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Sponsor:   Array Networks, Inc.     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: Array Networks AVX Network Functions Platform Web Application Firewall (WAF) & Next-Gen Firewall (NGFW) SSL/TLS Offload Performance

Publication date:   09 April 2019
Document number:    219113


Virtual appliances (VAs) provide a cost-effective method for deploying perimeter security elements such as web application firewalls (WAFs) and next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). However, security solutions can suffer from severe performance degradation when cryptographic tasks like secure-sockets layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) processing are performed. By deploying on an Array Networks AVX Network Functions Platform – which provides hardware SSL/TLS acceleration – performance for 3rd-party security virtual appliances can be improved dramatically.

Array Networks commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of WAF and NGFW security VAs, from a market leading WAF vendor and from a market leading NGFW vendor. Testing was done first running unassisted and then benefiting from the Array Networks AVX hardware SSL/TLS offload capability. Tests showed dramatic improvement in both transaction processing and overall throughput when SSL/TLS processing was offloaded to the Array AVX platform.

Number of pages: 8      Publication price: $0.00

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