Foundry boosts ServerIron operating system

Foundry has upgraded its TrafficWorks IronWare operating system to provide greater levels of server and network security to its ServerIron Layer 4-7 switches.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  July 23, 2003

Foundry has upgraded its TrafficWorks IronWare operating system to provide greater levels of server and network security to its ServerIron Layer 4-7 switches. The load balancing products will also benefit from improved application traffic intelligence and management capabilities.

Version 9.0 of TrafficWorks IronWare includes a number of new features ranging from denial of service (DoS) protection against TCO SYN and TCP ACK attacks at speeds of up to 1.5 million packets/seconds to extensible markup language (XML) switching capabilities to direct XML based traffic and a HTTP 1.1 Proxy Connection Manager to reduce the TCP overheads on servers.

Furthermore, the operating system is capable of integrating with Foundry’s IronView Network Manager to carry out sFlow based management and monitoring.

“With the release 9.0 of our TrafficWorks Ironware operating system, Foundry once again sets the bar for network infrastructure security, performance and manageability,” claims Chandra Kopparapu, vice president & general manager of the service provider and multi-layer switching business unit at Foundry Networks.

“By continuously innovating and advancing Layer 4-7 switching technology, Foundry ensures that its customers stay at the leading edge of the security and performance curve to ensure mission-critical application efficiency and security,” she adds.

Version 9.0s will be available from August for SerevrIron 100, 400 and 800 models, while the 9.1r release will hit the market in September for ServerIron 400 and 800 systems. Furthermore, 9.0s will be freely available to customers with existing support contracts.

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