Array Networks Introduces New Physical & Virtual Web Application Firewall Appliances

AWF Series broadens Array’s networking and security portfolio to include application-level protection for Web applications and cloud services

Array Networks Inc., a global leader in application ArrayNetworks_Partner Scheme (2)delivery networking, today announces the availability of its AWF Series web application firewall appliances. Three new hardware appliances and a software appliance for virtual environments protect web applications and cloud services from a variety of attacks that slip through general-purpose security solutions.

Array’s AWF Series web application firewalls extend beyond traditional firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDSs) to provide comprehensive protection for business-critical web applications. The AWF Series not only detects the complex web application attacks of today, but also blocks the attack traffic in real time without affecting the normal flow of business data traffic. In addition, the AWF Series provides extremely fine-grained attack detection and analysis capabilities, while protecting against the most common web application threats including SQL injection attacks, web page tampering, website malicious code, and disclosure of sensitive information.

The new web application firewalls are a perfect complement to Array’s portfolio of application delivery networking products and solutions, which includes load balancers, SSL VPNs and WAN optimization controllers. Like all Array products, AWF Series appliances are available in a range of physical, virtual and virtualized appliances, to meet the performance and agility needs of modern cloud and virtualized environments. In addition, like all Array products, the new AWF Series is designed to maximize features, performance and reliability while minimizing cost and complexity in the data center.

“Array Networks is dedicated to helping businesses optimize the availability, performance and security of their business-critical applications,” said Mr Paul Andersen, Senior Director of Marketing at Array Networks. “Our new AWF Series web application firewalls double down on the security component, giving customers the ability to look deeper into their networks and application traffic to guard against more sophisticated threats and attacks.”

For businesses seeking to streamline vendor relationships, the AWF Series rounds out a portfolio that provides IT with a one-stop shop for Layer 4-7 services including application delivery, secure access and WAN optimization. Supporting up to 9 Gbps throughput and up to 2M concurrent connections per second, AWF1500, 3500 and 5500 physical appliances and vAWF virtual appliance are available immediately worldwide.

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