The A-Series NGFW offers industry-leading application layer performance to meet real-world network security needs.

The Hillstone A-Series next-generation firewall features high security performance, expansion as needed, complete advanced threat detection and prevention, and smart and automated policy operation. This future-ready NGFW series is based on a brand new hardware architecture that offers industry-leading application layer performance to meet real-world network security needs. High-density ports ensure excellent access capability, and large storage options offer better visibility and analytics. The Hillstone A-Series NGFW offers complete, advanced defenses against known and unknown threats, coupled with smart, automated and efficient policy operation that makes security operations easy.

Advanced Threat Detection and Protection

The Hillstone A-Series NGFW includes a full arsenal of mechanisms to provide real-time detection and protection across a spectrum of network attacks and malwares. The A-Series incorporates anti-spam, cloud sandbox and botnet C&C protection, in addition to IPS, IP reputation, URL filtering, anti-virus, etc. The system’s unified threat detection and analytics engine coordinates across all security mechanisms to dramatically enhance efficiency while reducing network latency.

High-Performance Hardware Architecture

The future-ready A-Series features compact form factor and a powerful computing foundation that ensures excellent application layer performance in meeting the real-world network security needs. A-Series NGFWs offer robust performance for firewall throughput, concurrent and new sessions, and blazing fast performance for application layer, which is critical in meeting the needs of current security environments. It also offers a friendly software ecology for third-party integration to support additional security features if desired. All rackmount models feature front and rear ventilation to assist in heat dissipation, which is a concern in networks of almost any size.

Excellent Access Capability and Storage Expansion

The Hillstone A-Series offers high I/O port density, allowing the NGFW to act as a switch or router as needed, lowering deployment and management costs. Expansion slots are available for a number of A-Series models to further increase performance. Bypass pairs on most A-Series models help ensure business continuity. All models, including the desktop versions, include a large 8 GB onboard storage and have an expansion option for very-large hard disk storage up to 2 TB, providing longer log storage time, deeper analysis, richer reports and better visibility.

Smart and Efficient Policy Operation

The A-Series includes intelligent management and operation across the full policy lifecycle, from deployment to management, optimization and operation. The system features automated user policy deployment using RADIUS dynamic authorization. Policy management is made far more efficient through policy groupings based on business requirements. In addition, policies can be aggregated to allow a set of policies to act as a single policy. An innovative policy assistant analyzes traffic patterns and recommends refined policies for faster, easier and more accurate policy management. Policy operation is made more efficient and precise through policy redundancy checks, which identify redundant policies for deactivation or deletion, and policy hit count analysis, that helps further refine and adjust policies.

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