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Quarry Technologies achieves world's highest IPsec VPN and firewall throughput; introduces the iQsec intelligent network security system
March 18, 2002
BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Quarry Technologies, an innovative supplier of intelligent network-security systems, today announced that in performance testing, conducted by The Tolly Group, its iQ8000(TM) Service Edge Switch attained full Gigabit Ethernet line rate per flow, while running encrypted Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), stateful firewalls and fine-grained traffic policing simultaneously, on every interface of a fully-configured device. No other system on the market has ever demonstrated such high-performance or uncompromising network security capabilities. The Tolly Group, a leading independent networking industry test lab, ran the tests and reported the results. Engineers from Spirent Communications, a top supplier of performance analysis solutions, were on hand for the assessment, and assisted with the test equipment. A SmartBits 6000B system equipped with SmartFlow and new TeraVPN applications was used as the primary analysis tool. "Quarry Technologies' device performance was recorded up to full Gigabit Ethernet rate even while the high security IPsec standards of 3DES/SHA-1 were active." said Bahaa Moukadam, Spirent Communications, SmartBits Division, Vice President of Product Marketing. "Enabling additional services did not seem to have a negative impact on the system's throughput." System latency under load, tunnel setup rate, and service management capabilities were also tested, and revealed outstanding results. For a copy of The Tolly Group Up-To-Spec Certification test summary visit Quarry Technologies' web site: www.quarrytech.com In a separate release: Quarry Technologies, an innovative supplier of intelligent network-security systems, today announced the introduction of its iQsec(TM) solution for large, high-speed networks. Based on the company's iQ4000(TM) and iQ8000(TM) Service Edge Switches, the iQsec solution encompasses specially priced configurations, proven to deliver robust security services at gigabit speeds. In recent tests conducted by The Tolly Group, a top networking industry test lab, an iQ8000 switch configured with the iQsec feature pack achieved the highest throughput ever recorded for IPsec encrypted Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Internet firewalls. Furthermore, the switch's outstanding performance did not degrade as additional advanced capabilities, including Quality of Service (QoS), were activated. For a copy of the test summary visit: www.quarrytech.com "Quarry Technologies' prospective customers are enthusiastic about the leading performance, management control and value of the iQsec solution," said Dave Kosiur, Senior Analyst at the Burton Group. "With network bandwidth increasing, sophisticated security attacks mounting, and infrastructure budgets shrinking, this system may be just what's needed for service providers and large enterprises." Quarry Technologies Inc.
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