SOURCE: VSS Monitoring, Inc.

VSS Monitoring, Inc.

October 22, 2012 08:17 ET

VSS Monitoring Adds SSL Inspection to Network Packet Broker Portfolio

New Solution Provides Advanced Traffic Visibility for Network and Security Monitoring

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) -  McAfee FOCUS 12 VSS Monitoring, a leader in network packet brokers (NPBs), today announced from the McAfee FOCUS 12 Security Conference a new solution for SSL inspection that provides visibility into encrypted communications across LAN, WAN and cloud boundaries. A member of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA), VSS Monitoring is a sponsoring partner at McAfee FOCUS 12, being held in The Venetian in Las Vegas. The new solution will be on display Oct. 22 - 24 in the McAfee SIA Pavilion in Sands Hall - D, Kiosk C.

"We are pleased to see VSS Monitoring offer a solution that tackles threats hidden inside encrypted communications," said Ed Barry, vice president of the Security Innovation Alliance, McAfee. "VSS Monitoring's network packet brokers with SSL inspection can benefit our mutual customers with greater protection, improved compliance and higher performance."

The majority of cloud- and Internet-based applications used today are secured by encryption. As a result, organizations face a loss of control of communications on their networks that can result in undetected inbound threats and outbound data leaks. VSS Monitoring's network packet brokers with new SSL inspection solution address this problem with:

  • Line rate decryption for millions of simultaneous flows on 1/10 gigabit Ethernet links
  • Support for inbound and outbound SSL inspection of network communications
  • Full integration and interoperability with new and existing packet broker fabric deployments
  • Interoperability with the McAfee Network Security Platform

"SSL Decryption is an essential capability for network packet brokers, allowing organizations to simplify and expand the visibility of network security technologies into SSL encrypted traffic to combat hidden network threats," said Lawrence Pingree, Gartner research director.

"Network security managers are facing an onslaught of new web- and cloud-based communications that use encryption by default," said Dean Beaver, VP of worldwide sales & alliances at VSS Monitoring. "Our network packet brokers with enhanced SSL inspection are a natural complement for organizations looking to extend the benefits of the McAfee Network Security Platform to include in-bound and out-bound SSL traffic while maintaining line-rate speeds."

VSS Monitoring's SSL inspection solution is based on 1U and 2U network appliances powered by Intel's market-leading Xeon processors and accelerated by Netronome's flow processors and SSL inspection software. For more information about the new SSL solution, see

"VSS Monitoring is the recognized leader in packet brokering platforms," said Jarrod Siket, senior vice president of marketing at Netronome. "By enhancing their solution with Netronome's flow processors and software, they are able to provide scalable SSL inspection, giving their customers the most robust and secure solution available."

VSS Monitoring is a leader in brokering traffic for performance monitoring, acceleration and security tools on dynamic networks deployed by enterprises, governments and service providers. With a large and feature-rich family of network packet brokers, VSS Monitoring allows IT professionals to see into the farthest reaches of even the largest networks. VSS Monitoring's innovative Network Intelligence Optimization Systems™ for passive monitoring and active inline tools help prevent problems from reaching end users, and greatly improves the ROI of tool deployments.

About VSS Monitoring
VSS Monitoring is a world leader in network packet brokers (NPBs), providing a visionary, systems approach for optimizing and scaling the connectivity between network switching and the network intelligence universe of performance and security tools. VSS Monitoring network packet brokers improve tool usage and efficiency, simplify IT operations, and greatly enhance ROI from tools. For more information, visit

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