Web firewall and bandwidth optimization for ServerIron 4G application switches

Foundry Networks announced the availability of TrafficWorks Release 10.0 operating system software for the ServerIron 4G and ServerIron 4G-SSL fixed-configuration application and content management switches.

TW Release 10.0 introduces support for an integrated Web firewall that protects Web-based applications from a variety of attack types that can compromise the performance and integrity of an organization’s application services.  In addition, TW Release 10.0 adds support for HTTP compression for optimizing bandwidth utilization for Web-based applications.  Adding to existing Web optimization features that include hardware-based SSL acceleration and server connection offload with HTTP connection pooling, TW Release 10.0 integrates a rich set of traffic management features to secure and accelerate application service delivery.

“Web applications have become the foundation for many of our customers’ IT infrastructures,” said Bob Schiff, vice president and general manager for Foundry’s enterprise business unit.  “TrafficWorks 10.0 for ServerIron 4G, with its integrated Web firewall capabilities and HTTP compression, provides a unified solution for delivering scalable, secure, resilient and bandwidth-optimized Web services for small to medium data center environments.”

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