Blue Coat Acquires Netronome’s SSL Inspector Appliances

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Netronome, a fabless semiconductor company and the leading developer of flow processors, today announced that its SSL appliance product line has been acquired by Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in web security and optimization. The SSL appliances integrate with a wide range of network security applications, such as intrusion prevention, intrusion detection and forensics technology.

“The SSL appliances are the industry’s highest performance transparent proxy for SSL network communications, and provide unique visibility exposing inbound threats and outbound leaks,” said Howard Bubb, chief executive officer at Netronome. “The product is an ideal complement to Blue Coat’s comprehensive suite of cyber security products, and extends their leadership position in securing SSL communications.”

The SSL appliances are based on Netronome’s NFP family of flow processors which deliver market-leading performance and features for software defined networking (SDN) and cyber security applications in networks ranging from 500 Mbps to 400 Gbps.

“Netronome’s SSL appliances are crucial for helping customers address a threat landscape made more complex by the growing amount of SSL traffic on the network,” said Greg Clark, CEO at Blue Coat Systems. “Netronome’s leading high performance flow processors are at the foundation of its SSL appliances and will play an important role in our product portfolio moving forward.”

The most challenging and demanding networking designs benefit from flow processing, including SDN and cyber security applications such as SSL inspection. This transaction allows Netronome to focus their efforts on extending their market-leading position in flow processors and flow processing technology.

Powered by 96 packet processing cores and 120 multi‐threaded flow processing cores operating at up to 1.2 GHz, Netronome’s flow processors bring breakthrough performance to a broad range of network, security and content processing applications. The NFP‐6xxx delivers 200 Gbps of packet processing with deep packet inspection, network and security processing, and I/O virtualization for millions of simultaneous flows and is an Intel 22nm 3D Tri-Gate design.

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About Netronome

Netronome is a fabless semiconductor company and leader in flow processing. Netronome’s solutions include flow processing silicon, software, tools and acceleration platforms that scale from 1 to 400 Gbps. They are used by networking equipment OEMs worldwide in carrier‐grade and enterprise‐class communications products that require deep packet inspection, flow analysis, content processing, virtualization and security. Netronome’s flow processors are supported by comprehensive tools and a broad ecosystem of premier partners. Netronome’s products are developed in labs in Santa Clara, CA, Boxborough, MA and Pittsburgh, PA. For more information on Netronome’s products and technology, visit www.netronome.com.

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Contacts

Mindshare PR
On behalf of Netronome
Heather Fitzsimmons, 650-800-7160
heather@mindsharepr.com
or
Netronome
Jennifer Mendola, 724-778-3290
Marketing Communications Manager
jennifer.mendola@netronome.com