No two Next-Gen Firewalls are the same, and firmware updates don’t always go according to plan.

Not to be confused with standard Perimeter Firewalls, Next-Gen Firewalls (NGFWs) provide the means to perform multiple advanced cyber-security functions on one appliance.

However, when some advanced security functions are used, or a company upgrades to a new critical application that requires traffic inspection, the extra strain placed on the NGFW can have a detrimental effect on network performance.

Using realistic network traffic, Safire pinpoints performance bottlenecks in simple-to-understand graphs, clearly revealing how features like anti-virus, app control, Intrusion Prevention Systems and SSL decryption can impact throughput. This allows you to run well-informed NGFW evaluations in full context to your unique environment.


Will that new application kill your Next-Gen Firewall?

Connect Xena Safire to your NGFW, define a traffic profile that matches your network and select which NGFW features you want to measure.

Initiate the test and within minutes Safire will compile a comprehensive PDF report, detailing how each feature impacts performance with easy-to-understand graphs that clearly pinpoint the NGFW’s breaking point.

Will that firmware upgrade work as promised?

Downtime, functionality loss and performance dips can occur as the result of a corrupt or badly-coded update, but Safire combats this risk by letting you test your Next-Gen Firewall in the real world to identify any unforeseen issues. Furthermore, if you’re running a simple update (like a GUI upgrade) while the NGFW is live, you can check to see if anything has been affected by the update and compare with the pre-update performance.

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