Edge computing systems are gaining market traction because they deliver new services, reduce backbone network traffic, and offer much lower latency services. Securing these new services is a challenge due to the complexity of integrating the access, core, and cloud network elements required for their deployment. Firewalls are the state-of-the-art first line of defense for edge-based applications, but to be successful in these newer and more dynamic environments requires firewall solutions that are both agile and elastically scalable. Lanner has partnered with key industry players to assemble an all-in-one switch-server solution with the agility and performance required for high-performance edge data protection.
To address edge firewall challenges, Lanner has partnered with Red Hat, NoviFlow, and Fortinet to create CyberElastic™, a firewall solution that runs on Lanner’s HTCA-6600 multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform solution. CyberElastic makes use of Intel® architecture processors for performance and Intel® Tofino™ P4-programmable switch ASICs for high-throughput data networking and innovative load balancing functionality. CyberElastic delivers a pre-integrated, scale-out edge firewall service featuring pay-as-you-grow economics, analytics, easy installation, configuration, and remote monitoring.