internet address of the destination. The individual packets for a given file may travel different routes through the Internet. When they have all arrived, they are reassembled into the original file (by the TCP layer at the receiving end).A packet-switching scheme is an efficient way to handle transmissions on a connectionless network such as the Internet. An alternative scheme, circuit-switched, is used for networks allocated for voice connections. In circuit-switching, lines in the network are … 
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