Acctopus Information Proxy
The Acctopus Information Proxy (AIP) is a rule-based multi-protocol proxy server that carries out signaling tasks in the service layer of a mobile operator or mobile service provider.
Designed with respect to high flexibility, scalability and cost efficiency the Information Proxy is often used when two systems do not "speak the same language" or to reduce interface tasks in favour of a fast time-to-market of new products.
The Information Proxy always operates using the IRO method (Input-Rule-Output).
The input results from a push client, from configurable polling at a service or from reading and processing data. A set of rules compares this input with product features, accumulates it with attributes if required and then sends it to a service using the push method. Depending on requirements load can be taken from the target system by buffering or filtering duplicates for a configurable period of time.
The system operates in asynchronous mode (Store&Forward) or synchronously in case of a push client waiting for the answer.
Integration of the Information Proxy
The figure below shows a sample integration of the Information Proxy in a network environment.
In addition to file, HTTP and LDAP interfaces, the AIP also supports the RADIUS, the Diameter protocols as well as POP3, IMAP and SNMP.
Information Proxy Portal
The Information Proxy Portal is the web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) for monitoring the AIP system.
To perform troubleshooting you can look at recently executed or pending events in the Information Proxy Portal or request statistic data on executed or pending events.