Silver Peak, a leader in accelerating data over distance, just announced that it has combined the best of site-to-site VPN security and WAN optimisation to deliver Accelerated IPSec.
The company combines these capabilities to provide customers with the most cost-effective approach to securing and accelerating data in transit between data centers, remote offices and the cloud. Besides that, it saves customers time and money by eliminating the need to purchase separate IPSec VPN and WAN optimisation products.
“Current events have elevated concerns about corporate traffic being intercepted by government agencies,” said Damon Ennis, SVP of products for Silver Peak. “This is driving renewed interest in how businesses secure critical communications and data transfers to remote sites. Silver Peak provides companies with immense value by providing IPSec VPN security as part of our WAN optimisation products for no additional charge.”
Conventional site-to-site virtual private networks (VPNs) protect data in-flight, but require extensive networking expertise to configure and do not address the performance challenges of delivering applications over distance. Silver Peak solves the performance and configuration challenges of IPSec, enabling applications to perform as well across a long distance IPSec VPN as they do within the local office – all without requiring networking expertise or complicated procedures to deploy a VPN.
The software sits on the edge of the network running as a virtual machine or as a physical appliance, and site-to-site traffic is accelerated and secured using AES-256 encryption with SHA-1 authentication.
Organisations can use Silver Peak’s Accelerated IPSec in a variety of different capacities:
- Offsite Data Replication – Storage managers can easily secure and accelerate replication workloads to a disaster recovery facility.
- Site-to-Site Security – Network managers can protect and accelerate any enterprise application running between locations.
- Server Consolidation – Server teams can consolidate critical resources into the data centre, reducing operating and capital costs, without exposing the company to theft or loss of data.
“Creating the IPSec tunnels with Silver Peak was easier and faster than on a router,” said Steve Borba, network security engineer for Citizens Business Bank. “It also gave us features beyond just VPN, such as WAN acceleration and SSL decryption.”
Accelerated IPSec is available in all Silver Peak virtual and hardware appliances running the latest version of Silver Peak’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA). The software accelerates data movement between data centres, remote offices and the cloud. You can download a free trial at http://marketplace.silver-peak.com.