Positive Technologies and Array Networks Join Forces to Provide Advanced VA Application Firewalls on Next-Generation Network Functions Platforms

Partnership enables hosted application delivery and machine learning-based security with guaranteed performance
Array Networks, Inc., the network functions platform company, today announced a partnership that will see Positive Technologies (PT) Application Firewall being run on Array’s AVX Series Network Functions Platform.

Array’s AVX Series Network Functions Platform provides guaranteed performance for networking and security services running on virtual machines. The platform is ideal for businesses that need virtualization for management flexibility, and performance for maintaining SLAs while reducing requirements for rack space and power consumption.

PT Application Firewall is a response to today’s growing application security challenge, combining true machine learning with heuristic analysis to stop more attacks than other firewalls, including zero-days, whilst also reducing management burden. It has a unique built in source code analysis capability which detects vulnerabilities and creates virtual patches for each and every web application. It is the only Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.

By combining three core elements – Array AVX Series Network Functions Platforms, Array vAPV virtual ADCs (load balancing) and PT Application Firewall – businesses have access to a complete solution for application availability, performance and security. The integration combines the agility of cloud and virtualization, with the performance of traditional dedicated appliances.

Leveraging the AVX Series platform, Array and PT Application Firewall functions may be deployed on different size VMs, provisioned in mix-and-match configurations and managed via service chaining to create highly agile and efficient solutions.

“Our partnership with Array provides a range of benefits for businesses looking for more intelligent and effective automated security against advanced application attacks,” said Mr Roy Duckles, VP of Global Business Development for Positive Technologies. “Many businesses have an aversion to typical all-in-one solutions, as they are wary of performance issues when combining an application firewall and an ADC which were not originally intended to be integrated. With Array and PT Application Firewall on the AVX Series platform, this challenge is completely resolved whilst also allowing increased density, agility and performance.”

PT Application Firewall products are now available pre-installed on AVX Series Network Functions Platforms from Array and through authorized Array resellers. In addition, PT Application Firewall may be installed on AVX Series platforms using a Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) model, with customers purchasing platforms and software from Positive Technologies and Array Networks resellers.

“The partnership with Positive Technologies is playing a fundamental role in our strategy for the AVX Series platform,” says Mr Michael Zhao, President and CEO Array Networks. “Businesses need both high availability and the highest levels of security; however, they also need superior agility, performance and cost-efficiency. By combining Positive Technologies’ Application Firewall and Array on the AVX platform, enterprises and service providers now have access to the best of all worlds.”

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