The Truffle Lite Broadband Bonding Network Appliance, enables cost-effective Internet access solutions for small office, home office, medium size businesses, apartments, hotels & other multi-tenant buildings who wish to aggregate multiple Internet access services for increased performance and reliability. The Truffle Lite aggregates the capacity of two (or optionally as many as four) T-1, DSL or cable modem services and two usb based cellular data card providing increased access bandwidth for downloaded HTTP traffic equal to the combined bandwidth of the aggregated links, even to a single user. The Truffle Lite provides this higher access capacity and more reliable Internet access at a cost much lower than expensive fiber optic or T-3 access service. It has a small fanless, yet ruggedized desktop form factor.
Truffle Lite bonds Internet access lines for all types of traffic (including encrypted traffic such as VPN) for aggregated downlink and uplink capacity when peered over the Internet with another Truffle with VLL server license located at the headquarter office or data center. For single office setups optional Broadband Bonding Service subscription enables downlink/uplink bonding.
A static IP in the cloud is provided as part of the optional Broadband Bonding Service and is mapped onto the Truffle Lite. This means that static IP is available for services and inbound network access even during WAN outages, as long as at least one of the WAN links is up.
When not peered with another Truffle device, all HTTP downlink sessions can be configured to use the aggregated bandwidth of the combined Internet access links, even in the case of a single HTTP session. For non-HTTP downlink sessions and all uplink sessions, Truffle Lite provides session-based intelligent load balancing across the access links if not peered with another Truffle.
In peered mode, in case of Internet access line failures, the Truffle Lite keeps the ongoing sessions alive by making real-time per-packet routing decisions, even for the sessions in progress, without loss of data integrity. Additionally automatic failover protects against failures of one or more WAN link outages.
Mushroom’s Software Defined Networking architecture enables quick and easy implementation of sophisticated WAN orchestration algorithms that are application specific. Truffle Lite provides real-time traffic & bandwidth management features based on traffic type and various network metrics, including latency, jitter, packet-loss and many other custom parameters.
Truffle bonding tunnels have built-in security option with AES 256 encryption.
Truffle Lite supports virtual interfaces that have load-balancing and failover logic layered on top of the real physical WAN interfaces. Specific type of traffic can then be selectively filtered onto the virtual interface to take advantage of the load-balancing and failover capabilities of the virtual interface.
Traffic can be monitored via performance graphs over seconds/minutes/hours/days/months. Various realtime and non-realtime traffic types can be filtered and shaped. SNMP or non-SNMP alerts provide in depth network visibility and intelligence.
The existing Local Area Network does not require any changes. No coordination, new equipment or software is needed from the Internet Service Provider(s). A remotely accessable browser-based interface provides quick and easy management and system monitoring.
All traffic routed through the Truffle Lite is intelligently managed to prioritize real-time traffic. Additionally a unique set of proprietary algorithms are implemented to improve real-time traffic metrics such as optimizing end-user experience (i.e. MOS score) of VoIP applications.
Truffle Lite can be configured to provide Dynamic DNS load-balancing for inbound requests for internally hosted servers such as web-server, ftp-server, mail-server etc.
an be added as WAN access links for additional reliability.
Pass-through installation is quick and hassle-free and requires zero changes to the existing legacy firewall and zero changes to the existing LAN network.
Truffle Lite can be configured either in pass-through to function inline with the existing legacy firewalls/routers or, if preferred, can be installed as the primary firewall/router.
Mechanical dimensions: 9″(W) x 6.04″(D) x 1.73″(H)
Input power requirement: External power supply 12V, 5 Amp
USB ports: 2 (for cellular data)
LAN ports(GbE, auto-sensed): 2 GbE copper RJ45 Ethernet connector.
WAN ports(GbE, auto-sensed): 4 GbE copper WAN ports. 2 WAN ports active. 3rd, 4th WAN ports can be optionally activated.
Certifications: FCC, CE, RoHS-5, ICES-03, UL, cUL
Operating Temperature: 32 – 104 F, 0 – 40 Celsius
Operating Humidity Range: 20-90% RH
Storage Temperature Range: -4 – 158 F, -20 –
Max throughput: 1Gbps (load balancing), 65 Mbps (standalone) , 20Mbps (peered).
Max number of concurrent IP sessions: 56,000 (customizable for higher number of concurrent IP sessions)
Device management: Cloud based, SNMP, Remote Syslog, Email alerts.
DHCP and DNS servers: DNS relay, Parallel DNS optimization, DHCP server.
DDNS: Support for dynamic DNS for multiple interfaces
WAN Configuration: Static IP, PPPoE, DHCP or passthrough. Failover-only or aggregate modes for cellular and other WAN ports. Interface binding.
Routing: NAT and IP forwarding, QoS and inbound/outbound VOIP quality management
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