Monday, February 14, 2011

Netronome's SSL-Inspector Opens the Blind Spot of Encrypted Web Traffic

Netronome reports increased traction for its line of SSL Inspector appliances, which leverage the power of its network flow processors to decrypt SSL traffic traversing a corporate network perimeter.
The platform addresses the blind spot of SSL-encrypted email (such as Gmail), SaaS, social media and other 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 company is adding three new models to this product line, including 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.

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.

The SSL Encrypted Traffic
Threat: Common Apps Pose Danger

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