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Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

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Regular Contributor

Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

Hi,

Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

Can anyone share a kb or doc link on this?

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Respected Contributor

Re: Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

Do you mean like the SSL acceleration chip in the SA6x00 series (in which the bulk SSL encryption/decryption provides assistance on a dedicated chip)? Or something else?
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Re: Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

I was always told not to enable the accelator by JTAC and Engineers. Everytime we did had issues.

Maintenance->system->options

Has this been addressed in newer code.

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Respected Contributor

Re: Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

It has highly improved with 7.2, yes; however, it is still a site-by-site decision after it is enabled
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Regular Contributor

Re: Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

Hi all,

Is there any kb or doc links on this?
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Respected Contributor

Re: Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

There is information in the admin guide about the benefits of the hardware acceleration; however, there is nothing specific about if it will be beneficial in specific environments

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Regular Contributor

Re: Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

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Re: Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

Here is a documentation about the performance impact by disabling ssl acceleration:

 

http://kb.pulsesecure.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=KB12912&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US&sear...

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Regular Contributor

Re: Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

Thus, does SSL VPN (MAG) support hardware encryption acceleration? (Y/N)
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Valued Contributor

Re: Does SSL VPN support hardware encryption acceleration?

Only the SM-360 blade supports SSL acceleration.