SOURCE: Sensory Networks

June 12, 2006 08:00 ET

Sensory Networks Announces Free of Charge Upgradeable High Performance Security Appliance Architecture for Unified Threat Management Security Appliances

Company Announces NodalCore® Security Appliance Architecture Suite (SAA Connect): a High Performance Content Scanning and Data Processing Architecture for Email and Web Traffic, With Accelerated Software Content Processing Libraries Up to 200Mbps -- Available Immediately and Free of Charge to All Registered Customers

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- CSI NETSEC -- Sensory Networks, the leader in acceleration technology for network security applications, today announced the comprehensive Security Appliance Architecture™ -- a high performance content scanning and data processing architecture for Unified Threat Management (UTM) and integrated security appliances, servers and proxies. SAA Connect™ includes a suite of accelerated content processing software libraries rated up to 200Mbps, and is available immediately and free of charge. SAA Connect provides a complete, scalable architecture, enabling vendors of security products to deliver high performance products to market quickly and cost effectively. SAA Connect includes:

--  An integrated high performance data-processing architecture
--  Accelerated software content processing libraries rated up to 200 Mbps
--  High performance transparent HTTP proxy with a configurable malware
    warning page, rated up to 700 Mbps
--  High performance SMTP proxy for e-mail antivirus, antispam and
    antispyware scanning rated up to 6 million messages per hour.
--  High performance generic proxy architecture for socket-based stream
--  Decoding for a full suite of packed file types including ZIP, CAB,
    LHA, GZIP, RAR, TAR, ZOO, and many others.
--  Seamless upgrade path from 200Mbps to multi-gigabit via NodalCore C-
    Series hardware accelerators
--  Full access to the Sensory Networks Application Partner Ecosystem
SAA provides a consistent architecture and API for products accelerated by NodalCore® software as well as hardware acceleration products, including the ground breaking NodalCore C-2000 MX and ULTRA PCI accelerator range to instantly boost performance into the multi-gigabit range. As the only PCI accelerator card on the market capable of accelerating multiple applications and storing up to 10 million signatures, these accelerator cards are the ideal solution for vendors seeking to deliver a range of superior price/performance UTM products, scaling from SOHO to Carrier class. The NodalCore Security Processor (SPU) technology is based on reconfigurable logic, uniquely allowing it to adapt to new threats, applications and content types.

With access to the wide range of accelerated Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware, IDP and Content Filtering applications from Sensory Networks Application Partner Ecosystem, appliance vendors can easily integrate a suite of best of breed security applications from a wide range of tier-1 vendors. This delivers unprecedented speed in time-to-market, product differentiation, as well as a seamless future proof upgrade path.

"Security appliance vendors have again and again shown the need for a consistent solution from SOHO to carrier class appliances," said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive Officer for Sensory Networks. "The NodalCore Security Appliance Architecture delivers exactly this with seamless support for the wide range of applications in our large and growing Ecosystem."

"Employing a highly flexible underlying architecture is important for the rapidly changing security landscape, especially in the new UTM market. Sensory's approach in providing a free of charge network socket will certainly provide Security equipment manufacturers with a significant price versus performance advantage as they pursue new generation UTM solutions," said Robert Lerner, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading.

About the NodalCore platform

The rise in severity and scope of security threats has led security appliances vendors to deploy multiple applications on their devices including Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware and IDS/IPS. But each added application consumes more CPU and system resources, driving performance through the floor. The patent-pending algorithms developed by Sensory Networks enable their customers to accelerate and combine multiple applications at multi-gigabit speeds. The NodalCore product range now includes:

--  NodalCore SAA Connect, rated at up to 200 Mbps, available free of
--  NodalCore C-2000 MX, rated between 100 and 500 Mbps, starting at $499
    in volume.
--  NodalCore C-2000 Ultra, rated between 500Mbps and 2Gbps, for extreme
    performance demands.
About Sensory Networks

Sensory Networks is a leading OEM provider of high performance network security acceleration technology. The company's NodalCore® hardware acceleration products include a broad range of chipsets, accelerated software libraries, PCI acceleration cards and appliance platforms for Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware, Content Filtering, Firewalls and Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems. Sensory Networks' products allow application developers and network equipment vendors to build higher performance, more accurate, broader coverage network security products without the substantial cost and risk associated with development of specialized hardware. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Sensory Networks has regional offices in London, Sydney and Beijing.

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