Scale-up Your Network Security Appliance

According to a recent release from IDC in June 2018, the first quarter of 2018 exhibited strong growth for network security markets due to consistent double-digit growth across nearly every region.  “Continued momentum from UTM as vendors reported $240.6 million more in revenue for 1Q18 than in 1Q17. Firewall and UTM are the strongest areas of growth as network refreshes drive perimeter security refreshes and as vendors add new features and improve performance across all product lines,” said Robert Ayoub, program director, Security Products.

In the Unified Threat Management (UTM) sub-market IDC reported that record-high revenues of $2.1 billion in 1Q18 were reached, a year-over-year growth of 16.1%. According to IDC the UTM market now represents more than 53% of worldwide revenues in the security appliance market.  The analyst firm also noted that Firewall and Content Management sub-markets recorded year-over-year revenue growth in 1Q18 of 17.4% and 7.5%, respectively.

Competition in security markets remains strong as vendors initiate cyclical refreshes of their appliance hardware, upgrading performance and encryption capabilities to counter new security vulnerabilities and to maintain or improve on price/performance ratios.

To meet these challenges and help network security vendors maintain or gain market share at sustainable costs, Advantech announced two new network appliances to expand their mid-range offering, targeting next generation appliance refreshes.  With growing demand for greater cost efficiency, the company’s FWA-6070 and FWA-5070 are ideal solutions for cost effective upgrades.

Advantech FWA-6070




Both appliances are single socket designs equipped with the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, well suited to handle ADC security functions, remote access and access policy management, with built-in acceleration for data compression and encryption. For NGFW, Firewall, IPS/IDS, and UTM markets, both models are expected to bring significant cost savings to next generation designs where a broad choice of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® QuickAssist Technology will allow vendors to cost-optimize compute and acceleration for a desired workload and throughput.

The shift to single socket designs with higher core count processor SKUs offers customers further economies of scale over dual socket designs at lower power budgets while meeting the workload demand for mid to lower high-range deployments. The appliances can be fully configured for virtual networking workloads requiring high-speed packet processing, encryption and compression or for bare metal deployments.

For more information about the new platforms, check out the full press release here or visit the Advantech website here for an overview of the entire Advantech range based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

Paul Stevens – Telecom Sector Marketing Director


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