Ixia's Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Processor Gets a Security Extension

By CIOReview | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CALABASAS, CA: Ixia, provider of application performance and security solutions, announces extension of its Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Processor. The latest extension of its ATI includes stateful, bi-directional SSL decryption capability for application monitoring and security analytics tools.

For complete session information to better understand the transaction, Stateful SSL decryption is provided as opposed to stateless decryption as it only provides the data packets. Furthermore Ixia’s Visibility Architecture solution is gaining more significance than before, being the sole visibility company providing stateful SSL decryption for these tools. Making enterprise organizations looking at improving application performance and security forensics opt for Ixia’s Visibility Architecture solution.

“Together, FireEye and Ixia offer a powerful solution that provides stateful SSL inspection capabilities to help protect and secure our customer’s networks,” said Ed Barry, Vice President of Cyber Security Coalition for FireEye.

For monitoring and security purposes decryption of SSL traffic is now more important than before for enterprises, while at the same time as malware and other indicators of compromise are increasingly hidden by SSL. Adding to this are various compliance regulations such as the PCI-DSS and HIPAA which increasingly require businesses to encrypt all sensitive data in transit. Also business applications like Microsoft Exchange, Salesforce.com and Dropbox make application monitoring and security analytics difficult for IT organizations as the run over SSL.

Borderless visibility enabled by including SSL

Having enabled seamless visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid cloud data centers, Ixia’s suite of virtual visibility products allow insight into east-west traffic running across the modern data center. The latest update, includes stateful SSL decryption, extends security teams’ ability to reveal anomalies and intrusions and look into encrypted applications.

Better performance through better Visibility

With enhanced security for transferred data, encryption also poses a hindrance in the network teams’ inspection, tuning and optimization of the performance of application abilities. Ixia addresses this blind spot by providing full visibility into mission critical applications to the enterprises.

The ATI Processor along with Ixia’s Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) solution brings an advanced level of intelligence to network packet brokers. Ixia’s Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) solution provides complete visibility by intelligently connecting clients data center or service provider network with monitoring tools to aggregate, filter, load balance and de-duplicate network traffic. Being supported by the Ixia Application and Threat Intelligence research team provided a faster and more accurate updates to application and threat signatures and application identification code. Further the new features will be made available all existing customers with an ATI Processor and an active subscription.