Thursday, February 23, 2006

Cisco to Resell TAZZ IP Policy Control Platform

Cisco Systems will resell TAZZ Networks' IP network policy control platform as the Cisco Broadband Policy Manager under a global distribution agreement. The initial market focus will be on triple play deployments of major service providers. The long-term focus is to help transition legacy networks to next generation architectures -- 3GPP IMS and ETSI TISPAN.

TAZZ likens its IP policy control platform to an air traffic control system for next generation network applications. As such, it coordinates the admission of applications and subscribers to the network, monitors network conditions, and manages resource conflicts.

The TAZZ Policy Control System (PCS) software unites disparate components in a service provider's network to create a policy-based, carrier-grade, service-delivery platform. TAZZ supplies open, standardized interfaces to external systems with pre-defined policy actions, and well defined APIs that support a high degree of customization based on the equipment vendor or service provider's individual needs.

  • TAZZ Networks was founded in 2001 and has raised $25.7 million in three funding rounds. The company has about 60 employees.

  • In January 2006, TAZZ Networks announced a collaborative effort with BT on the design and delivery of a lab demonstration platform intended to illustrate the power of network-centric ICT (Information and Communication Technology) solutions for enterprise customers. This proof of concept platform delivers an on-demand IP-VPN based on a robust and dynamically controlled CoS (Class of Service) enabled MPLS network - ICT-ADQ (Application Driven Quality of Service).


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