Nokia Technology Minimizes Failover Time
New clustering technology for Nokia's firewall and VPN solutions will preserve all user sessions if one of its security devices fails.Nokia Corp. on Wednesday will introduce a new clustering technology for its firewall and VPN solutions that will preserve all user sessions if one of its security devices fails. The new technology is part of the companys alliance with Check Point Software Technologies Inc. and will eventually extend to Nokias other security appliances. Known as IP Clustering, the technology will automatically switch every active user session from any box that fails to a backup appliance. Currently, Nokias VPN and firewall solutions support active-passive clustering, a configuration in which the secondary device acts as a kind of "hot" backup for the main machine, but cant maintain existing user sessions, Nokia executives said.
Nokias firewall appliances are based on Check Points FireWall-1 software, and the companys VPN line uses Check Points VPN-1 technology.