BIG-IP Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation (CGNAT)

Ease IPv4 to IPv6 migration with a secure IP address strategy as part of a suite of consolidated functions

Use Cases

Ease IPv6 migration and improve network scalability with IPv4 address management. Combine CGNAT and other functions for a secure, subscriber-aware network firewall that masks subscriber addresses, or as part of an optimized N6 / S/Gi-LAN solution.

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NAT44 for IPv4 exhaustion

NAT44 translations for IP traffic

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NAT64/DNS64 for IPv6 networks

Map IPv6 private to IPv4 public addresses

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CGNAT as part of a security policy

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Consolidated N6 / S/Gi LAN solution


How it Works

Using Carrier-Grade NAT, service providers can manage IPv4 addresses while migrating clients and servers to IPv6 networks. CGNAT can combine with other products to create a consolidated N6 /S/ Gi LAN solution.

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Deploy CGNAT for IPv4/IPv6 Translation

Use CGNAT to manage IPv4 addresses and ease IPv6 migration with carrier-grade scalability, high throughput, and high-speed logging

Product Features

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Wide-ranging NAT functionality

Manage IPv4 address exhaustion with NAT 44, NAT64/DNS64, PBA, PCP, and more.

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Reclaim publicly routable IPv4 address space

NAPT and PBA let service providers exponentially scale available source addresses.

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Performance at scale

Handle up to 1440 million concurrent sessions with up to 1.12 Tbps throughput at Layer 4.

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Subscriber-aware high speed, scalable logging

Support the generation of millions of logging records to comply with regional authorities’ requests.

WAYS TO DEPLOY

BIG-IP CGNAT can be deployed in software, hardware, and as part of a pre-packaged solution

Software

Deployed as a VNF (F5 Virtual Edition), or as part of the NFV Gi-LAN, Gi Firewall, or CGNAT pre-packaged solution   

Public cloud

Enable IPv4/IPv6 address management capabilities in a public cloud environment for flexible business operation

Hardware

F5 BIG-IP CGNAT can be deployed in high performance hardware on the VIPRION or I-Series platforms

Resources

SGI-LAN consolidation

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Consolidate and Virtualize the N6 / S/Gi-LAN Functions

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NFV “Off the Shelf” Solution Packages

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Service Provider Security Solutions

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BIG IP VE: Advanced Application Services for Any Cloud Environment

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F5 BIG-IP iSeries Platform: Software-Defined Hardware

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