Finding an IPS appliance with exactly the right throughput and interface options for your network is hard enough. Even if you find the perfect match for your requirements now, it’s tough to plan for what you’ll need in the future—especially while working within today’s budget.
Introducing the 8000 Series Appliances from Sourcefire
The 8000 Series appliances marry an extensible platform with the industry’s fastest and most accurate IPS inspection to fit into your network today and in the future.
At the heart of the new 8000 Series appliances lies the breakthrough FirePOWER™ acceleration technology, providing market-leading performance with greater energy efficiency.
NSS Labs tested the flagship Sourcefire 8260 with real-world traffic mixes and practical IPS policies applied. This sensor delivered 27.6Gbps of real-world throughput, more than doubling the throughput of the next nearest NSS Labs-tested competitor and also taking the lead in cost effectiveness and energy efficiency. Plus, the Sourcefire Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) is ranked number one in default and tuned detection.
|Sourcefire 8260||Next-closest Competitor|
|NSS-tested, Real-world Throughput||27.6Gbps||11.5Gbps|
|Annual Energy Cost/Mbps||$0.04||$0.06|
Source: NSS Labs Network IPS Individual Product Test Results, Sourcefire 8260 IPS Appliance, April 2011; and NSS Labs Network IPS Group Test, Q4 2010.
Flexibility for Growth
Easily Change Interface Configuration
Instead of the usual fixed port configuration of most high-end security appliances, the modularity of the 8000 Series appliances enables you to choose and change the number and type of interfaces for the appliance. Various Network Modules (NetMods) are inserted into the 8000 Series appliances to customize the interface configuration that is right for your network. NetMods are available with integrated fail open/bypass capabilities in the following options:
This approach gives you a low entry price and a simple upgrade path. For those needing 1Gbps copper ports today, but have a 10Gbps fiber migration path in the future, this modular approach gives you the option to simply swap out a NetMod and have exactly what you need to fit your network at all times. With up to seven NetMod slots per chassis, the 8000 Series appliances offer industry-leading port density.
Boost Throughput Up to 4x
The 8140, 8250, and 8260 appliances offer additional flexibility to grow with your network throughput demands by stacking.
With flexible options like these, you can rest easy knowing that your investment is protected for the long-term.