Cisco’s High-end Next Generation Firewalls-Firepower 4100 and 9300 Series

Cisco’s two high-end next generation firewalls, the Firepower 4100 and 9300 Series, are primarily designed for service providers and data centers.

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Appliances

The Cisco Firepower 4100 Series is a family of four threat-focused NGFW security platforms. Their throughput ranges from 35 to 75 Gbps, addressing data center use cases. They deliver superior threat defense, at faster speeds, with a smaller footprint.

  1. Applications: ASA, Firepower Threat Defense
  2. Decorations: For 4120, 4140 and 4150-Radware DefensePro DDoS Mitigation

In the front there are two network module bays and two SSD bays. Only one SSD bay is used by default. Six hot-swappable fans and two power supplies in the back.

Supervisor

  • 8x 10GE SFP+ ports
  • Management processor: Gladden 2.0GHz (Pentium B925C 2 physical cores/4 logical cores)
  • Management memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RDIMM
  • Management SSD: Unknown
  • Backplane: Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II
  • Backplane model: BCM56854A0IFSBG 720Gbit/s
Firepower 4110
  • 12 physical cores (24 logical cores) Single 12 core Xeon E5-2658v3 2.2GHz (2.9GHz turbo)
  • 64GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • One disk 200GB SSD storage + one optional for AMP
  • One Smart NIC-Cruz custom Cisco ASIC
  • One Crypto Accelerator-Cavium Nitrox V XL NHB PCIe Gen3 x16 (CNN55XX-NHB)
Firepower 4120
  • 24 physical cores (48 logical cores) Dual 12 core Xeon E5-2658v3 2.2GHz (2.9GHz turbo)
  • 128GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • One disk 200GB SSD storage + one optional for AMP
  • Two Smart NIC-Cruz custom Cisco ASIC
  • Two Crypto Accelerator-Cavium Nitrox V XL NHB PCIe Gen3 x16 (CNN55XX-NHB)
Firepower 4140
  • 36 physical cores (72 logical cores) Dual 18 core Xeon E5-2699v3 2.3GHz (3.6GHz turbo)
  • 256GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • One disk 400GB SSD storage + one optional for AMP
  • Two Smart NIC-Cruz custom Cisco ASIC
  • Two Crypto Accelerator-Cavium Nitrox V XL NHB PCIe Gen3 x16 (CNN55XX-NHB)
Firepower 4150
  • 44 physical cores (88 logical cores) Dual 22 core Xeon E5-2699v4 2.2GHz (3.6GHz turbo)
  • 256GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
  • One disk 400GB SSD storage + one optional for AMP
  • Two Smart NIC-Cruz custom Cisco ASIC
  • Two Crypto Accelerator-Cavium Nitrox V XL NHB PCIe Gen3 x16 (CNN55XX-NHB)
Cisco Firepower 9300 Security Appliance

The Cisco Firepower 9300 is a scalable (beyond 1 Tbps when clustered), carrier-grade, modular platform designed for service providers, high-performance computing centers, large data centers, campuses, high-frequency trading environments, and other environments that require low (less than 5-microsecond offload) latency and exceptional throughput. Cisco Firepower 9300 supports flow-offloading, programmatic orchestration, and the management of security services with RESTful APIs. It is also available in Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)-compliant configurations.

Supervisor
  • 8x 10GE SFP+ ports
  • Management processor: Unknown
  • Management memory: 32GB DDR4 2133MHz
  • Management SSD: Micron M500 mSATA 120GB
  • Backplane: Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II
  • Backplane model: BCM56852A0KFSBG 960Gbit/s

Firepower 9300 can contain one supervisor with up to two network modules, three security modules (blades) of one kind (either SM24, SM36 or SM44) and two power supply’s in the front. In the back there are 4 hot-swappable fans.

FP 9300 Security Module 24-Enterprise
  • 24 physical cores (48 logical cores) Dual 12 core Xeon E5-2658v3 2.2GHz (2.9GHz turbo)
  • 256GB DDR4 RAM 2133MHz RDIMM
  • Two 800GB SSDs in RAID1
  • Two Smart NIC–Cruz custom Cisco ASIC
  • Two Crypto Accelerator-Cavium Nitrox V XL NHB PCIe Gen3 x16 (CNN55XX-NHB)
FP 9300 Security Module 36-Extreme
  • 36 physical cores (72 logical cores) Dual 18 core Xeon E5-2699v3 2.3GHz (3.6GHz turbo)
  • 256GB DDR4 RAM 2133MHz RDIMM
  • Two 800GB SSDs in RAID1
  • Two Smart NIC–Cruz custom Cisco ASIC
  • Two Crypto Accelerator-Cavium Nitrox V XL NHB PCIe Gen3 x16 (CNN55XX-NHB)
FP 9300 Security Module 44
  • 44 physical cores (88 logical cores) Dual 22 core Xeon E5-2699v4 2.2GHz (3.6GHz turbo)
  • 256GB DDR4 RAM 2400MHz RDIMM
  • Two 800GB SSDs in RAID1
  • Two Smart NIC–Cruz custom Cisco ASIC
  • Two Crypto Accelerator-Cavium Nitrox V XL NHB PCIe Gen3 x16 (CNN55XX-NHB)

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