A10 Networks introduced third-generation SSL/TLS hardware solutions to help organizations overcome the challenges of providing advanced SSL decryption and encryption for both application acceleration and security visibility.
The Internet has seen an explosion of SSL encryption with up to 70 percent of traffic now being encrypted. Cipher suite analysis also shows more than 85 percent of encrypted traffic is using ECC and PFS. There are many reasons why encryption adoption is climbing. For example, websites with encryption garner more favorable page rankings in Google searches. Ignoring encrypting traffic can directly impact a business’s revenue.
The third-generation SSL processors are available in select A10 Thunder hardware appliances. Existing customers can upgrade select Thunder appliances. A10’s “SSL modularity,” may help existing customers scale to accommodate future traffic without a forklift upgrade to replace their existing appliance, offering true investment protection and savings.
A10 Thunder ADC’s application delivery and server load balancing functionality ensures application acceleration by offloading compute-intensive SSL/TLS processing from web servers. This ensures fast and secure responses to customer requests. A10 Thunder SSLi provides visibility into encrypted traffic for a wide range of security vendors by eliminating the SSL blind spot, protecting enterprise users from attacks.
Solution highlights include:
• High-performance encryption processing
o Hardware-assisted processing of advanced ECC ciphers using third-generation of security processors.
o Advanced cipher support processing in hardware.
• Scalable performance and lowest TCO
o Thunder ADC provides superior performance, with up to twice the connections per second.
o Thunder ADC, on a cost-per-SSL connection basis, can reduce the SSL offload cost by half .
o Thunder SSLi can process more than 40 Gbps of traffic for SSL/TLS visibility with advanced ciphers.
• Supported products
o Thunder ADC, Thunder SSLi, and Thunder CFW product lines support the new third-generation security processors.
• SSL Modularity
o Select Thunder ADC, Thunder SSLi, and Thunder CFW hardware appliances can be upgraded as required, avoiding fork lift upgrades.