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7th Gen - Single threaded performance experiences?

TX_ITTX_IT Enthusiast ✭✭


Our current non-TZ series deployments include an NSA 4600 HA pair and an NSA 2650 HA pair, with the 4600 approaching 5 years in age. The 2650s are a hair over a year old, and we specifically avoided SonicOS 7 for that deployment late in 2020 since it was so new and didn't want to deal with any uncertainties at the time.

However, now that another year has passed, we're weighing whether or not to make a jump to an NSA x700 to replace the 4600s in 2022 or just renew services for another year. On paper it looks like the 7th Gen hardware makes a pretty big leap in performance. It even has me questioning whether the 4700 would be overkill at this point.

Does anyone have any real world experience on what single-threaded speeds are possible on the 2700, 3700, or 4700 with all security services and/or DPI-SSL inspection?

Thank you!


Category: Mid Range Firewalls


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    MitatOngeMitatOnge All-Knowing Sage ✭✭✭✭

    Hi @TX_IT

    you should try virtual NSv270, you can download on / Products Management/ Trial Software/

    NSv270 has 2 core CPU. 1 core Data plane, 1 core Control Plane.

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    LitBobOnLitBobOn Newbie ✭

    Can't say I've used that hardware but going from a TZ400 to a TZ570 (Gen7) we didn't see any improvement. It didn't get any worse but still can't get closed to the wirespeed. YMMV....

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