January 6, 2016

Katalix Systems today announced that the latest version of its ProL2TP software is available, providing enhanced support for the Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP), a standard protocol for tunnelling L2 traffic over an Internet Protocol (IP) network.

ProL2TP is commercial L2TP software for Linux systems that provides L2TPv2 and L2TPv3 support. It is designed for use in network environments scaling from small office networks to ISP network infrastructure, and is suitable for a wide range of hardware.

The new software adds a scalable PPP server component capable of handling many thousands of PPP connections. Coupled with ProL2TP's L2TP server, this enables network operators to terminate many more L2TP PPP connections in a single Linux system than was previously possible with ProL2TP or other Linux software.>

James Chapman, founder of Katalix Systems Ltd, said:

"Some network operators need to terminate thousands of PPP connections arriving in L2TP tunnels. With our latest ProL2TP software, they can now do so using off-the-shelf Linux systems rather than expensive networking hardware."

ProL2TP is optimised for Linux, and has been designed to keep the data path in the kernel for maximum throughput. It has minimal runtime dependencies, allowing the same software package to run on large backend systems or on small embedded systems in customer premises.

The software can provide an end-to-end L2TP deployment solution, or can interoperate with other implementations as a component of a wider system. It provides protocol support for L2TPv2 and L2TPv3 over IPv4 and IPv6.

A comprehensive management and plugin API allows the core software to be easily integrated with external software packages or management systems. ProL2TP has a flexible licensing scheme for anything from a few host licenses up to a full-blown source code license with SDK support.

ProL2TP Version 1.8 is available now, with free trials available. See for more information.


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