Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Cisco has rolled out a new update for its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) line of firewalls, providing a virtualized variant of the ASA to support multi-tenant environments. ASA 9.0 can now enable data centers to cluster up to eight firewalls into one logical unit to deliver up to 320 gigabits of firewall throughput and 60 gigabits of IPS throughput. The net result is the ability to manage security policies for both the physical world and the virtual world, and, by extension, the cloud environment. The offering also supports V-motion, meaning that as changes are made, the security policies adjust dynamically.