Clavister launches new Next Generation Firewall Appliance

STOCKHOLM SWEDEN. 2017-05-24, by Andreas Åsander

Clavister, a leader in high-performance network security, has announced the launch of its latest next-generation firewall, the W40, offering high performance, flexible port configuration and redundancy to meet the requirements and demands from data centers, service providers and enterprises. Thanks to the unique combination of high performance, flexible port modules and license expansions the platform scales-in-place to meet an organization’s growing network security requirements.

The Clavister W40 delivers firewall performance of up to 20 Gbps, four (4) Gbps VPN throughput, two and half (2.5) million concurrent connections and has nine (9) built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports and two (2) module slots. The module slots can be populated with the Clavister Expansion Modules that are available in different port-configurations. This ensures that the W40 aligns seamlessly with network transformation and growing needs for capacity, which are typical requirements in larger data-centres and service provider networks.

Key features include:

  • High performance.
  • Flexible interface options using field configurable module slots.
  • Next-generation firewalling, including Application Control, User Awareness, IDP, Antivirus, Antispam, Geo-IP and more.
  • WAN Load Balancing.
  • Server Load Balancing.
  • Centralized Management.
  • High Availability Clustering.
  • Robust Hardware Architecture with redundant, hot-swappable power supplies.
  • Flexible licensing options.

John Vestberg, CTO and VP of Product Management of Clavister, states, “The Clavister W40 is a high performance platform optimized for the latest cOS Core version, enabling best-in-class capacity, scalability and performance delivering powerful next-generation firewalling and interface flexibility. The advanced application and content control features, centralized management and future-proof licensing will offer robust protection both now and as organisations expand their operations. It offers great value-for-money and is the ideal platform for medium sized data centers, service providers and enterprises.”

The Clavister W40 is naturally positioned between the current Clavister W30 and W50, offering significantly better performance for UTM and Next Generation Features such as Application Control, Antivirus and IPS than the smaller W30. Compared to the Clavister W50 it offers less performance and slightly less networking I/O flexibility, thereby making it ideal for customers who needs multi gigiabit UTM / Next Generation Firewalling capacity but does not have the budget or extreme capacity needs corresponding to what the W50 has to offer.

The Clavister W40 gateway is available with two license models, standard and Pro, and is available for immediate shipping and can be purchased through Clavister Certified Distributors and Resellers.

Read more about Clavister's Next Generation Firewalls and the Clavister W40 appliance here.