Monday, March 3, 2008

Lancope Offers NetFlow Event Logging from new Cisco ASR 1000 Routers

Lancope introduced its "NetFlow" Event Logging (NEL) Gateway appliance supporting the newly introduced Cisco(R) ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers's high speed firewall. The appliance can log all firewall events for the ASR 1000 Series. Designed to generate syslog for the Cisco ASR 1000 Series' IOS-embedded high-speed firewall, Lancope's NEL Gateway delivers the following key benefits:

  • Saves ASR 1000 Series system resources

  • Generates syslog reliably at extreme speeds

  • Scales to 10G networks

  • Facilitates compliance initiatives through syslog fault tolerance and destination management

  • Reports event volume and overall health of the NEL-exporting router

Lancope said that unlike traditional syslog logging which can stress and degrade router performance, the NEL Gateway optimizes performance for the Cisco ASR 1000 Series by utilizing Cisco's NEL to enable scalable, high-speed binary logging of firewall event data at multi-gigabit speeds. Specifically, Cisco's NEL uses the NetFlow v9 messaging protocol to send network address translations, identity information, firewall pass/fail records, alerts and other firewall event data to the NEL Gateway, which centrally receives multiple NEL event streams and redistributes events based on type and source.