A CDE Definition
layer 4 switch
A network device that integrates routing and switching by forwarding traffic at layer 2 speed using layer 4 and layer 3 information. When packets are inspected at layer 4, the sockets can be analyzed and decisions can be made based on the type of application being serviced. See layer 4-7, layer 3 switch and Web switch.
Before/After Your Search Term
|layer 1||layer 7|
|layer 1 switch||layer 7 switch|
|layer 2||layer of abstraction|
|layer 2 switch||layer2|
|Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol||layer3|
|layer 3 switch||layer7|
|layer 4||layered architecture|
|layer 4-7 switch||layers 4-7|
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