Sunday, February 28, 2010

Netronome's SSL Inspection Appliance Packs 10 Gbps

Netronome introduced an SSL inspection appliance that can be deployed in 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps networks without negatively impacting network throughput or latency. The appliance is designed to accurately detect and decrypt 100% of encrypted communications for inspection.

Netronome said its SSL could be used to detect the type of attack on encrypted SSL traffic that were recently experienced by some Fortune 1000 companies, global Internet search providers and U.S. government agencies.

Key features of Netronome's SSL Inspector Appliance include:

  • Hardware acceleration - that can actively search for SSL traffic, guaranteeing that all encrypted communications are detected and optionally inspected while maintaining gigabits of network throughput.

  • Integration into existing infrastructure - protecting investments in existing networking equipment without requiring wholesale replacements to add SSL inspection.

  • Improved enterprise security and compliance - with regulations such as PCI, SOX and HIPPA by seamlessly connecting to existing intrusion detection and prevention, forensics and data loss prevention systems

  • Transparency -- unlike other traditional proxy devices, the SSL Inspector Appliance is fully transparent requiring no client configuration.

Additionally, Netronome's SSL Inspector Appliance provides an operator-configurable policy control engine for white- and black-list inspection. The system provides granular logging, reporting and statistics for operators to gain visibility into the often unknown extent of encryption use in their networks. The appliances also support numerous configurations for in-line and passive deployments, providing the ability to inspect both inbound and outbound SSL flows. For in-line deployments, the SSL Inspector Appliances offer network resiliency features including fail-to-open and fail-to-close wire and fiber options.