ADARA Mercury is an SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) platform for Layer 4 to Layer 7 functionality. ADARA Mercury keeps real-time state and reachability for 10n (default=1012) virtual/physical hosts, applications and services.

ADARA Mercury features all traditional Layer 4/7 services, including:

  • Global/local load balancers
  • Application delivery controllers
  • Deep packet inspection (DPI)
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS)
  • File/data compression/encryption
  • SSL offload, IPsec/SSL cleartext/secure VPNs

ADARA Mercury provides additional capabilities, such as:

  • Cloud computing engines
  • Dynamic QoS policy engine (Layers 4 to 7)
  • Traffic redirection engine
  • Dynamic content-based services
  • Web services virtualization engine


ADARA Mercury provides centralized management and configuration capability via an intuitive web-based GUI. Management features include:

  • Drag and Drop
  • Touch/double-touch icons
  • Portlets
  • Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Workflow Design
  • Network design
  • Content prioritization
  • ESB Management
  • Cloud computing management

View the Mercury spec sheet.