Array AVX Network Functions Platforms Earn ICSA Labs Security Certific…


Networks, Inc.
, the network functions platform company, today
announced that its AVX
Series Network Functions Platforms
(AVX Series) family has earned
ICSA Labs SSL-TLS VPN security certification, becoming one of only three
solutions worldwide to hold the distinction. The AVX Series are
hyperconverged platforms designed specifically to host networking and
security workloads. The platforms deliver the performance of physical
appliances coupled with the agility of virtual appliances while
providing dedicated resources per instance.

, an independent division of Verizon, develops and performs
comprehensive, unbiased, third-party security certification testing. The
ICSA Labs SSL-TLS VPN certification standard includes data
confidentiality, authentication and integrity assurance for
inter-network transactions. ICSA Labs certification helps enterprises,
service providers and government agencies identify and evaluate security
solutions with confidence. The AVX Series is an open platform that
supports both Array and third-party
virtual appliances
; the testing was performed on AVX platforms
running instances of Array’s vxAG virtual SSL VPNs and MotionPro Layer 3
VPN client.

“ICSA Labs recognizes Array Networks’ dedication to delivering high
quality and secure platforms for networking and security applications,”
said Sebastien Mazas, director of ICSA Labs. “Following testing, ICSA
Labs found that the network functions platforms are thoughtfully
designed and properly execute SSL and TLS, confirming that the AVX
Series securely processes SSL-TLS encrypted traffic.”

SSL-TLS has become the ‘gold standard’ for websites as well as for
transmission of corporate information via virtual private networks.
Corresponding with the growth of public, private and hybrid clouds,
nearly 80 percent of internet traffic is encrypted. The ability of
networking and security solutions to efficiently and securely process
SSL-encrypted traffic has become essential.

Array’s Network Functions Platforms include high-performance SSL
hardware to process SSL traffic with performance equal to that of
dedicated, single-function appliances. The AVX Series features a
security-hardened operating system that protects against a wide range of
network attacks. Both the AVX Series and the vxAG virtual SSL VPN
utilize Array’s robust SSL stack, which is tuned for both security and
performance, and has proved immune to attacks such as Heartbleed, GHOST,
DROWN and others.

The combination of SSL hardware, security hardening and Array’s
proprietary SSL stack – and the ability to host multiple security
functions and service-chain them within a single consolidated appliance
– make the AVX Series particularly well suited for use in data centers.

“ICSA Labs is one of the most respected security technology testing
organizations, and offers independent validation of SSL-TLS conformance
and efficacy to help enterprises, service providers and others protect
critical network traffic,” said Milind Kulkarni, senior director of
product management for Array Networks. “Many CIOs, CISOs, IT managers
and others are seeking the agility of virtualization with the
performance of dedicated appliances, to consolidate data center
networking and security, or to develop innovative solutions for security
and networking. They can now rely upon this testing in evaluating their

About Array Networks

Array Networks, the network functions platform company, solves
performance and complexity challenges for businesses moving toward
virtualized networking, security and application delivery. Headquartered
in Silicon Valley, Array addresses the growing market demand for Network
Functions Virtualization (NFV), cloud computing, and software-centric
networking. Proven at more than 5,000 worldwide customer deployments,
Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers
and partners for pioneering next-generation technology that delivers
agility at scale. To learn more, visit:


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