Stingray Service Gateway

The Stingray Service Gateway is a multifuntional platform based on Deep Packet Inspection technology, designed to inspect, classify and process packets according to the tasks of the ISP.
This is a software solution that doesn’t depend on a particular server hardware supplier and can be flexibly adapted to business requirements.

Determining over 6000 protocols.

Support for the following operation modes: in-line, mode using routing asymmetry in outgoing traffic and traffic mirroring mode.

Subscriber management with dynamic IP-addressing, with multiple IP-addresses.

It is possible to scale the solution to provide traffic handling up to 3.84 Tbit/s.

The main Stingray SG operation modes

It is possible to implement other operation modes, for more detailed information please submit a request on our website.

Machine-in-the-middle mode

In-line mode implies the platform to be connected between the border router and termination device (BNG/BRAS). Fault tolerance is provided by the bypass function supported by Silicom networking bypass adapters.

Asymmetrycal Mode

Mode using routing asymmetry in outgoing traffic is used when facing challenges of filtering only web traffic based on policy based routing.

Mirroring Mode

Traffic mirroring mode using SPAN ports or optical splitters.

Features

Independent software platform

Standard hardware powered by Intel Xeon is used as a hardware platform to install the Stingray SG. It makes independent from a particular equipment supplier, helps to reduce the value of capital costs and to flexibly scale the solution power depending on the business requirements.

Broad scope of application

The Stingray platform can be used by telecom operators, Internet service providers, marketing agencies, user behavior study centers, search engines and contextual advertising services.

Large set of features

Besides traffic inspection and classification, the platform allows to implement additional functions:

  • Real time analytics
  • Сhannel allocation between subscribers and the total bandwidth management (QoS)
  • Informing subscribers, advertising
  • Protection against DOS and DDOS attacks.

Advanced technology of traffic analysis and filtration

Stingray platform parses all the packets passing through it up to the 7th level of the OSI model, instead of just using information about standard port numbers.

By performing behavioral (heuristic) traffic analysis, Stingray recognizes applications that do not use previously known headers and data structures to exchange data.

As an example the p2p (Bittorrent) protocol can be considered: a packet sequence analysis based on their similarities as well as a set of signatures matching to similar applications are used to identify traffic.

The main features

Feature
SSG 6
SSG 10
SSG 20
SSG 40
SSG 80
SSG 100
SSG 200
PerfomanceGbps
6
10
20
40
80
160
320
Portspcs x GE
6×1/2×10
2×10
2×10
4×10
8×10
4×25/4×40
8×25/2×100
Interfaces
RJ-45/SFP+
SFP+
SFP+
SFP+
SFP+
SFP+/QSFP
SFP+/QSFP28
Rack Units
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
Number of subscribers
400К
16М
32М
Maximum number of sessionsessions
4M
8M
16M
32M
64M
128M
256M
Number of new sessionssessions/sec
100К
250K
500K
1000K
2000K
2500K
5000K
Latency (average value)microseconds (µs)
30
30
30
30
30
30
30

You can use the Stingray Service Gateway functionality with one of three licenses

Options
BASE
BNG
COMPLETE
Bypass
Filtering by the blocklisted Internet sites
Statistics gathering and analysis on protocols and directions
Traffic prioritization depending on protocols and directions
Common channel policing
Subscriber notification and marketing campaigns
Subcribers channel policing for IPv4 and IPV6
Allow Lists and Captive Portal
BNG L3 (IPoE), Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6, Radius with CoA
BNG L2 (PPPoE, DHCP), Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6
Carrier-Grade NAT
Lawful interception (LI)
Ads blocking and replacing
Mini-Firewall for blocking on certain ports
Protection against DOS and DDOS attacks
One-year Support and Subscription Services

Yes

Optional

No

Where to begin?

Send a request
We contact you, specify the task, provide access to the documentation and answer your questions.
Choose the solution
We discuss the current situation: traffic volume, available equipment, the functionality you need.
Free trial
Our engeniers install the selected software and adapt it to your specific tasks. Сontract — only after the test is successful.
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