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Array Appliances Help Customers Effectively Mitigate Performance Impact of 2048-Bit SSL Encryption
APV3600 and 3650 application delivery controllers address market requirements for 2048-bit encryption with the highest levels of scalability and the lowest cost per SSL TPS
Impact of 2048-bit SSL
First introduced in 2011 as a more secure alternative to 1024-bit SSL, 2048-bit SSL encryption is today the standard for all certificate-
Array APV3600 & APV3650
In the mid-range, where ADCs commonly supported 25,000 1024-bit SSL TPS, the appliances now support only 5000 SSL TPS for the newer 2048-bit standard. Even if customers purchase the most advanced mid-range ADC from Array’s closest competitor, the most they will achieve is 15,000 2048-bit SSL TPS – at which point they would need to either purchase multiple units or purchase higher-end units. In contrast, Array APV3600 and APV3650 appliances support up to 25,000 2048-bit SSL TPS and maintain a mid-range price point while migrating to the new, more secure standard.
High-Performance, Feature-Rich SSL
Total value of ownership for SSL offload solutions is not limited to TPS and cost; there are other attributes essential to delivering the performance and functionality essential in service provider and enterprise environments. For example, Array’s APV3600 and APV3650 appliances perform functions such as certificate revocation lists (CRL) on top of TCP/IP in the kernel to ensure high-performance for all SSL related tasks. In addition, the new appliances support advanced SSL features including server name indication (SNI), SSL inside and SSL bridging, multi-level authentication and in-flight certificate challenges. From outright performance and scalability, to cost and return on investment, to advanced features, no vendor or competing product can match Array APV3600 and APV3650 appliances for offloading 2048-bit SSL encryption.
Recently, the Heartbleed vulnerability received considerable press due to the widespread use of SSL to secure virtually everything on the Web, including ecommerce, social media, business applications and online banking. Array was the only ADC vendor (http://www.arraynetworks.com/
“One of Array’s primary competitive advantages and market differentiators is superiority in all facets of SSL secure transaction processing,”
About the APV3600 and APV3650
Array APV3600 and APV3650 application delivery controller appliances are available immediately. The APV3600 is a 20Gbps appliance and the APV3650 is a 30Gbps appliance; both models support 25,000 2048-bit SSL TPS and both models ship standard with all Array application delivery networking features.
About Array Networks
Array Networks is a global leader in application delivery networking (http://www.arraynetworks.com/