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Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2S is designed for Enterprise campus and Service Provider edge networks that require world-class IP and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services. The Cisco Catalyst® Switches and high-end routers in Release 12.2S provide secure, converged network services in the most demanding Enterprise and Service Provider environments, from the wiring closet and data center to the WAN edge.

The infrastructure innovation and technology leadership in Release 12.2S enable advanced Ethernet LAN switching, Provider Edge, Metro Ethernet, and Broadband Aggregation services through enhancements in High Availability, Security, MPLS, VPNs, and IP Routing and Services.

Release 12.2(25)S, the fifth customer release of Release 12.2S, adds support for the Cisco 7500 Series Route Switch Processor 16 and Cisco VIP6-80 Services Accelerator, and more than ninety new features, including Cisco Nonstop Forwarding with Stateful Switchover (NSF with SSO) and Graceful Restart support for MPLS VPN and label distribution protocol (LDP) traffic, Cisco Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP), and Control Plane Policing.

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