Array Networks announced the beta availability of the first site-to-site SSL VPN solution. Commencing this month, multiple enterprises will start beta trials of the new Site2SiteTM solution. Array is offering the first public demonstration of its new Site2Site solution at Booth 2237 at the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week.
“The market for network security devices continues to grow at a healthy pace. VPNs and specifically site-to-site IPSec VPNs currently make up a large portion of this market,” said Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst, Network Security of Infonetics. “SSL VPNs are already broadly accepted for remote access, and products like Array’s Site2Site make SSL a viable alternative to IPSec for site-to-site as well.” Infonetics estimates that the overall market for security devices and software was estimated at over $4 billion in 2006 and is expected to reach $5.7 billion by 2009.
Array’s site-to-site solution introduces Resource Publishing, which offers a more secure and flexible alternative to IPSec VPNs. Resource Publishing enables companies to establish an encrypted, bi-directional connection on demand between different sites or locations using SSL VPN tunnels over any IP network or the Internet. This allows specific network resources (i.e., applications, networks, printers, etc.) to be “published” to other peer locations for limited access by specific users and/or user groups, which provides enterprises with finer grain access control than is available using IPSec.