At 13:34 28/09/95 -0500, Ken Hardy wrote:
>Here's a press release about an ATM `firewall' product. I'm providing
>this for informational purposes only; I've no relationship with this
>company and no knowledge of this product.
Hi, I am Bobby Yan from NERA (SEA) in Singapore. We are the distributor for
FORE Systems ATM switches in Singapore. As such I will be greatly
appreicated if you could sends me more information
on ATM Firewall products and its technology used...
Senior Customer Support Engineer
NERA Telecommunication (SEA) Pte Ltd
>NSC DEMONSTRATES FIRST ATM FIREWALL SECURITY AT NETWORLD+INTEROP
>ATLANTA, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Systems Corp. (NSC), a
>wholly-owned subsidiary of Storage Technology Corp. (NYSE: STK),
>demonstrated at the Networld+Interop trade show this week the first
>security firewall for ATM networks. Industry ATM and security experts
>readily recognize that IP traffic running over ATM is open to tampering
>and theft. NSC's ATM firewall provides robust security for
>departmental and near-term pure ATM networks, as well as IP over ATM
>"Companies moving to ATM are becoming increasingly aware that ATM
>networks are wide open to security breaches," said Tom Gilbert,
>director of marketing, internetworking. "Nearly all network security
>breaches are conducted using IP. Traditional IP firewalls require
>packet reassembly for ATM networks. This has the disadvantage of
>introducing latency and is a performance bottleneck for otherwise high
>performance ATM networks. That means that most IP traffic traversing
>ATM networks is unprotected."
>The device demonstrates IP firewalling at full duplex OC-3 (155 Mbps)
>speeds without reassembling cells into packets, for a total of 300,000
>packets per second. It also performs hardware firewalling at a
>constant 15 microseconds per cell.
>The ATM firewall technology will be further developed in a product to
>be introduced in the second quarter of 1996, the company said. The ATM
>firewall is being demonstrated in NSC Networld+Interop booth #868.
>Minneapolis-based Network Systems Corp. provides comprehensive
>solutions for implementing high performance secure enterprise
>For more information on NSC secure internetworking products, contact
>NSC at 800-NETINFO ext. 220 or via the Internet at
>http://www.network.com. Media, contact Paul Payack, NSC, at 612-424-
>1555 or pjjpayack @
com, Pam Cronin, NSC, at 612-424-1508, or
>Mary Ellen Amodeo, Shandwick, 612-832-5000 x375 or