Methodologies and Products Used by Brian Rubarts' Team to Power Heartland's Payment System


  • Multi-homed BGP for Internet connectivity
  • Cisco SAFE Architecture
  • Global and Local server load-balancing

Hardware and Software

  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 switches, CSS/CSM load balancers, GSS load balancers, and routers
  • Cisco Infiniband SF switches and multi-fabric gateways
  • Cisco MDS fibre-channel storage switches
  • Checkpoint firewalls on Nokia, Crossbeam, and Secure Platform -- including VSX
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance
  • Cisco AS5400 and Hypercom MegaNAC dial concentrators
  • Cisco SecureACS, TACACS, and RADIUS
  • F5 Firepass VPN Concentrators
  • Juniper DX application accelerators
  • Radware application accelerators
  • Cisco 3000-series VPN (IPSec and SSL) concentrators
  • Windows servers ( NT 4.0, 2000, 2003) and Active Directory
  • VMware