The modern network is diverse. Infrastructure is typically designed and implemented on a per-project basis focused on the needs of the immediate project or application being delivered. Over time, this leads to a wide variety of throughput, latency, connectivity, and security requirements in different areas of a single organization. In an ideal situation, you could select a security appliance to protect the network based on the network performance requirements of the location. In practice, the selection isn’t that straightforward because security appliances with different throughputs often have different features as well. As a result, some organizations buy appliances with more throughput than they need to achieve some measure of feature standardization. Being forced to make such compromise is clearly not optimal and often wasteful.
Introducing the 3D7000 Series
The 3D7000 Series appliances perfectly complement the higher throughput 3D8000 Series appliances from Sourcefire. Providing feature parity across the complete appliance range, the 3D7000 Series and 3D8000 Series enable you to deploy security appliances based on the needs of the network link, not supplemental features. This eliminates over-buying while still achieving standardized features and management ease.
Just because a network link may be slower doesn’t mean the data it carries is any less critical. Sourcefire understands this and has included FirePOWER technology across the complete 3D7000 Series appliance range. FirePOWER is the Sourcefire universal security architecture that delivers best-in-class performance, availability, reliability, and low-latency security.
PERFORMANCE CHOICE WITHOUT COMPROMISE
In the 3D7000 Series appliances, the best technology and features are not reserved for only the most expensive models. Gain features such as redundant power supplies, low-latency inspection, and lights out management without having to buy a model with more throughput than you need.
|Sourcefire 3D7000 Model||3D7110||3D7120|
|Monitoring Interfaces||(8) 1Gbps copper; (8) 1Gbps fiber SR||(8) 1Gbps copper; (8) 1Gbps fiber SR|
|Programmable Fail Open Interfaces||Yes||Yes|
|Management Interface Speed||10/100/1000||10/100/1000|
|Typical Latency||< 150 microseconds||< 150 microseconds|
|Lights Out Management||Yes||Yes|
|Dual Power Supplies||Yes||Yes|
*Exact network performance experienced will vary depending on conditions outside of the control of
Sourcefire, including the protocol mix and average packet size inspected.