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1st Domestic Router Developed

1st Domestic Router Developed
1st Domestic Router Developed

Iranian researchers have developed a domestic router to improve the security of critical infrastructure as part of passive defense measures.

"The fully domestic Sanay router is designed on the basis of the Iranian operating system, Sanax," said Adel Malekpour, head of the Domestic Router Development Program.

The router supports an array of protocols such as MPLS, fiber optic and VOIP beside the widely routing protocols, Donya-e-Eqtesad reported.

Sanay is on par with the most advanced foreign routers in terms of performance and security, according to Malekpour.

The router has been developed to shield critical infrastructure and organizations across the country, especially key industrial units, and will arrive in the market next year.

He added that Sanax—an open-source operating system based on Linux—is planned to be used in future products.

A router is a device that forwards data packets along networks and is seen as one of the underlying equipment for data networks.

Routers connect two or more networks for easier transfer of data, and also perform traffic-directing functions on the Internet using different protocols.

A protocol is an agreed-upon format for transmitting data between two devices.

The most familiar type of routers are home and small office routers that simply pass data, such as web pages, email, IM, and videos between the home computers and the Internet.