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Next-Generation Firewall Load Balancing & Scaling


 

The cyber-threat landscape is continuously evolving in both sophistication and sheer quantity of attacks as cyber-criminals gain maturity and increasingly refined toolkits. Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs)have become the first line of defense for enterprises the world over, by mitigating blind spots and providing critical security controls within virtual infrastructures.

Simultaneously, enterprises are migrating their network infrastructures to virtual environments to realize the cost-savings and agility provided by virtual appliances, including NGFWs. Running high-performance, highly complex solutions like NGFWs as virtual appliances on off-the-shelf, generic virtual resources comes at the expense of performance, however – NGFWs must contend with other virtual devices for resources, hypervisor overhead further reduces available resources, and the generic resources used in virtual environments were never designed to support compute-intensive networking and security virtual appliances.

Array's AVX Series Network Functions Platform is purpose-built to support NGFWs and other security and networking VAs with guaranteed performance through dedicated compute, I/O, memory and SSL resources. Deploying NGFWs on the AVX Series allows network managers to achieve agility at scale. In addition, by pairing NGFWs, Array's vAPV virtual application delivery controller, and other Array and 3rd-party security appliances – all running at optimum performance on the AVX Series – network managers can implement service chaining to route network traffic through a series of security and traffic management devices.

Fortinet FortiGate Virtual Appliances

AVX Series Network Functions Platforms deliver guaranteed performance through dedicated resources for Array vAPV virtual application delivery controllers and Fortinet FortiGate virtual appliance instances. The combined solution provides high scalability for the FortiGate virtual appliance and supports a pay-as-you-grow license model as well as service chaining with other 3rd-party security VAs.

Together, the AVX/vAPV/FortiGate solution provides best-of breed technologies for critical security functions to protect the network, as well as assure top-end performance for vital business applications in the virtual environment.

Solution Brief: Deploying Fortinet FortiGate NGFWs on AVX FortiGate VM (NGFW) Deployment Guide for AVX Series Network Functions Platform

Hillstone CloudEdge Virtual NGFW

The AVX Series Network Functions Platforms support guaranteed performance through dedicated resources for Array vAPV virtual application delivery controllers and Hillstone Networks' CloudEdge virtual appliances. The combined solution provides high scalability for the CloudEdge virtual appliance and supports a pay-as-you-grow license model as well as service chaining with other 3rd-party security VAs.

Together, the AVX/vAPV/CloudEdge solution provides best-of breed technologies for critical security functions to protect the network, as well as to assure top-end performance for vital business applications in the virtual environment.

Solution Brief: Hillstone Networks' CloudEdge Integrates with Array's Network Functions Platform for Advanced Threat Protection
Hillstone CloudEdge NGFW Deployment Guide for AVX Series Network Functions Platform