Enterprises and service providers can efficiently scale network security to meet requirements of multiple scenarios
Corsa Security announced today that it has expanded its Corsa Security Orchestrator (CSO) software so that network owners can deploy any range of inspection capacity from a few Gbps up to terabits of traffic using software firewalls. Built on proprietary algorithms, the CSO can scale software firewall clusters to support millions of firewall sessions with minimal impact on performance while still offering a very economical solution for those needing sub-100G levels of throughput.
Today’s service providers are looking for efficient scaling of their network perimeter, specifically for 5G Gi-LAN and the N6 node with links that can run multiple 100Gs of traffic and extend into Terabit scale. On the other hand, enterprises need efficient scaling of network security to cover multiple use cases from 5G to campus networks with multiple offices and remote workers. The challenge of this range is that it is very broad and an enterprise might start at needing 10Gbps of firewall throughput but quickly grow to needing something much higher. They require a platform that offers granular security that can quickly scale to higher levels.
The latest version of the Corsa Security Orchestrator covers this full range of inspection capacity with easy to use workflows that automate the software firewall cluster creation and monitor system resources and health, all while intelligently load balancing traffic across the cluster to maintain traffic symmetry. If a member of the cluster fails, traffic is automatically moved to the healthy members. When more throughput is required, the CSO cluster resize function is a single-click to add software firewalls to the cluster and increase inspection with the load balancer taking care of flow redistribution behind the scenes.
“We are pleased to introduce CSO improvements that address a broad range of inspection capacities,” said Eduardo Cervantes, CEO of Corsa Security. “Deploying software firewalls is the only way to cover this broad range but you need orchestration that tightly couples software firewalls, traffic load balancing, and the underlying hypervisor hosts. The CSO is purpose built for scaling and this new capability is just one more step forward in our mission of intelligent scaling.”
The Corsa Security Orchestrator (CSO) binds the worlds of network security (the firewall inspection) to the underlying network (load balancing traffic to the firewalls and server infrastructure). It performs key functions required for any-scale firewall virtualization and traffic inspection:
- Orchestration with workflows to deploy and scale software firewall clusters
- Intelligent load balancing for software firewall clusters to maintain traffic symmetry
- Scaling software firewalls and clusters to grow inspection capacity
- Health check mechanisms to monitor firewall and system performance
Security professionals can now deploy, scale and optimize virtual firewalls for 10Gs to terabits of traffic inspection with speed, simplicity and savings. Learn more about scaling virtual firewall clusters with Corsa Security.