- Application accelerator
- plug-in module
The Network and Services Processing Card (NSPC) is a double-wide common form-factor module (CFM) card that provides the processing power to run integrated services such as firewall, IPSecurity (IPsec), and intrusion detection and prevention (IDP). All traffic traversing the services gateway is passed to an NSPC to have services processing applied to it. Traffic is intelligently distributed and an NSPC for service processing, including session setup based on policies, fast packet processing for packets that match a session, encryption and decryption, and Internet Key Exchange (IKE) negotiation.