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Heartbleed, One Year After

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Just over a year ago, the tech industry and its customers alike were jolted the by revelation of a new and potentially very serious vulnerability in OpenSSL. Dubbed Heartbleed, or CVE-2014-0160, the security bug affects certain versions of OpenSSL that do not properly handle heartbeat extension packets. This could allow attackers to craft packets...

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11 Jun, 15

Custom-Tailored Solutions for IaaS Providers

posted in ADC, Application Delivery Controllers, IaaS, LBaaS, Uncategorized, Virtualized ADC by

We recently published a new case study on SoftLayer, an IBM company, that showcases how this major Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider is using Array’s APV Series application delivery controllers for Load-Balancing-as-a-Service (LBaaS) offerings. In addition, SoftLayer deploys Array’s AG Series secure access gateways to allow customers and SoftLayer administrators to manage infrastructure in their respective...

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19 May, 15

Which is King? The Network or the Applications?

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Back in the day, network speed and throughput were limiting factors for the overall productivity of an organization. Gigabit Ethernet came onto the scene in 1999, and offered a quantum leap in performance over previous connectivity standards. 10GbE was approved by IEEE in 2002, and slowly gained more widespread deployment as the switch vendors...

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23 Apr, 15

WAN Optimization is the ‘Secret Sauce’ behind Network/Application Performance

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Late last week industry analyst firm MarketsandMarkets issued a new report on the WAN optimization market that predicted a CAGR of 18.8% from 2014 to 2019, with North America expected to be the largest single market and the APAC region predicted to have a CAGR of 21.2% in that period. The predicted growth more...

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01 Apr, 15

SSL VPNs: Alive and Well, and Vital to IT Security

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There’s been a bit of buzz in the normally sedate SSL VPN market lately, with Juniper divesting its flagship Junos Pulse (a.k.a. MAG Series or SA Series) SSL VPN product line to Siris Capital – which in turn rolled out a new company to develop and sell the product line. This big change has...

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17 Mar, 15

Building a BYOD Policy? Use SSL VPN as a Strong Foundation

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According to ComputerWeekly’s 2015 IT Priorities Report, 46% of IT managers worldwide plan to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in 2015, and 30% plan to deploy mobile apps. If you’re responsible for building your organization’s BYOD policy, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles and guides available on the topic...

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24 Feb, 15

Multi-Tenant = Multi-Benefit.Meet the Enhanced AVX10650.

posted in ADC, Application Delivery Controllers, Global Server Load Balancing, Link Load Balancing, Multi-Tenant, Server Load Balancing, SSL Acceleration, SSL Offloading, Virtualized ADC by

Last week, Array announced the second generation of the AVX10650 virtualized application delivery controller. Why is this important? It gives IaaS providers unprecedented flexibility to support multiple customers while managing just one appliance (or two, for high availability). Or, enterprises can support multiple applications, user types, etc. – again, with just one appliance (or...

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03 Feb, 15

A Hybrid Virtual/Dedicated Model for SSL/TLS Offloading

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In virtualized environments, SSL/TLS data encryption is commonly used to secure mission-critical and sensitive data as it transits to remote users and shared networks. Virtual application delivery controllers (ADCs) are also frequently deployed to provide SSL offloading from servers (reducing their load and thus improving performance) as well as application acceleration, load balancing across...

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13 Jan, 15

5 Reasons Why NFV Deserves to be on your Radar

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You may have read Array’s recent press release on joining the OPNFV Project, an open source reference platform for Network Functions Virtualization, as a founding member. While SDN (Software-Defined Networking) has gotten a lot of buzz in the media and other circles, NVF may actually have a much greater impact for corporate and service...

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11 Dec, 14

Slow is a No-Go: Why SSL Offloading Matters

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If you’ve optimized every possible element of your SSL-secured Web site, applications or SaaS deployment, but you’re still getting complaints about slow response times and endless waits, there’s a likely culprit at large: SSL processing overhead. The new, much-more-secure 2048-bit SSL standard, mandated earlier in 2014, is five times more compute-intensive than the previous...

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24 Nov, 14

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