Internet link Bonding Router - Truffle


Mushroom Networks Truffle - Internet Link Bonding with High Availability

The Truffle Broadband Bonding Network Appliance is a packet level load balancing router with WAN aggregation and Internet failover technology. Truffle provides aggregated Internet connectivity to small and medium size businesses (SMBs), enterprise offices, apartments, hotels, hospitals and other multi-tenant buildings via aggregating multiple Internet access lines for increased performance and reliability.

With the Truffle, multiple ADSL, cable modem,T1/E1 and Leased Lines can be combined to provide aggregated internet speed on single download session with reliable Internet access.

Features and Benefits

Multiple Internet Access Lines

Truffle combines multiple Internet access lines, each on a Gigabit Ethernet interface, into a single aggregated Internet access line, again on a Gigabit Ethernet interface. The aggregation over the Internet access lines is done even for a single session, providing the full aggregate speed. The Truffle supports aggregation of up to 4,5,8 or 12 Internet access lines and additional 2 cellular data cards. Each Internet access line may be through a DSL modem, cable modem, T1, MPLS, satellite modem, fractional DS3, DS3, fiber, cellular or any other broadband connection

High 9s network reliability

Automatic failover will protect against failure of one or more Internet access lines as long as at least one access line is still active. Additionally, Automated Domain Name Service (ADNS) optimization is used to maximize the utility of all active access lines, with automated email, syslog or SNMP alerts. This translates to both better performance and less downtime for your network.

Quality of Service (QoS)

Besides WAN aggregation, Truffle is also a stateful firewall, bandwidth manager, Internet failover, traffic monitoring and traffic shaping appliance that is packed with cutting edge adaptive Quality of Service features – all in one box. Truffle is powered by our enterprise level operating software that is dependable, scalable, remotely manageable and field upgradable.


All HTTP downlink sessions are aggregated for faster transfer via the Broadband Bonding WAN aggregation technology. Truffle is a load balancing router with packet granularity aggregation. Even in cases of single HTTP session (an example of such a session is a single file download), all Internet access lines are simultaneously and intelligently combined together to provide a faster data transfer for that single session.

Session Continuity

In case of Internet access line failures, the link failure recovery engine will recover the on-going session via redistributing the remaining load over the available access lines even for the sessions in progress, completely shielding the negative effects of a link failure from the users behind Truffle. (This feature requires peered mode operation via another Truffle or Broadband Bonding Service. In standalone mode, the session continuity will be limited to http downlink).