Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
Cisco Systems in February rolled out a new line of Firepower next-generation firewall offerings aimed at bringing better throughput and protections down to the midmarket. The new 2100 series is focused on bringing ease of deployment, ease of management and performance to the midrange next-generation firewall market, said Dave Stuart, Cisco's director of product marketing and network security. To do that, San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco has deployed a dual multi-core CPU architecture that allows companies to layer on advanced threat detection and an intrusion prevention system without sacrificing performance, Stuart said. The company said the offering has enabled midmarket and commercial customers to consolidate the number of suppliers they're working with by turning to broader, platform-oriented security vendors like Cisco.