F5 Data Center Firewall Aces Performance Test

Huge data center, check. Multiple 10G Ethernet pipes, check. Load Balancer, check. Firewall? Really? Do network architects need to buy yet another box and likely take a performance hit? Not according to F5 Networks, which says its BIG-IP 10200v with Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) can handle traffic at 80-Gbps rates while screening and protecting tens of millions of connections and simultaneously load-balancing server traffic. In this exclusive Clear Choice test, Network World put those claims to the test. Read how F5 performed.

Sponsor: F5 Networks