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F5’s BIG – IP Advanced Firewall Manager streamlines security controls by integrating both the network firewall and security app into a centralized system.
Application delivery giant F5 networks has just released a series of new firewall applications designed for data centers.
F5’s arsenal covers everything from DDoS attacks to securing mobile devices on financial networks. The biggest news is, however, F5’s core BIG – IP application delivery hardware; perfect for data center deployments.
F5’s newest firewall, BIG – IP Advanced Firewall Manager streamlines security controls by integrating both the network firewall and security app into a centralized system. BIG – IP can also run as a virtual machine, or in addition to existing management software. The 2000 series ADC displaces the outgoing 1600 series model in the product lineup. F5 claims the 2000 series is the cheapest ADC device featuring 10Gb Ethernet ports. When paired with the F5’s high end VIPRION 4800 blade chassis, sixteen 40Gb Ethernet ports can be provided to manage nearly 20 million L7 RPS. That’s good for 640Gbps of system i/o requests.
F5 will also offer a virtual version of BIG – IP firewall manager for added flexibility.
When combined with existing security software, F5’s virtual firewall strengthens the data center against DDoS attacks. DDoS attacks are among the most common and troublesome types of malicious attack; added security is always a plus.
Perhaps the best feature of F5 latest software and hardware package would be the centralized management console, which simplifies routine monitoring and deployment. Which is great because IT staffers have enough to worry about. So how much does F5’s latest and greatest cost? Enterprise hardware and software offerings don’t come cheap; expect to pay around $27, 000 for the application delivery firewall and around $18,000 for the 2000 series BIG – IP device.
— Colocation America (@ColocationUSA) February 1, 2013