FOUNDARY DEBUTS SECUREIRON FOR ENTERPRISE/SERVICE PROVIDERS.Foundry Networks Foundry Networks is a network system vendor selling high-end managed ethernet switches and routers. The company was founded in 1996 by Bobby R. Johnson, Jr. and is based in Santa Clara, California, USA. (R), Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Calif., a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, has announced a comprehensive range of SecureIron security products and solutions to address the critical needs of Enterprise and Service Provider infrastructures for scalable network-wide security against emerging vulnerabilities and threats. The two solutions include comprehensive security management to simplify and centralize the control and monitoring of network wide security. The two new families of SecureIron products -- SecureIron Security Traffic Managers and SecureIronLS secure LAN switches --deliver application-aware security protection at the network perimeter, internal network aggregation points, within the data center, and to directly-attached workstations and servers. SecureIron provides protection against a broad range of threats including network and application-layer attacks, DoS attacks, intrusions, viruses, worms, SPAM and Web-based attacks that threaten network-based service availability and performance.
The SecureIron Security Traffic Manager products are ideal for deployment as a front-end to existing firewalls at the network perimeter for unmatched protection against emerging threats and providing enhanced firewall performance by offloading NAT (Network Address Translation) An IETF standard that allows an organization to present itself to the Internet with far fewer IP addresses than there are nodes on its internal network. and protection against well-known DoS and network layer attacks. By offloading these traditional security functions, SecureIron delivers immediate investment protection and life extension to existing firewalls. The SecureIronLS secure LAN switch family extends multi-layer security to high-value desktops and critical servers in the data center. These switches are available in a choice of high density 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet An Ethernet standard that transmits at 1 Gbps. Used mostly to connect high-end workstations and servers as well as for network backbones, Gigabit Ethernet transmits full duplex from point to point using switches and half duplex in a shared environment (CSMA/CD) using a hub. port configurations supporting Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks.
"In light of the vital role that the network plays in the business environment and the growing number of attacks that threaten the integrity of these infrastructures, we see the necessity for a new approach to building a secure network," said Bobby Johnson
Bobby Johnson (b. Columbia, South Carolina) is the head football coach at Vanderbilt University. He became the Commodores' coach in December 2001 after leading Furman University to the Division I-AA national championship game. , Foundry's chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "The SecureIron Security Traffic Manager and SecureIronLS products leverage Foundry's industry leading expertise in switching, routing and application traffic management to deliver the industry's first scalable seven-layer security solutions that will redefine how enterprise and service provider organizations approach, implement, and manage network-wide security."
The SecureIron Security Traffic Manager and SecureIronLS products deliver wire-speed performance for Layer 2/3 forwarding and defending against network-level denial of service attacks. The product family applies a powerful multi-processor security engine to provide scalable defense against application-level threats with deep packet inspection Analyzing network traffic to discover the type of application that sent the data. In order to prioritize traffic or filter out unwanted data, deep packet inspection can differentiate data, such as video, audio, chat, voice over IP (VoIP), e-mail and Web. performance that scales from 500 megabits per second (unit) megabits per second - (Mbps, Mb/s) Millions of bits per second. A unit of data rate. 1 Mb/s = 1,000,000 bits per second (not 1,048,576).
E.g. Ethernet can carry 10 Mbps. (Mbps) to three gigabits per second (Gbps). SecureIron is complimented by the SecureWorks operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. which provides high-performance detection and prevention of network intrusions and application-layer attacks.
"Security is one of the foremost challenges facing businesses today. The current generation of security solutions and appliances do not scale or adapt to the increasing number and variety of network and application attacks," said Bob Schiff, vice president of product marketing at Foundry Networks. "SecureIron delivers a scalable best-of-breed multi-layer security solution that augments the performance of today's traditional firewalls and provides an expandable line of defense network wide."
Key features of the SecureIron and SecureIronLS products include the following:
-- Wire-Speed Network Layer Security: Using high-performance layer 2/3 network processors and wire-speed extended ACL See access control list.
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delivers line-rate performance for defending against most network layer attacks, including, ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) A TCP/IP protocol used to send error and control messages. For example, a router uses ICMP to notify the sender that its destination node is not available. , UDP UDP (uridine diphosphate): see uracil.
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-- DoS and DDoS Protection: SecureIron leverages Foundry's programmable ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. technology to protect against multi-Gigabit DoS/DDoS attacks exploiting vulnerabilities in TCP/IP TCP/IP
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Standard Internet communications protocols that allow digital computers to communicate over long distances. protocol stacks.
-- Intrusion Prevention: Using a highly-intelligent and efficient deep packet inspection engine, SecureIron delivers high-performance intrusion prevention and protection. Traffic flows are inspected in both directions and against many simultaneous signatures.
-- SPAM Mitigation: Blocks e-mail from known spammers in the network using a real-time policy list prior to it reaching any servers.
-- Web Attack Protection and URL URL
in full Uniform Resource Locator
Address of a resource on the Internet. The resource can be any type of file stored on a server, such as a Web page, a text file, a graphics file, or an application program. Filtering: The intelligent content engine parses and filters URLs and all HTTP headers for any malicious or illegal messages, including inappropriate URLs.
-- VoIP Security: SIP protocol intelligence embedded in the SecureIron series helps enforce VoIP/SIP transaction models and protocol compliance, and protects against DoS attacks directed at the VoIP servers and hosts.
-- Firewall Clustering and Offload: SecureIron is an ideal front-end to the traditional firewalls to provide high availability clustering for failure protection and to perform NAT and DoS offload.
-- Advanced Layer 2/3 Switching and Routing: SecureIron provides wire-speed Layer 2/3 switching and routing, and combines advanced routing protocols like RIPv2, OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) A routing protocol that determines the best path for routing IP traffic over a TCP/IP network based on distance between nodes and several quality parameters. , and VRRP/VRRP-E in a security appliance for seamless integration into the network.
SecureIron Security Traffic Manager features two models offering a choice of price/performance -- SecureIron 100 and 300. Both models feature a modular and scalable design to help meet current and future security needs without forklift upgrades that plague PC based appliances. This family features support for a range of Jetcore based line modules with a choice of speed and port density, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
SecureIronLS LAN switches are the industry's first and only secure LAN switches that deliver dedicated, multi-layer security to high value users and servers that host key business applications. The family features pre-equipped port configurations with a choice of high density 10/100 Mbps and Gigabit Ethernet options, with fiber Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks.
SecureWorks OS and IronView Security Manager provide a coordinated defense in response to a detected attack. SecureIron communicates with downstream Layer 2/3 switches to program access control and security policies based on real-time threat assessment and detection. When malicious attacks are detected, wire-speed security policies are dynamically enabled downstream to block the flows, users, or network segments that are the source of the threat. IronView Security Manager centralizes policy management, report generation and threat analysis to offer a unified view of the entire protected network.
Pricing and Availability
SecureIron series products and prices are listed below:
SecureIron Traffic Managers:
-- SecureIron 100: US List Price $12,995 USD USD
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-- SecureIron 300: US List Price $19,995 USD
SecureIronLS 100-4802: US List Price $14,995 USD
SecureIronLS 100-32GC02: US List Price $19,995 USD.
SecureIronLS 100-32GC10G: US List Price $24,995 USD.
SecureIronLS 300-4802: US List Price $19,995 USD.
SecureIronLS 300-32GC02: US List Price $24,995 USD.
SecureIronLS 300-32GC10G: US List Price $29,995 USD.
About Foundry Networks
Foundry Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing and Web traffic management solutions including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 backbone switches, Layer 4 - 7 application switches, Wireless LAN and access points, access routers and Internet edge and core routers. Foundry's 8,100 customers include the world's premier ISPs, Metro service providers, and enterprises including e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial, and manufacturing companies.
For more information, call 888-TURBOLAN or 408/586-1722 or visit http HTTP
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