Tolly Group testing shows significant performance improvement for WAF and NGFW Virtual Appliances running on Array Networks AVX

Tolly Group | April 15, 2019

Tolly Group testing shows significant performance improvement for WAF and NGFW Virtual Appliances running on Array Networks AVX
Array Networks has announced a new report by The Tolly Group on the testing and analysis of the performance of Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Next-Gen Firewall (NGFW) virtual appliances performing SSL/TLS decryption and re-encryption both unassisted and with the Array AVX Series Network Functions Platform and SSL offload capability. Tests showed large improvements across multiple metrics when SSL processing was offloaded to the AVX Series. This is particularly important for IT administrators concerned with application security and performance. These tests demonstrate that without some kind of SSL processing assistance, virtual security appliances cannot cope with the volume of encrypted traffic on today’s networks.

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