Tolly recently spoke with Carolyn Raab, VP Product Management at Corsa Technology regarding their NSE7000 product announcement for DDoS mitigation, which is a line of network security enforcement appliances. For more information, visit https://www.corsa.com/ or follow them on Twitter at CorsaTech.
Here are a few key elements that we gleaned from speaking with Carolyn:
Who is Corsa?
Corsa Technology develops high-performance infrastructure to connect the world’s biggest networks simply and securely. With switching, routing and enforcement equipment specifically designed to economically scale networks, Corsa is expert at high throughput networking. For more information, please visit www.corsa.com.
Can you share some details on DDoS attacks and how can Corsa assist in cleaning the pipes?
Multi-vector DDoS attacks have been in the news as a commonly used attack method to bring down an online service by overwhelming the service with attack traffic from multiple sources. These attacks are a combination of volumetric attack traffic (aimed at network infrastructure) and application layer attacks aimed at application services.
The best approach separates DDoS detection from DDoS mitigation (enforcement). It deals with volumetric attack traffic separately from application layer attack traffic. And the volumetric DDoS mitigation is done anywhere in the network it is needed. So whether your detection infrastructure is distributed or centralized, per Corsa by adding Red Armor high performance enforcement it can help defeat large scale volumetric DDoS attacks before they propagate further downstream.
What is NSE70000 and how does it benefits organizations?
Based on Corsa’s background as an SDN networking equipment company and their line-rate flow forwarding expertise Corsa recently announced the NSE7000, which is a family of line-rate 10G and 100G network security enforcement appliances for DDoS mitigation, which Corsa refers to as “Universal Mitigation”.
Red Armor is added to any network with existing DDoS detection infrastructure or greenfield opportunities
As a bump in the wire (not a Tap), the NSE7000 is completely transparent to the network and does not require any configuration on the routers or to share routing resources. See more information on the platform below: