F5 Networks has updated its traffic management device for multimedia service providers.

The BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is aimed at organisations using a variety of multimedia applications and networks.

The product is compatible with infrastructure management service (IMS), manages traffic for service providers’ migration from circuit-switched to packet-switched networks and carries out application-layer switching for session initiation protocol (SIP), real-time streaming protocol (RTSP) and steam control transmission protocol (SCTP).

The TMOS platform boasts several security features, such as a TCP and application proxy, optimised IP stacks and virtual network segmentation. It is claimed that the tool blocks online attacks against company networks and applications before they reach the server.

The updated device is available from October with a software upgrade to 9.4.2 on the 1500, 3400, 6400, 6800, 8400, 8800 platforms. No additional license is required.