Clavister’s 5G Security Performance Validated with Intel

Clavister’s 5G Security Performance Validated with Intel

11 May 2021 – Örnsköldsvik, Sweden – Clavister, a leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announces that Clavister NetShield Virtual, the world’s fastest virtualized solution for securing 5G networks, has been formally validated in collaboration with Intel, the industry-leading manufacturer of microprocessors and chipsets.

In a new Solution Brief just published by Intel, the performance of Clavister NetShield Virtual was thoroughly tested and validated in a simulated 5G network, deploying a fully virtualized N6 firewall. The tests were carried out using 2nd generation Intel Xeon Gold 6230N processor-based servers.

The conclusion drawn from the tests is a dramatic and consistent increase in packet forwarding rate when using Clavister NetShield Virtual on an Intel Xeon Scalable Gold processor, as more cores and threads are recruited. The rise in packet throughput means the virtualized firewall can support growing 4G and 5G traffic volumes efficiently with minimal cost.

In the virtualized environment that characterizes 5G providers and those moving to 5G from 4G, this performance increase is just one benefit of Clavister NetShield Virtual, joining nimble scaling and lower total cost of ownership to make the technology compelling for service providers.

“With our highly efficient software, running on Intel common-purpose hardware platforms, we are now able to demonstrate performance levels that just recently required expensive, custom-built hardware. This is truly an enabler for the service provider industry to take the step to fully virtualized network deployments, a necessity to drive scale in 5G networks,” said John Vestberg, CEO at Clavister.

Clavister NetShield Virtual
Clavister NetShield Virtual is a Services-Based Firewall which enables a high rate of packet forwarding while keeping data more secure. It runs on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor- and Intel Atom® processor-based systems. And as packet inspection demand grows, Clavister NetShield Virtual scales to match. It’s manageable with a single tool, capable of managing tens of thousands of instances. Clavister NetShield Virtual operates using either VMware vSphere or KVM hypervisors. The software can run on a minimum of two CPU cores with only 2 GB of RAM in its most basic configuration, which makes it one of the least resource-demanding 5G security products. For larger applications, NetShield Virtual can fully utilize modern multi-core CPUs.
Clavister NetShield Virtual is proven in commercial deployments with several tier-1 5G and 4G operators in live operation under massive load, deployed both as virtual and bare metal. The solution is available through leading telecom system integrators, including Nokia under the brand Nokia NetGuard Firewall.

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Clavister is a cybersecurity company that believes that robust network security is everybody’s business. Founded and headquartered in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, and with more than 20 years of experience, Clavister proudly holds ‘Cybersecurity made in Europe’ status by the European Cyber Security Organisation. Bringing the best of European innovation and service to enterprises, public bodies and telecom network operators around the world, Clavister is empowering and enabling users to secure their operations in an increasingly complex digital environment.