Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Netronome announces highly-scalable family of SSL inspection products

RSA Conference 2011, SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Netronome, the leading developer of network flow processors, announced the addition of three new products to its industry leading line of SSL Inspector appliances.

The new products include fixed-configuration 1U appliances as well as modular 1U and 2U platforms. The resulting unmatched price, performance and interface options make SSL inspection a viable option in every unprotected network location.

“Government and enterprise network administrators recognize that the increasing use of SSL encryption has created a critical blind spot in their security architecture,” said Jarrod Siket, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Netronome. “Until now, they had to make tradeoffs between the benefits of encryption and the risks it introduces. Our new appliances remove the performance and cost hurdles to deploying SSL inspection in every part of the network, ending the risks caused by SSL.”

A large percentage of network traffic is consumed by business, SaaS, social media and peer-to-peer applications that default to SSL encryption. These encrypted sessions bypass the security coverage provided by the vast majority of intrusion detection systems, firewalls, data loss prevention systems and other cyber security applications. Netronome SSL Inspector appliances solve this problem by actively searching for SSL traffic, guaranteeing that all encrypted communications are detected and optionally inspected while maintaining up to 10 Gbps of network throughput.

The expanded product line of SSL Inspector appliances feature:

Interface flexibility: The platforms offer the highest number of 10/100, 1 GigE, and 10 GigE interfaces available in 1U and 2U systems.
Multi-segment support: Each platform supports multiple network segments, providing SSL inspection for the largest number of networks available in a 1U or 2U platform.
Unmatched price and performance options: The product line includes fixed configuration 1U appliances and modular 1U and 2U platforms that create the ideal combination of price, performance and port counts, enabling deployment in every network location from the branch office, enterprise WAN, data center and backbone.
Powerful hardware acceleration: The SSL Inspector appliances are powered by Netronome NFP-3240 network flow processors. The hardware acceleration and bulk cryptography engines provide stateful and context-aware inspection of all communications at line-rate with sub-50uS latency.

Netronome SSL Inspector appliances are available to end-user customers and OEM partners today. Additionally, the platform building blocks of processors, software and tools are available in a production-ready reference design for OEMs of security appliances.

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