New Tolly Group Tests Reveal Impressive Multitenant Performance and Scalability for NGFWs Leveraging Array AVX Series Platforms

Array Networks Inc. today announced the results of recent testing by The Tolly Group that benchmarked performance and scaling of industry-leading NGFW virtual appliances (VAs) running as multiple instances on Array’s AVX Series Network Functions Platform. Testing showed that performance improved by up to 86 percent greater than the NGFW manufacturer’s specifications for multiple VAs running simultaneously on the AVX Series. In addition, the tests indicated that per-VA transactions per second (TPS) scaled linearly across small, medium and large instance sizes, and aggregate system throughput and transactions per second across all running instances remained highly consistent. “The lower performance of security VAs running in standard virtual environments has always been one of the downsides of virtualizing these critical networking components,” said Kevin Tolly, founder of The Tolly Group. “Our testing of virtual, or software-defined, next-gen firewalls clearly shows that Array’s AVX Series virtualized, multitenant platform overcomes that obstacle to a virtualization strategy and provides linear scalability for future growth paths.” Security VAs are commonly deployed on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware in virtual environments that, while providing greater flexibility, use shared resources that can limit performance through contention. A few vendors offer multitenant appliances intended to counter the drawbacks of standard virtual environments, however these solutions often utilize shared resources – with the same performance hit of standard environments – or support only the manufacturer’s VAs.

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