Network Switches

SSL Offload

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) is an application-level protocol that provides encryption technology for the Internet.

From virtually nothing just a few years ago, it is not uncommon to see 50 to 70 percent of data centre traffic encrypted today. While encryption improves security, it also creates new problems: Malicious traffic could be encrypted, and DPI detection mechanisms would be rendered ineffective because they would not be able to look inside this traffic. Another problem is the additional processing power required by the Web server to achieve this encryption/decryption.

SSL offload relieves a Web server of the processing burden of encrypting and/or decrypting traffic sent via SSL/TLS. The processing is offloaded to a separate device (physical or virtual appliance, or server software) designed specifically to perform SSL acceleration or SSL termination.

  • Ivanti – Virtual Traffic Manager

    Take control of your applications. As application environments become more complex, more distributed, and more virtualized, enterprises need a broader set of tools to solve performance problems for their web-based services. Ivanti Virtual Traffic Manager is a software-based application delivery controller (ADC) designed to deliver a faster, high-performance user experience, with more reliable access to […]

    Take control of your applications. As application environments become more complex, more distributed, and more virtualized, enterprises need a broader set of tools to solve performance problems for their web-based services. Ivanti Virtual Traffic Manager is a software-based application delivery controller (ADC) designed to deliver a faster, high-performance user experience, with more reliable access to public websites and enterprise applications, whether they run in a public cloud, private cloud or virtualized environment, while maximizing the efficiency and capacity of web and application servers
    Key features
    ■ Intelligent load balancing.
    ■ Application acceleration.
    ■ Dynamic content caching.
    ■ SSL and compression offload.
    ■ Service-level monitoring.
    ■ Global load-balancing.
    ■ Bandwidth management.
    ■ Cloud bursting and balancing.
    ■ Service automation using REST API.
    ■ NFV Appliance for Application Delivery

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  • Pulse Secure – SSL Offload

    Pulse Secure vADC is a software-based application delivery controller (ADC) designed to deliver faster and more reliable access to public websites and private applications. Pulse Secure vADC provides the functionality for SSL/TLS Offload, enabling organisations to scale application servers by up to 3x by offloading TCP and SSL connection overhead.

    Pulse Secure vADC is a software-based application delivery controller (ADC) designed to deliver faster and more reliable access to public websites and private applications. Pulse Secure vADC provides the functionality for SSL/TLS Offload, enabling organisations to scale application servers by up to 3x by offloading TCP and SSL connection overhead.

  • ‘It was a brilliant course and a useful exercise all round’

    Toni Collins,
    Cyber Security Specialist