Radware and Mellanox Technologies Combine Technology to Enable Mobile Carriers to Leverage Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Collaboration between Radware and Mellanox enable extraction of network information to detect and protect against security threats in real-time for a more resilient and cost-effective mobile network

Mar 07, 2013, 05:30 ET from Radware Ltd

MAHWAH, New Jersey, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced a collaborative effort with Mellanox® Technologies.

Combining its Application Delivery and Attack Mitigation Security solutions with Mellanox Technologies' 10G and 40G NICs, illustrates an innovative ability to extract network and application information that can be translated and leveraged to a scalable solution for detection of various security threats, in real-time.

This unique solution not only permits a more resilient mobile network while enabling the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) initiative, but it also allows a cost-effective, better-utilized mobile operation by eliminating high CPU overhead and performance hit associated with vSwitches. In addition embedded switching and SR-IOV technology results in accelerated performance and improved security, isolation, and scalability.

By using an OpenFlow interface to manage the embedded virtual switch, operators can now monitor and control traffic in real time, and through a standard control interface.  Enabling to deploy end to end Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions, the unique solution provides mobile carriers with highly secured, resilient mobile service operation and cost-effective mobile cloud services.

"Our ADC and Security are field-proven products that are already deployed in various virtualization environments. By integrating Mellanox's industry-leading and high-bandwidth solution offers mobile carriers to drive their NFV and SDN initiatives," says Avi Chesla, chief technology officer, Radware.

"Mellanox is a leading 10/40GbE server, storage and embedded communications interconnect provider and a key contributor to SDN and NFV forums," says Amir Prescher, senior vice president of business development at Mellanox Technologies. "By integrating solutions with Radware, we can provide mobile carriers with clear business benefits and unique value at the application-level through the integration with a NFV-based infrastructure."

Radware and Mellanox's offering to mobile carriers was designed to employ the virtues of both SDN and NFV, enabling easy adoption of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server infrastructure serving both the network level and application level needs, respectively. Furthermore, it can also enable different mobile carrier and mobile cloud use-cases including elastic application delivery, mobile security, and more.

About Radware

Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), is a global leader of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio delivers full resilience for business-critical applications, maximum IT efficiency, and complete business agility.

Radware's solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down.  For more information, please visit http://www.radware.com.

Radware encourages you to join our community and follow us on: LinkedIn, Radware Blog, Twitter, YouTube, Radware Connect app for iPhone® and our new security center DDoSWarriors.com that provides a comprehensive analysis on DDoS attack tools, trends and threats.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX, TASE: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability.

Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at http://www.mellanox.com. Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam, Israel.

©2013 Radware, Ltd. All rights reserved. Radware and all other Radware product and service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Radware in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and names are property of their respective owners.

This press release may contain statements concerning Radware's future prospects that are "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements preceded by, followed by, or that otherwise include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "estimates", "plans", and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. These statements are based on current expectations and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  There can be no assurance that future results will be achieved, and actual results could differ materially from forecasts and estimates.  These risks and uncertainties, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in Radware's Annual Report on Form 20-F and Radware's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Radware undertakes no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statement in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date any such statement is made.  Radware's public filings are available from the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov  or may be obtained on Radware's website at http://www.radware.com.

Corporate Media Relations: Brian T. Gallagher +1-201-785-3206 (office) +1-201-574-3840 (cell) briang@radware.com

SOURCE Radware Ltd