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Switcher and Encryption useage

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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Re: Switcher and Encryption useage

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

Re: Switcher and Encryption useage

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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