Cisco Ships High-Performance Network Firewall for Data Centers

Cisco has announced its Cisco Firepower 2100 Series Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW). The series is designed for businesses that perform high volumes of sensitive transactions and supports their need to maintain uptime and protect critical business functions and data. The series aims to end the industry tug of war between performance and protection – with incorporation of a new scalable architecture and improvements of up to 200% greater throughput to eliminate bottlenecks – from the Internet edge to the data center.

“We know that businesses everywhere are struggling with a number of factors, including lack of talent and expanding attack surfaces, which can impact the effectiveness of even the best solutions,” says David Ulevitch, vice president and general manager for security business group at Cisco. “The 2100 Series addresses these challenges, making it easier for enterprises to manage their architecture and ensure that they have the best performance at all times.”

Cisco also unveiled additional security toolsets, including Cisco Firepower Device Manager for on-box requirements, Cisco Firepower Management Center for centralized security management needs, and Cisco Defense Orchestrator for cloud-based management.

The new Cisco Firepower 2100 Series NGFW is a family of four threat-focused NGFW security platforms (2110, 2120, 2130, and 2140) that deliver throughput ranges from 1.9-8.5 Gbps, for enterprise use cases from the Internet edge to the data center. Each delivers Cisco’s renowned reliability for network uptime, and twice the port density with 10 GbE connectivity in a compact 1RU design.

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