This July, Smoothwall unveiled a new hardware appliance for web filtering and firewalls that is compatible with 10 Gbps infrastructure: the S14. Selected to be a replacement for the retiring S12, the S14 not only handles 10 Gbps infrastructure, but also boasts substantial gains in performance.
“The S14 has a new architecture that allows us to scale performance well above the S12,” says Phil Smith, Head of Product. “It provides a platform for us to build a wide range of high performance filtering services.”
High-performance filtering is essential to success in an increasingly security-intensive web environment. The demand on resources generated by the increase in the use of encryption across the web reinforces this trend; Increasing filtering software performance, however, is only half of the equation. Upgrading hardware is also essential to delivering a modern, scalable web filtering experience. The ability to scale into higher bandwidth infrastructure is key to keeping up with the continued growth anticipated in the K12 education space.