ASIC-based vs. Software-based Security Platform

From: Klaus, Chris (ISSAtlanta) (CKlaus_at_iss.net)
Date: 08/26/03


Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 17:29:20 -0400
To: <focus-ids@securityfocus.com>

Several security companies have been touting that ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) hardware-based appliances are the future of network security.  I put together a whitepaper that compares ASIC-based and software-based security platforms, especially as they relate to IDS and the future direction of IDS.  The security whitepaper is available at:

   http://www.issadvisor.com/viewtopic.php?t=368

Like to get feedback and comments on the whitepaper. 

Thanks,
chris

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