Forcepoint NGFW Difference - High Availability


The Forcepoint NGFW Difference

High Availability

Always-on architecture that keeps your network running


IDC Research found that customers who switched to Forcepoint experienced 70% less planned maintenance time and 38% fewer unplanned outages.

IDC Research, Forcepoint NGFW Business Value Snapshot, March 2017.

“We operate a powerful network with extremely high throughput, so performance was a primary consideration for our new firewall solution. Forcepoint NGFW is the ideal choice because it integrates state-of-the-art security features and robustness.”

Network Architect, Cegedim

Advanced firewall clustering that stays running — and stays fast

Forcepoint NGFWs can be deployed together in groups (not just pairs) called clusters that keep the network running, even if there’s a service interruption in any of the individual devices. Forcepoint’s approach to extreme reliability and transparent failover not only provides resilience but eliminates administrator wait times for scheduled service windows to perform crucial operations. Add hardware replacements and new network interface cards to nodes in a cluster (during business hours) without impacting availability of the network.

Zero-downtime policy updates and software upgrades

With Forcepoint NGFW, there’s no need to take firewalls offline to update their security policies. Respond immediately to security incidents without compromising your connectivity, and even upgrade the software running in nodes in a cluster seamlessly, without waiting for service windows or dropping any packets.

Multi-ISP WAN Clustering

Forcepoint is a pioneer in clustering different network links together. Our Multi-Link VPN technology makes it easy to use commercial broadband links and dedicated leased lines to eliminate single points of failure, reduce networking costs, increase capacity and improve quality of service.

Resilient management that keeps operations running

The Forcepoint NGFW Security Management Center (SMC) enables multiple servers use so you can keep administering your network and investigating incidents, even if the primary server goes offline.

IDC: The Business Value of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Solutions

In a recent study, IDC analyzed the business value and benefits of supporting network operations with Forcepoint NGFW solutions. The research included interviews with eight organizations relying upon Forcepoint’s NGFW to connect and protect their networks and business operations. IDC created a model based upon their analysis to identify the costs and real benefits of deploying Forcepoint NGFW.

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