Array Enhances All-in-One Networking Device
The networking startup is beefing up the performance of its caching abilities and adding new security features in its latest release of its network device.Array Networks Inc., a networking startup combining multiple IP services into a single network device, is beefing up the performance of its caching abilities and adding new security features in its latest release. Array, of Campbell, Calif., on Monday is announcing Version 3.1 of its operating system for its Array Web Traffic Manager platforms. Available next week, the new version includes Arrays SpeedCache technology for its caching services that company officials say will increase cache utilization by as much as 50 percent and reduce loads on back-end servers. It also incorporates greater SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) features, what Array is calling "SSL on the inside," by adding encryption on traffic flowing from the Array device to the origin server and not just to outside connections, said Steve Shah, director of product management for Array.
Array first launched its devices in September of 2001. They come in two models, the Array 500 and the Array 1000, and provide as many as seven IP services. The services are Layer 4-to-Layer 7 load balancing, a firewall called Webwall, SSL acceleration, caching, content rewrite, clustering and global server load balancing.