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LinuxPlanet: Netli Adds App-Level SSL To Ultra High Speed Network

Nov 17, 2003, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"At Comdex this week, Netli will announce the addition of hardware-based application-level acceleration and encryption for Web sites that use its Linux-enabled NetLightning high speed Internet overlay network. The three-year-old Silicon Valley start-up will also make an official rollout of four more blue-chip customers: Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, Tektronix, and Scholastic Publishing.

"Accomplished through a deal with nCipher, the new application-level Secure Socket Layer (SSL) option is geared mainly to Web portals operated by government, financial, and medical organizations, said Willie M. Tejada, vice president of marketing and business development, during a pre-briefing with LinuxPlanet.

"To reduce network latency, particularly over long distances, Netlightning uses transport protocols developed inhouse--in place of traditional HTTP and TCP--between its network endpoints..."

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