Packet filtering in 112 ns
MetaProtect™ Firewall is a powerful, 48 x 10GbE port network appliance that performs sophisticated packet filtering in parallel between port-pairs. Filtering is implemented via per-port Access Control Lists (ACL). MetaProtect Firewall provides complete flexibility in configuration, allowing authenticated administrators to create mappings between physical port-pairs and apply ACLs to either or both endpoints. MetaProtect is architected for ultra-low-latency with packets passing an ACL being forwarded in 112 nanoseconds or less; significantly faster than most traditional firewalls.
Administrators may also define port-pairs that do not require filtering, in which case packets are passed through in 5 nanoseconds. Any ingress port, pre-or post ACL, may be configured to fan-out to multiple egress ports allowing for maximum flexibility based upon the desired filtering architecture. When a packet fails an ACL, it is not forwarded and its header is logged.
MetaProtect Firewall is ideal for situations where a firewall solution is mandatory but ultra-low latency as well as high port density are required.