Industry’s first NGFW card for data centre switches.
Huawei today revealed a new Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) card on CE12800 series switches, the industry’s first NGFW card developed for data centre switches.
Under tests conducted by The Tolly Group, the solution delivered high performance and a high throughput of up to 40 Gbps, supporting up to 12 million concurrent connections, with capacity to be virtualised into 1,024 virtual firewalls.
As demand for cloud computing, Big Data, and mobile boosts the growth of data centres, security risks are also on the rise with data centres topping hackers’ priority list.
Huawei understood the necessity to ensure ROI and reduced construction costs while enhancing data centre security.
Through a dedicated software and hardware platform architecture, the CE12800 NGFW card features strong security capabilities of Huawei’s NGFW devices, achieving comprehensive threat defence and precise application access control.
Huawei’s CE12800 switches were claimed to to be the world’s highest-performing data centre switches, delivering a maximum of 64 Tbps switching capacity per chassis, with 4 Tbps bandwidth per slot.
The solution will enable the implementation of both data switching and security protection functions.
The tests, conducted by The Tolly Group, also concluded that the card could be seamlessly integrated in Huawei’s CE12800 data centre switches, achieving simple deployment and elastic scalability.
In addition to basic firewall functions, it will also support application-layer network security features such as Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), antivirus (AV), anti-spam, and web filtering.
Zach Schaffer, Director of Operations, The Tolly Group, said: "The Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) card on Huawei CE12800 series switches is developed for data centre switches.
"It features flexible scalability and comprehensive threat protection capability. The test results show that the security card can accommodate the requirements of data centre networks for high security performance and flexible scalability.
"In addition, the security card is capable of substantially reducing customers’ network maintenance costs. We are convinced that customers who want to purchase data centre switches will be very interested in our test results of this type of security cards."
Yu Li, Vice President, Switch & Enterprise Communications Product Line, Huawei, said: "The rollout of Huawei’s CE12800 data centre switch NGFW card marks a more complete Huawei data centre network product portfolio. The NGFW card enables deep convergence of network and security, ensuring a high ROI while lowering network construction costs.
"Moreover, network and security devices can be managed in a unified manner, which helps customers to improve management of multiple systems from different vendors."