Fidelis Cybersecurity and Netgate Announce Integrated Network Security Solution for AWS Hosted Applications

Press Release

Fidelis Network Sensors coupled with Netgate TNSR provides easy-to-deploy cloud
mirror port for traffic visibility, threat detection, and data loss and theft detection

November 1, 2018 (AUSTIN, TX and BETHESDA, MD) – Fidelis Cybersecurity and Netgate today announced an integrated solution that combines Netgate® TNSR™ with Fidelis Network® sensors to enable advanced visibility, threat detection, and data loss/theft detection for applications and data hosted within Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Netgate’s TNSR Secure Networking Software Platform provides a high-speed network mirror port which directs packet traffic to a Fidelis Network sensor running in AWS that then provides deep visibility across all traffic, ports, and protocols; threat detection and response; and data loss prevention. With TNSR, the full power of Fidelis Network can be deployed within the AWS cloud without performance limitations.

Owing to compelling economics and IT infrastructure flexibility, business and government IT workloads are rapidly transitioning from premises-based data centers to cloud service providers (CSPs).  But challenges arise when CSP compute instances are unable to route network traffic at the speeds required by high-powered threat detection and data loss prevention solutions. In a world where cyber attackers will exploit the slightest weakness for activist, financial, or nation-state gain, traffic inspection speed is vital. But to effectively inspect, traffic has to first be presented to inspection engines without bandwidth or latency constraints. Netgate’s TNSR enables AWS EC2 instances equipped with Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) to deliver high-speed traffic directly to Fidelis Network sensors running in AWS.  With this integration, Fidelis Network can execute the same level of sophisticated threat detection and response performance in the cloud that its customers enjoy on premises.

“Our solutions support government, service provider, and large enterprise security needs where tens of gigabits per second of network traffic must be routinely and reliably examined for cyber threats,” said Tim Roddy, Vice President of Product Management, Fidelis Cybersecurity. “Fidelis Network sensors must perform seamlessly for these customers, regardless of where the inspection point is located. Netgate’s TNSR presents cloud traffic to us without constraint, letting us address customer needs wherever they are with respect to cloud migration.”

“This is the type of business problem we set out to address from the beginning with TNSR,” said Jim Thompson, Netgate CTO.  “High-speed packet processing is hardly new. Providing it at orders of magnitude less cost than six figure vendor-proprietary solutions - and irrespective of deployment location - is new. The possibilities of marrying advanced security stacks, like that of Fidelis Cybersecurity, with the packet processing speed and deployment agility of TNSR are very exciting. Enabling high-speed cloud traffic inspection is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Fidelis Network and Netgate TNSR are both available on AWS. Additional solution information is available:

Additionally, in early December, the two companies will host a joint webinar covering solution value and deployment. Click here to attend.

Contact Fidelis Cybersecurity sales or Netgate sales for more information.

About Fidelis Cybersecurity

Fidelis is the leader in automated detection and response. The Fidelis Elevate platform dramatically improves the effectiveness and efficiency of security operations by delivering comprehensive network visibility, rich metadata, intelligent deception, alert validation, and automated investigation and response across networks and endpoints. Fidelis is trusted by the most important brands in the world for its products and services.

About Netgate

Netgate is dedicated to developing and providing secure networking solutions to businesses, government and educational institutions around the world. pfSense® - the world’s leading open-source firewall - is actively developed by Netgate, with an installed base of over one million firewall users. TNSR extends the company’s open-source leadership and expertise into high-performance secure networking – capable of delivering compelling value at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.