The A7600 and A6800 are two new models in Hillstone Networks’ A-Series Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW). Hillstone Networks has developed these new firewall models to help businesses secure their expanding network edges, deliver strong network security capabilities, and promote sustainability with solutions in a small 1RU form factor.
The recently published ‘Cost of a Breach 2022’ research from IBM stated that 83 percent of the businesses surveyed had experienced multiple breaches. The cost, damages, and recovery from a single breach are all rising, and cyberattacks aren’t stopping. The amount and complexity of traffic in today’s IT settings continue to dramatically grow as a result of the proliferation of various services like videos, applications, and cloud-based things, all against the backdrop of aggressive cyberattacks. Increased service connection would also mean more complicated vulnerabilities to protect against.
For business clients, Hillstone Networks’ A-Series NGFW would offer a reliable platform for enabling an SD-WAN solution to bridge connectivity and security concerns. According to Hillstone, a quicker, more affordable, and more secure local Internet connection is now possible at remote places thanks to the integration, which combines network VPN and security in one device or client. Customers can also access a Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution to meet their remote access security needs. This solution includes context-aware, adaptive access control and identity-based, least-privileged secure access, all of which improve the security and efficiency of their remote connections.
Hillstone A-Series Next Generation Firewalls
Enterprises would demand high-performing next-generation firewalls to protect against more sophisticated attacks, satisfy bandwidth needs, and provide today’s service standards. IT professionals would now have to safeguard unanticipated depths as the network edge grows beyond the conventional on-premises network perimeter because the edge must secure every tier of the IT stack.
On the basis of resources or money, IT teams would frequently choose one demand over another. Hillstone’s patented Hardware (HW) Acceleration Engine offloads network traffic off the processor, freeing up resources for comprehensive security services. This would enable high-traffic applications and situations to benefit from accelerated threat detection and prevention capabilities. The NGFW can filter through and protect even the most latency-sensitive applications, such as multimedia streaming, broker services, and other high-volume transactions, thanks to the HW Acceleration Engine’s ultra-low latency in network packet forwarding.
With throughputs of 200 Gbps and 280 Gbps, raw processing speed would enable packet forwarding in only a few microseconds, ensuring quality of service across networks. These services include enterprise-grade security features out of the box, such as comprehensive and advanced threat protection for both known and unknown malware with a variety of security services, such as intrusion prevention, IP reputation, URL filtering, anti-spam, anti-virus, cloud sandbox, and botnet C2.
“Because today’s network traffic across all applications and services is increasing both in complexity, and in volume across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments, a high performing NGFW is no longer optional – it is now mandatory,” said Tim Liu, co-founder and CTO of Hillstone Networks. “Today’s data centers, edge locations, service providers are looking for a powerful solution that delivers on multiple fronts – security, performance, and customer experience. The new NGFW offerings deliver the on the needs of our customers today with the flexibility of multiple deployment models.”