Array Networks Releases New Enhancements for ADC Series

December 4, 2017

Updates include simplified integration for Oracle Tuxedo, as well as support for Layer 2 bridging

MILPITAS, CA / BENGALURU, India December 4, 2017 – Array Networks Inc. the network functions platform company, today announced the immediate availability of its ArrayOS version update for the APV Series application delivery controllers. This new version offers several new enhancements to help customers and partners expand load balancing capabilities to new use cases.

The most notable update in this version is the added custom-tailored support for Oracle Tuxedo, a middleware widely used in industries such as banking and telecom to support mission-critical applications that use multiple programming languages in distributed computing environments. While Array has previously offered Tuxedo support, this new update simplifies Tuxedo deployment and setup right in the code, eliminating the need for complex and error-prone scripting.

By load balancing Tuxedo traffic, Array customers and partners will gain high availability, scalability and better performance by evenly distributing loads across servers, monitoring server health, and seamlessly routing around servers that have become overburdened or unresponsive.

In addition to Tuxedo support, Array also adds Layer 2 bridging to its APV series. This implementation of IEEE 802.1D transparent bridging allows the APV appliance to be added to the network without requiring any network segment changes.

Array’s APV Series application delivery controllers already provide the availability, scalability, performance and security essential to keeping applications and servers running efficiently,” said Paul Andersen, VP of Sales and Marketing at Array Networks. “That said, with this latest update, we continue to simplify our support for Oracle Tuxedo with tighter integration and paying close attention to user experience and productivity.”

For more details on this most recent update, go to the Array blog post.

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About Array Networks

Array Networks, the network functions platform company, develops purpose-built systems for deploying virtual app delivery, networking and security functions with guaranteed performance. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Array is poised to capitalize on explosive growth in the areas of virtualization, cloud and software-centric computing. Proven at over 5000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers and partners for next-generation technology that delivers agility at scale. To learn more, visit: www.arraynetworks.com.

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Hillstone Networks Joins Ecosystem for Array’s Network Functions Platform

November 16, 2017

Partnership adds new option for next-generation firewall on AVX platform; features advanced L2-7 security features as well as core firewall features

MILPITAS, CA / BENGALURU, India November 16, 2017 – Array Networks Inc. the network functions platform company, today announced a partnership to make Hillstone Networks’ next-gen firewall capabilities available on Array’s AVX Series network functions platform. As part of the joint effort, Hillstone has joined Array’s growing third-party ecosystem of technologies that have been tested and proved compatible with the AVX Series.

The AVX Series uniquely offers the flexibility of cloud and virtualization, with the guaranteed performance of dedicated appliances. Up to 32 Array and third-party networking and security virtual appliances may be deployed on an AVX platform, reducing rack space and energy overhead while enabling pay-as-you-grow deployment and streamlining network functions virtualization (NFV) roll-outs.

Hillstone’s CloudEdge provides the same robust set of security features offered by the company’s ‘NSS Labs Recommended’ next-generation firewalls. CloudEdge identifies and prevents potential threats associated with high-risk applications while providing policy-based control over applications, users, and user groups. In addition, CloudEdge provides comprehensive security features including granular application identification and control, intrusion prevention, anti-virus, attack defense, URL filtering, cloud sandbox and more.

By leveraging Array’s AVX Series network functions platform, virtual application delivery controllers and virtual SSL VPNs, as well as Hillstone’s CloudEdge NGFW and other third-party virtual appliances, enterprises and service providers can deploy a complete, best-of-breed solution for endpoint and data center security as well as application availability and performance. Network functions such as NGFW, ADC, SSL VPNs and others may be deployed on different size VMs as needed to fit the workload and throughput requirements of a given environment. In addition, VMs may be deployed in mix-and-match configurations, and service chained to create very efficient, agile and secure topologies.

The joint solution from two network visionaries bring together critical features of the Hillstone NGFW with the agility and performance of the Array Networks platform for a comprehensive virtual solution,” said Lingling Zhang, SVP of Product and Marketing at Hillstone Networks. “The joint solution addresses our customers’ challenges of security, scalability and performance without compromise.”

Hillstone Networks’ CloudEdge next-generation firewall virtual appliances may be purchased directly from Hillstone, Array Networks, or their respective resellers, and installed on AVX network functions platforms. A comprehensive deployment guide is available to assist in initial set-up and deployment.

Partnering with Hillstone Networks, and certifying CloudEdge for deployment on the AVX platform further expands options for organizations that are looking to consolidate data centers, gain flexibility and choice, and eliminate the trade-offs of performance versus agility,” said James Kwon, Senior Director of Product Management at Array Networks. “Hillstone’s CloudEdge is proven technology that offers a complete suite of NGFW capabilities. By combining CloudEdge with Array’s AVX platform and virtual ADCs and SSL VPNs, organizations have unprecedented flexibility to design and deploy best-of-breed solutions custom-fit to their needs and requirements.”

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About Array Networks

Array Networks, the network functions platform company, develops purpose-built systems for deploying virtual app delivery, networking and security functions with guaranteed performance. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Array is poised to capitalize on explosive growth in the areas of virtualization, cloud and software-centric computing. Proven at over 5000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers and partners for next-generation technology that delivers agility at scale. To learn more, visit: www.arraynetworks.com.

About Hillstone Networks, Inc.

Hillstone Networks’ Layered Threat Protection provides continuous threat defense at traditional perimeters, internal networks and Cloud. Established in 2006 by NetScreen, Cisco and Juniper executives, Hillstone Networks is relied on by more than 14,000 customers around the world, including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, financial institutions and service providers. Hillstone Networks’ US headquarters is in Santa Clara, California. To learn more, visit www.hillstonenet.com


Array Networks Partners With Webroot to Enhance APV Series Application Delivery Controller With Web Classification

September 27, 2017

Partnership leverages advanced threat intelligence and automated machine learning to provide web classification for Array ADCs

MILPITAS, CA / BENGALURU, India – September 27, 2017  – Array Networks Inc., the network functions Platform Company, today announced a partnership with Web root to incorporate BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Services into its platform. This partnership will further distinguish Array Networks as a leader in the application delivery controller (ADC) landscape, providing an even higher level of security for its line of purpose-built ADCs and network functions platforms.

Today, SSL data encryption is frequently deployed to secure mission-critical and sensitive data over the internet. However, clear text is required for deep packet inspection and for detecting the session IDs, cookies and URLs needed for intelligent application routing, filtering and server persistency. As a result, ADCs must often de-encrypt SSL data while also meeting legal compliance requirements in industry segments with data privacy and data encryption rules. For example, healthcare and financial services do not allow de-encryption of SSL-related traffic. This makes it essential to identify the classification of data traffic when performing application delivery and load balancing functions.

By combining the advanced threat intelligence and automated machine learning of BrightCloud Web Classification with the performance, availability and security of Array APV Series application delivery controllers, customers can now keep their applications running in their power band while providing a deeper level of security that helps them to adhere to industry-specific compliance requirements.

As web-based threats continue to increase, more companies are realizing the need for web classification services and a better line of defense,” said Hal Lonas, CTO of Webroot. “ADCs and load balancers are ideal platforms for providing these enhanced security services, and we’re pleased that Array Networks is partnering with us to fulfill this need for its customers.”

Available as physical or virtual appliances, Array ADCs are designed to meet technical requirements while remaining simple enough for any size IT team and affordable enough for any size business. Products provided by Array Networks include network functions platforms, application delivery controllers, SSL VPN secure access, WAN optimization and other products and solutions.

The partnership with Webroot further enhances our industry-leading APV Series application delivery platform and provides even greater value to our growing customer base of enterprises and MSPs,” said Michael Zhao, President and CEO of Array Networks. “Web classification is becoming a must-have feature for ADCs, and we’re pleased to have great partner support from Webroot in offering this exciting new capability.”

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About Array Networks

Array Networks, the network functions platform company, develops purpose-built systems for deploying virtual app delivery, networking and security functions with guaranteed performance. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Array is poised to capitalize on explosive growth in the areas of virtualization, cloud and software-centric computing. Proven at over 5000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers and partners for next-generation technology that delivers agility at scale. To learn more, visit: www.arraynetworks.com.


Array Networks Named Again as a Global Leader in Cloud Computing

August 22, 2017

For the second year in a row, Array is selected as the winner in Infrastructure-as-a-Service

MILPITAS, CA / BENGALURU, India – August 22, 2017 – The Business Intelligence Group today announced that it has awarded Array Networks Inc., the network functions platform company, a 2017 Stratus Award in their annual contest. The organization sought to identify the companies, products and people that are offering unique solutions that enable the adoption of cloud technologies.

Many CSP, MSP and IaaS data centers continue to grow – in both complexity and expectations – while networking and security professionals are looking for ways to gain agility through software-centric approaches. However, many organizations still rely on hardware to meet the requirements of business-critical operations and they are faced with a difficult decision of choosing agility or performance.

Array Networks provides an innovative approach to eliminate this agility vs. performance trade-off. Array’s AVX Series Network Functions Platform combines the best attributes of dedicated hardware, virtualization and software-centric computing to create an environment that provides guaranteed performance for virtual networking and security functions. In other words, Array is enabling agility-at-scale.

Congratulations to the entire Array Networks team for helping accelerate adoption of the cloud and for working to make all of our lives a little richer,rdquo,” said Russ Fordyce, Managing Director of the Business Intelligence Group. “l The cloud is dominating the technology industry and we do not see any markers for that trend not continuing.”

We are honored to win the Infrastructure-as-a-Service category for second consecutive year,” said Paul Andersen, Sr. Director of Marketing at Array Networks. “Our team has worked hard to develop a solution that addresses crucial pain points for the networking community, including MSPs, CSPs, IaaS providers, data center operators and more, and they deserve this recognition for their dedication.”

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About Array Networks

Array Networks, the network functions platform company, develops purpose-built systems for deploying virtual app delivery, networking and security functions with guaranteed performance. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Array is poised to capitalize on explosive growth in the areas of virtualization, cloud and software-centric computing. Proven at over 5000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers and partners for next-generation technology that delivers agility at scale. To learn more, visit: www.arraynetworks.com.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives-those with experience and knowledge-judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.


New Array Networks NFV OS Takes Aim at Performance, Usability and Affordability

August 2, 2017

Version 2.5 for AVX Series Network Functions Platforms introduces vSwitch enhancements, a redesigned WebUI and pay-as-you-go license packs

MILPITAS, CA / BENGALURU, India – August 2, 2017 – Array Networks, the network functions platform company, today announces the immediate availability of its new Version 2.5 operating system for AVX Series Network Functions Platforms. The AVX Series is a line of virtualized hardware appliances purpose-built to run networking and security virtual appliances (VAs) and virtual network functions (VNFs) while at the same time addressing the most pressing challenges to enterprise NFV adoption.

Version 2.5 for AVX Series Network Functions Platforms is a direct response to market feedback from customers – indicating strong product satisfaction and a desire for continued development in the areas of performance, usability and affordability. Key advancements include:

  • vSwitch Enhancement – Support for spanning tree protocol (STP), VLAN, multi-queue and port mirroring, as well as support for a unique and fixed MAC address for each virtual port. Multi-queue support allows network performance to scale as the number of vCPUs increases, while port mirroring enables traffic monitoring and inspection by third-party network functions.
  • Redesigned WebUI – Version 2.5 includes newly redesigned, sleek and user-friendly WebUI that supports service topology view with WYSIWYG editing and topology-based management. Version 2.5 also includes advanced VA management and monitoring functions including Web VNC console, VA status monitoring and management and detection of connection status between network functions.
  • Pay-As-You-Go License Packs – Available for Array virtual appliances such as the vAPV virtual ADC and vxAG virtual SSL VPN, pay-as-you-go license packs enable incremental purchase of network functions in multiples of four. License packs allow network functions to be purchased in direct proportion to business demand and streamline the provisioning of multiple Array functions.

We are very excited to announce our first set of Network Functions Platform enhancements based on real-world production deployments,” said James Kwon, Array’s Senior Director of Product Management for Network Functions Platforms. “With Version 2.5, we are keeping with our strategy to systematically knock down inhibitors to enterprise and service provider NFV adoption. With these new features, Array’s customers are seeing significant performance improvements, as well as OPEX and CAPEX benefits for a wide range of NFV use cases.”

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About Array Networks

Array Networks, the network functions platform company, develops purpose-built systems for deploying virtual app delivery, networking and security functions with guaranteed performance. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Array is poised to capitalize on explosive growth in the areas of virtualization, cloud and software-centric computing. Proven at over 5000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers and partners for next-generation technology that delivers agility at scale. To learn more, visit: www.arraynetworks.com.


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