Washington Trust Bank
Named Data Networking (NDN) is a new network architecture that attempts to replace today's host-centric IP networks with a content-centric approach. In NDN, each packet has a unique name and routers make forwarding decisions by looking up packet names. Naming the data rather than the location enables NDN routers to cache packets and thus optimize network bandwidth. Content distribution applications consume a significant amount of bandwidth of today's internet. NDN intrinsically supports content distribution with its caching functionality.