YOKNEAM, Israel, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Introducing the Transparent SSL Proxy software solution, tuned and optimized for EZchip TILE-Gx™ processors and featuring unmatched throughput and SSL handshake performance:
- Fully transparent SSL/TLS Proxy seamlessly integrates into an enterprise or service-provider's infrastructure without the need for network reconfiguration
- 20-Gigabit throughput to keep pace with high demand client-server traffic, while using less than 30% of the computing resources of a TILE-Gx72 processor
- Over 30,000 connections-per-second sustained handshake performance and up to one million simultaneous sessions
- Flexible use cases including passive or active Tap modes, and deployed as either a client-side or server-side proxy
EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH), a leader in high-performance data-path processing solutions, today unveiled its Transparent SSL Proxy solution designed to enable traffic visibility for network monitoring and network security equipment. Targeted for integration by Network Monitoring and Security Appliance OEMs, the application delivers performance levels of 20Gbps of SSL Proxy throughput and over 30,000 new connection setups per second. The system will be shown running live at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on April 20-23, 2015.
Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) have become prevalent technologies used by a wide variety of content providers to create secure connections and ensure the privacy of their customers. However, SSL security becomes a great hindrance to enterprises and service-providers that need to monitor their networks for security scanning or for delivering quality-of-service guarantees. Since SSL encrypts TCP/IP traffic, standard firewalls, IPS/IDS and Deep Packet Inspection appliances are rendered ineffective because the traffic is presented in an encrypted tunnel. A Transparent SSL Proxy inspector is used to give IT staff the needed visibility into all traffic that is transiting through their network.
The EZchip Transparent Proxy SSL software is a robust SSL inspection solution that incorporates the production-grade MatrixSSL™ security stack from INSIDE Secure as well as EZchip's tStack high-performance user-space TCP/IP stack. The software has been designed and optimized to take advantage of the architectural and acceleration features of EZchip's TILE-Gx processor to deliver scalability across the entire TILE-Gx processor family at industry-leading performance per watt.
The EZchip Transparent SSL Proxy software application may be paired with EZchip's TILEmpower™ family of appliances or TILEncore™ intelligent PCIe adapters to accelerate time-to-market for OEMs and system integrators looking for a white-box solution. Vendors may also choose to design their own appliance hardware with the TILE-Gx family of processors and deploy the EZchip SSL Proxy software along with other advanced software functions on the same device.
"The legitimate need for enterprises and service providers to monitor their data traffic for ensuring network health and security is driving a strong demand for this SSL Proxy functionality," said Bob Doud, Director of Marketing at EZchip. "EZchip can now enable OEMs to quickly deploy this capability by leveraging our TILE-Gx multicore processors, PCIe adapters or 1U appliances with our optimized SSL Proxy application software package."
The Transparent SSL Proxy software solution is available now for evaluation. EZchip will demonstrate this solution at the RSA Conference on April 20-23, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
EZchip is a fabless semiconductor company that provides high-performance data-path processing solutions for a wide range of applications for carrier, cloud and data center networks. EZchip's broad portfolio of solutions includes network processors, multicore processors, intelligent network adapters and high-performance appliances with a comprehensive software ecosystem, which scale to terabit performance levels. EZchip's processing solutions excel at providing high performance and exceptional flexibility coupled with superior integration and power efficiency. For more information on our company, visit the web site at http://www.ezchip.com.
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