Tuesday, June 27, 2006

New Foundry Switches Target Acceleration and Security of IP, Web and Triple Play

Foundry Networks introduced a new family of ultra-high-performance ServerIron application switches to meet the growing demand for secure and optimized delivery of Web and Triple Play services.

The new family of ServerIron switches features Foundry's new generation application processor and ASIC technology to deliver scalable performance up to 350,000 connections per second and 12 Gbps of application level throughput. The switches are available in three modular chassis models, starting with a compact Two-Rack Unit (2RU) high 3-slot chassis to a highly scalable 8-slot chassis that supports up to 112 Gigabit Ethernet ports for large density server farms.

The network-centric ServerIron 350, 450 and 850 PLUS series switches feature redundant power, hot swappable modules and fully interchangeable modules for investment protection and future expandability. A choice of 10/100, Gigabit copper and fiber, and 10 Gigabit interface modules provide connectivity options for the network and server farm.

Foundry's new version of TrafficWorks OS includes enhanced security features to protect Web applications from attacks that target sensitive data. Using a positive security enforcement model, these features provide protection for Web applications against key threats like buffer overflow attacks that can cripple servers, cookie poisoning and tampering that hijack sessions and user identity, forceful browsing attacks that allow illegal access to sensitive Web content, and SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks that provide unauthorized access to sensitive data. http://www.foundrynetworks.com

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