Switcher and Encryption useage

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Aug 27th, 2008
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We have a couple of network applications that do not use any type of encryption they are in the building automation field.


They work just fine over the network, but now some of our customers are concerned with hackers and such that they want us to implement 128bit encryption.


My question is can this be done at the switch level, vs at the individual application?


Would make our lifes easier to do this in hardware :)

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dhananjoy chowdhury Wed, 08/27/2008 - 22:27
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There are various products for doing SSL encryption/decryption at the GW level and passing on the clear HTTp traffic to the back end Web/Application servers.


- Cisco ACE Web Application Firewall

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/contnetw/ps5719/ps9586/data_sheet_c78-458627.html


- Baracuda Website Firewall ( earlier it was Netcontinuum Web Application FW)

http://www.barracudanetworks.com/ns/products/web-site-firewall-overview.php

Farrukh Haroon Thu, 08/28/2008 - 00:03
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Not many switches support encryption. You can either make a L2TP/IPSEC tunnel directly to the server using microsoft's VPN technology or use a Router/Firewall/VPN Conc. etc


Regards


Farrukh

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