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Array AVX Series Network Functions Platforms

AVX Series virtualized appliances can support multiple network functions

Multiple Network Functions

AVX Series appliances can host vAPV virtual application delivery controller (ADC), vxAG virtual secure access gateway (SSL VPN) or 3rd-party networking, security and application delivery functions, and can mix and match virtual appliances as needed to meet deployment requirements. Current 3rd-party vendor support includes Fortinet FortiGate next-generation firewalls and Positive Technologies PT AF virtual web application firewalls.

AVX virtualized appliances support flexible size options, which can be mixed and matched

Flexible Size Options

AVX Series appliances can host four different size vAPV, vxAG and 3rd-party instances: entry, small, medium and large. Instances of different sizes can be mixed and matched as needed to meet deployment requirements. Smaller sizes will allow for more instances per system, and larger sizes will allow for greater performance per instance. In addition, the AVX3600 can host shared-entry instances which offer best-effort performance for smaller workloads where density is a primary consideration.

AVX Series can be purchased in quarter-capacity increments, allowing pay-as-you-grow scaling

Pay-As-You-Go Capacity

AVX Series appliances can be purchased in quarter-capacity increments, allowing you to pay for what you need today and purchase additional capacity as needed to meet future deployment requirements. vAPV and vxAG licenses are included free of charge; mix and match different functions and sizes up to your purchased system capacity.

Each virtual ADC or SSL VPN instance is assigned dedicated resources for guaranteed performance

Guaranteed Performance

Each vAPV, vxAG and 3rd-party instance is automatically assigned dedicated CPU, SSL, memory and input/output interfaces to ensure guaranteed performance per virtual appliance. In addition, dedicated resources are reserved for hypervisor management to eliminate virtual machine contention and enable SLAs for business-critical customers and applications. For shared-entry instances, available only on AVX3600, best-effort performance is provided.

AVX Series provides high availability at both the system and virtual appliance levels.

High Availability

AVX Series appliances provide high availability at both system and virtual appliance levels. By deploying a high availability pair of vAPV, vxAG, or 3rd-party instances across a pair of AVX Series appliances, availability is assured in the event that either a system or a virtual appliance is unresponsive.

vAPV Virtual ADC

Availability

Local server load balancing, as well as both global server load balancing (GSLB) and link load balancing (LLB) preserve application uptime should servers, network segments, data centers or ISP links, become unresponsive or overburdened.

Performance

SSL offloading, connection multiplexing, caching, compression and traffic shaping accelerate Web and application performance while markedly improving network connection and back-end server efficiency.

Security

A purpose-built, ‘Heartbleed proof’ SSL encryption stack, in addition to a reverse proxy architecture, kernel-level ACLs, packet filtering, DDoS protection and WebWall™ application security suite, provide security for mission-critical business applications.

Control

Persistence can be assured, Layer-7 switching rules can route application traffic to defined servers, and HTTP headers can be manipulated to improve application functionality without requiring additional application development.

Management & Orchestration

Array’s eCloud™ RESTful API can be used to enable orchestration of application delivery functions from virtualization management and cloud platforms such as OpenStack Neutron LBaaS, VMware vRealize Orchestrator, and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

vxAG Virtual SSL VPN

Access Methods

Select from a range of access methods including Layer-3 network level connectivity, application-level access, Web access and RDP access to physical and virtual desktops via a unified client that provides a superior mix of flexibility, control and security.

Authentication, Authorization & Auditing (AAA)

Includes a policy engine for per-user, identity-based access to files, URLs, applications and networks; supports device-based pre-authorization and authentication, easily interfaces with multi-factor authentication providers such as RSA, Duo, Syferlock and others, and provides extensive statistics and logs.

Across-the-Board Security

Provides superior 2048-bit SSL encryption performance, includes endpoint security with device-based identification, cache cleaning host-checking and flexible policies to protect applications and servers against malicious attack.

Mobility

Supports secure access from mobile iOS and Android devices as well as VPN on demand, HTML5 app access via a secure browser, remote access to physical and virtual desktops and integrated mobile application management.

User Experience

Supports up to 256 separate portals per virtual SSL VPN instance. Each can be fully customized to meet the security and usability requirements of multiple entities (such as tenants or communities of interest). Based on Array’s SpeedCore® architecture, which delivers the industry’s leading performance.

3rd Party VA Support

Fortinet FortiGate Virtual Appliances

AVX Series Network Functions Platforms delivery guaranteed performance through dedicated resources for Array vAPV virtual application delivery controllers and Fortinet FortiGate virtual appliance instances. The combined solution provides high scalability for the FortiGate virtual appliance and supports a pay-as-you-grow license model as well as service chaining with other 3rd-party security VAs.

Together, the AVX/vAPV/FortiGate solution provides best-of breed technologies for critical security functions to protect the network, as well as assure top-end performance for vital business applications in the virtual environment.

Solution Brief: Deploying Fortinet FortiGate NGFWs on AVX

FortiGate VM (NGFW) Deployment Guide for AVX Series Network Functions Platform

Positive Technologies Application Firewall

AVX Certified VA AVX Series Network Functions Platforms deliver guaranteed performance through dedicated CPU, SSL resources, I/O and memory for Array vAPV virtual application delivery controller and Positive Technologies Application Firewall instances. The combination of Array's AVX Series and vAPV virtual load balancers help assure that the PT AF virtual appliances perform at the highest possible level.

The combined AVX/vAPV/PT AF solution allows enterprises to deploy best-of-breed technologies for both the security and the performance of their applications.

Load Balancing and Application Firewall with vAPV and Positive Technologies Solution Brief

Positive Technologies PT AF (WAF) Deployment Guide for AVX Series Network Functions Platform

Hillstone CloudEdge NGFW

AVX Series Network Functions Platforms delivery guaranteed performance through dedicated resources for Array vAPV virtual application delivery controllers and Hillstone CloudEdge virtual NGFW instances. The combined solution provides high scalability for the CloudEdge virtual NGFW and supports a pay-as-you-grow license model as well as service chaining with other 3rd-party security VAs.

Together, the AVX/vAPV/CloudEdge solution provides best-of breed technologies for critical security functions to protect the network, as well as assure top-end performance for vital business applications in the virtual environment.

Solution Brief: Hillstone Networks' CloudEdge Integrates with Array's Network Functions Platform for Advanced Threat Protection

Hillstone CloudEdge NGFW Deployment Guide for AVX Series Network Functions Platform

Supports 3rd Party Virtual Appliances

Supports KVM-based 3rd party virtual appliances such as virtual next-generation firewalls, virtual Web vulnerability scanners and other logical complements to Array’s application delivery networking solutions.

AVX Series Specifications

  AVX3600
(Medium Instance, ½ capacity)
AVX7600
(Medium Instance, ¼ capacity)
AVX10650
(Medium Instance, ⅛ capacity)
vAPV Virtual ADC      
Connections per Second 325K 195K 165K
Throughput 18Gbps 18Gbps 14Gbps
SSL Transactions per Second 12K 9K 9K
vxAG Virtual SSL VPN      
SSL Transactions Per Second 12K 9K 9K

Product Literature

Data Sheets Case Studies White Papers Solution Briefs Articles

Intel Solution Brief: Array Networks Delivers Deterministic Edge Networking

AVX Series Network Functions Platforms Streamline NFV & Deliver Agility-at-Scale

SSL Intercept Gives 3rd-Party Security Devices Visibility into Encrypted Traffic

Multi-Layer DDoS Protection across Network Session and Application Layers

Deploying Fortinet FortiGate NGFWs on AVX Series Network Functions Platforms

Load Balancing and Application Firewall with vAPV and Positive Technologies

Hillstone Networks' CloudEdge Integrates with Array's Network Functions Platform for Advanced Threat Protection

What Clients Say

For our clients that need to scale, Array load balancers provide significant cost savings in hardware, maintenance, set up, rack space and power.

Pat Hammack

SVP of Product Development, FiServ

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