Santa Clara, California – (The Hosting News) – May 2, 2008 –
Performance and total solutions provider for end-to-end switching and routing, Foundry Networks, has unveiled enhanced SSL security, with FIPS 140-2 certified encryption.
Bob Schiff, Vice President and general manager for Foundry’s Enterprise Business Unit noted, ”Security is an ongoing focus for organizations worldwide and the growing importance of confidentiality and privacy makes the level of security an even more important factor when selecting networking solutions. In deploying Foundry’s ServerIron FIPS-certified application delivery solution, organizations that require advanced security have a powerful and proven solution to protect their application delivery infrastructure.”
In concert with the ServerIron 4G Series of application delivery switches, the solution has enhanced security to meet or exceed the stringent requirements imposed by United States Federal Government agencies and security sensitive vertical industries, such as financial services, federal and health care. Integrated into the ServerIron 4G-SSL-FIPS platform, the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 level 2 certified Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption capabilities deliver physical tamper evidence, role- and identity-based authentication, and sophisticated key management to encrypt web traffic over the Internet.
In a recently published 2007 Computer Security Institute (CSI) Computer Crime and Security Survey, the average annual loss by U.S. companies more than doubled, from $168,000 in last year’s report to $350,424 in this year’s survey. This growing trend around internal and external security breaches continues to stifle business productivity and cause businesses greater financial losses than in previous years. To prevent similar attacks and secure application intensive networks, ServerIron 4G-SSL-FIPS compact application delivery switches integrate the FIPS certification security requirements with the performance, high availability and security features available in Foundry’s award-winning application delivery switches.
The FIPS Publication 140-2 standard specifies the security requirements that are to be satisfied by a cryptographic module utilized within a security system protecting unclassified information within computer and telecommunication systems (including voice systems).
Foundry’s ServerIron family of application delivery and traffic management switches is the industry leader in high availability, acceleration, security and scalability for business-critical IP, Web and Voice over IP (VoIP) applications. The ServerIron family provides a total solution for server load balancing, application (Layer 7) switching, server farm and application security, SSL acceleration, compression, and multi-site redundancy. The ServerIron products are almost exclusively used by more than 2,000 of the world’s most demanding organizations.
Foundry Networks, Inc. is a provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security, and web traffic management solutions including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 Backbone switches, Layer 4 – 7 application switches, wireless LAN and access points, access routers and metro routers. Foundry’s 10,000 customers include the world’s premier ISPs, metro service providers, and enterprises including e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial, and manufacturing companies.
For more information about the ServerIron 4G-SSL-FIPS application delivery switch, please visit: www.foundrynet.com/products/app-switch/fixed-systems/si-4g.html
To learn more about the Foundry Networks, Inc., please visit: www.foundrynetworks.com.