STOCKHOLM. 2015-11-05, by Nikolas Georgii
Artesyn’s new virtualized security platform dramatically lowers the cost of deploying and running firewall and IPsec applications using Clavister solution
Clavister (Nasdaq: CLAV), a leader in high-performance network security, in collaboration with its partner Artesyn Embedded Technologies, a global leader in embedded computing solutions, today announced the launch of the Centellis® Security Edition platform. The Artesyn platform utilises the Clavister solution to enable carriers to dramatically lower the cost of developing, deploying and running virtual and cloud-based security gateways.
The Centellis SE platform is designed to protect telecom networks from malicious threats, while providing secure access to subscriber services. It combines multiple security applications for LTE, packet core and mobile data networks on a single platform to provide carriers and integrators with a unified carrier-grade solution. The solution can be deployed either on a dedicated open, standards-based hardware blade or combined with other virtual network functions (VNFs) in a single system or network node.
The platform will offer telecom providers savings of up to 65 percent of capital and 67 percent of operating expenditure, when compared with rack mount servers, by using fewer servers and combining multiple virtual applications in a single system, without impacting on performance.
Jim Carlsson, CEO of Clavister, commented: “Our market-leading technology, offers world class performance at an extremely competitive price point, and has enabled Artesyn to rapidly develop a carrier grade security platform that offers telecom network operators an advanced, robust security solution, to protect their infrastructure. This will enable Artesyn’s customers to secure their networks against attacks quickly, while seeing a significant cost saving compared to rack-based solutions. Working with Artesyn we have been able to combine our joint expertise to deliver a much needed solution to the market in a very short amount of time, highlighting the real value that the collaboration is delivering to the market.”
The Centellis SE platform offers scalable firewall routing throughput from 100 Gbps to 1.2 Tbps and scalable IPsec throughput from 50 Gbps to 600 Gbps. It is designed to protect high-speed networks by enabling applications such as the LTE security gateway (LTE/SEG), evolved packet data gateway (ePDG) and perimeter firewall. Load-balanced switching, enabled by Artesyn’s FlowPilot™ software, ensures optimal use of the available resources and makes virtual application deployment even more efficient.
“It is critical that carrier networks are secured against attack and interception,” said Todd Wynia, vice president of communications products, Artesyn Embedded Technologies. “Operators can now do this by provisioning virtualized network security zones quickly, flexibly and simply using our Centellis Security Edition. With a minimal software footprint and extremely low resource requirements, it is an optimal solution for all types of virtual and cloud-based network security solutions.”
The solution is a result of the collaboration between Clavister and Artesyn that was announced earlier this year, and integrated Clavister’s virtualized security software onto Artesyn’s computing hardware, realising secure platforms of unprecedented performance and capacity. The relationship also committed the two companies to collaborating on joint research projects looking into securing next-generation IT and communications infrastructures.
According to analyst IDC, the market for intelligent embedded systems (processors, connectivity, and operating systems in devices other than PCs, phones, servers, and tablets) will grow from 1.4 billion units and $755 billion in revenue in 2014 to over 2.2 billion units and over $1 trillion in revenue by 2019*. The forecast covers segments such as energy, the industrial sector, healthcare, smart buildings and transportation, and there is strong demand for security to protects these embedded systems and devices and the data they process.
Both Clavister and Artesyn are members of Intel’s Network Builders programme, a cross-industry initiative that enables telcos to build and manage business-critical infrastructures with lower capital and operating costs.
* IDC Worldwide Embedded and Intelligent Systems 2014-2019 Market Update, Oct 2014
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Clavister is a leading security provider for fixed, mobile and virtual network environments. Its award-winning solutions give enterprises, local and federal governments, cloud service providers and telecoms operators the highest levels of protection against current and new threats, and unmatched reliability. The company was founded in Sweden in 1997, with its solutions available globally through its network of channel partners. Clavister is a member of Intel’s Network Builders program (networkbuilders.intel.com), a cross-industry initiative that enables telcos to build and manage business-critical infrastructures, with lower capital and operating costs.
About Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Artesyn Embedded Technologies, formerly Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing & Power business, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of highly reliable power conversion and embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries including communications, computing, medical, military, aerospace and industrial. For more than 40 years, customers have trusted Artesyn to help them accelerate time-to-market and reduce risk with cost-effective advanced network computing and power conversion solutions. Artesyn has over 20,000 employees worldwide across ten engineering centers of excellence, four world-class manufacturing facilities, and global sales and support offices.