Array Networks eliminates the trade-off between security, performance and agility. Our Network Functions Platform combines the best attributes of dedicated hardware, virtualization and software-centric computing to create an environment that provides guaranteed performance and flexible management for security virtual appliances.
Many enterprise and service provider data centers are home to a fleet of traditional hardware firewalls, VPNs, IPS/IDS/UTM appliances and secure web gateways. These products are typically reliable and deliver a high degree of performance; however, they are also inflexible and can incur significant expense in terms of space, power and cooling.
The Network Functions Platform takes a more efficient approach; consuming just two rack units, the platform can host up to 32 security virtual appliances. In the case of an Array platform hosting multiple next-generation firewalls, each delivers performance equivalent to a one rack unit hardware firewall – a multifold improvement in space, power and cooling. Conversely, virtual next-generation firewalls running on Array’s platform demonstrate a significant improvement in performance as compared to running on general-purpose servers.
The platform also achieves a level of flexibility that far exceeds traditional hardware appliances. Security functions may be spun up on-demand via remote management and may be integrated with cloud management systems for automated provisioning. Functions can be assigned to larger VMs for higher levels of performance, capacity is available on a pay-as-you-go basis and VMs can be repurposed as needed to support other security virtual appliances.
Jiangxi, China University Deployment
AVX Series for Data Center Consolidation, Service Chaining and Security
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