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NetEqualizer 3000 series: "standard" and "workhorse" solution

NetEqualizer 4000 series: "heavy-duty" solution

NetEqualizer Lite: Reference for current Lite owners. Discontinued as of Jul 2013.

NetEqualizer 2000 series: Reference for current NE2000 owners. Discontinued as of Feb 2013.

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NetEqualizer appliances are bandwidth shaping appliances available in a range of configurations from 20Mbps up to 5Gbps (full duplex), designed for voice and data networks.

NetEqualizer's built-in rules-based, application-level traffic-shaping technology dynamically controls traffic based on current network usage. When the network is congested, the fairness algorithm favors business class applications, including VoIP, Web browsing, chat and email, at the expense of large file downloads. This approach allows network managers and operators to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction without having to purchase additional bandwidth, and without having to build and manage extensive policy libraries.

Benefits Core Capabilities Advanced Capabilities Hardware Options Pricing

Benefits (back to top)

  • Implement QoS through fairness to speed up business class network traffic, including VoIP.
  • Increase user satisfaction and reduce support calls by solving network congestion and eliminating brown-outs.
  • Reduce IT maintenance support time & cost. No policy files to maintain.
  • Gain visibility into network usage. Manage and control peer-to-peer traffic. Enable multiple service level offerings.
  • Control costs and protect your investment. Reasonably-priced solutions are expandable as you add bandwidth via licensing upgrades.
  • Advanced capabilities include setting Bandwidth Quotas, complying with RIAA Requests, acting as a CALEA probe, caching static content via NetEqualizer Caching Option (NCO), and reporting by username via NetEqualizer Directory Integration (NDI).


Core Capabilities (back to top)
Equalizes From 20Mbps up to 5 gigabits traffic (full duplex).
QoS Implemented via behavior-based bandwidth shaping. “Fairness” algorithms give priority to latency-sensitive applications, such as VoIP, web browsing, chat and e-mail over large file downloads and video.
Bandwidth Limiting Bandwidth can be limited by individual IP, Class B or Class C subnets, VLANs, Pools, or MAC address. We offer bursting above the rate limit for individual IP addresses.
Bandwidth Rules Supports up to 20,000 simultaneous bandwidth rules.
P2P Containment Turn-key behavior-based control and containment of all common encrypted and unencrypted Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Applications, such as Bearshare, Limewire, Gnutella, Kazaa, etc.
Connection Limits Protects your network from malicious activities via Connection Limits. With a single-command, Connection Limits can be set for an IP, subnet, or the entire network. You can protect your networks from malicious activities, including worms that can hijack computers and quickly overwhelm networks with traffic storms. If any internal or external host starts sending large numbers of messages, it will automatically be contained before causing a wide-scale brownout.
Plug-n-play Low maintenance solution. Quick and easy set-up, typically one (1) hour or less. Out-of-the-box equalizing via “default” mode. Easily accessible to configure via parameters defined in the NetEqualizer web interface. Command-line interface supported.
Dynamic Real-Time Reporting (RTR) RTR sample screenDynamic Real-Time Reporting (RTR) is a new capability imbedded within the NetEqualizer Dashboard as of Software Update 7.1. With RTR, you will be able to slice and dice network usage and network process data in more meaningful ways, to help you better manage your network. Reports available include a sortable and searchable Active Connections Report, a Pools Usage Report, a report showing the Top 10 Bandwidth Users on your network, a Penalties Report (penalties being applied, removed, increased and decreased), a view of your configuration parameters, and a view into the processes running on your NetEqualizer.
RTR graphs
We have expanded RTR in Software Update 7.5 to include graphical Traffic Reports, as shown at right. With these reports, you can view upload and download usage for any IP address or for entire network over a selected period of time. Our Traffic Reports enable you to quickly see how busy your network has been over a period of time, or hone in on an individual IP for analysis.
Historical Reporting Historical reporting included (via ntop) in all models except NetEqualizer Lite.
Advanced Capabilities (back to top)
CALEA Compliant Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) is a United States wiretapping law passed in 1994. The NetEqualizer acts as a CALEA Probe via packet capturing & forwarding.
HEOA Technology Deterrent Conforms to HEOA "technology-based deterrents" in the October 29th, 2009 ruling.
Bandwidth Quotas Ability to create and enforce individual Bandwidth Quotas by customer IP or entire subnets. The Professional Quota API provides custom configuration, monitoring/alarming, and reporting capabilities. The Professional Quota API will be of interest to you if you run a business that charges customers based on bandwidth usage.
NetEqualizer Caching Option NetEqualizer Caching OptionAvailable in NetEqualizer 5.0 Release. When NCO is activated, a squid proxy server is loaded, along with proprietary NetEqualizer Caching configuration and integration software. NCO is used to cache frequently used, static content, primarily YouTube videos. To learn more about this feature, read our YouTube FAQ. NetEqualizer Caching Option (NCO) is available on NE3000 & NE4000 series.
NetEqualizer Directory Integration As of Software Update 7.0, we are offering NetEqualizer Directory Integration (NDI).  NDI consists of a generic API that can be used by customers once they implement a function on their domain controller (DC) server.  Once set-up and configured, the NDI API provides names and associated IP addresses to the NetEqualizer, to be used in reporting.  We currently have added names to our basic live snapshot of equalizing activity, the “Active Connections” Report.  We are also offering Named Quotas, adding username capabilities to our Professional Quota API.  To learn more, read our NDI FAQ.

Hardware Options (back to top)

  • Models: Available in four model series: Lite, NE3000, and NE4000. Data Sheets detail features and specifications of each model.
  • Bridge: Acts as a Transparent Bridge on your network.
  • Redundancy: For Full Redundancy, dual-configure two NetEqualizers in active/passive mode via Spanning Tree Protocol.
  • Failover: For Failover, handle via your Switch or configure via an external bypass switch. NetEqualizer offers a 3rd party bypass switch.
  • Fiber: Ethernet connectivity standard. Multi-mode and Single-mode 1GB and 10GB Fiber options available. 10GB copper also available.

Pricing (back to top)

  • Factory-Direct: Available factory-direct with in-house engineering support.
  • One-time Cost: One-time upfront equipment cost within each model series (NE2000/NE3000/NE4000), with license upgrades available as you increase your bandwidth. Click here for current pricing.
  • Yearly Hardware Warranty (NHW): Hardware warranties available from 1-to-3 years, to protect your hardware investment.
  • Yearly NetEqualizer Software Upgrade & Support (NSS): Reasonably-priced, yearly software upgrade and support contracts available in 1-to-3 year increments.

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