A turnkey virtualization platform to scale traffic inspection and threat protection
The Corsa Security Platform for Scaling Threat Protection is a new, turnkey approach to scale traffic inspection and threat protection so you can elastically add virtual NGFW (Next Generation Firewall) capacity to meet increasing bandwidth demand. Gone is the need to constantly upgrade specialized, single-purpose hardware. Instead, the platform uses a pay-as-you-grow cloud model, greatly improving TCO compared to the CAPEX for existing security approaches.
By tightly integrating virtualization with intelligent orchestration, the Corsa Security platform streamlines deployment, management and operations of virtualized next generation firewall (NGFW) arrays for large networks. You continue to use your preferred security vendors, while behind the scenes their virtual appliances run on state-of-the-art hyperconverged infrastructure, specifically optimized for scaling network security by Corsa Security.
You never have to deal with the infrastructure, but instead focus on your security policy, while the Corsa Security platform takes care of scaling your traffic inspection by adding more VMs as needed.
Managed by the Corsa Security Orchestrator
Built on a simple and intuitive UI, the Corsa Security Orchestrator virtual infrastructure manager is your single portal to set up and manage your firewall VMs running on the Corsa Security platform. It shows you the health of the virtual firewall system, resource allocation, VM and network utilization.
It is tightly integrated with your preferred firewall policy manager so you are able to create security profiles in the same way as you have always done. Alerts and network performance metrics give you instant feedback on your inspection capacity so you see what needs attention and can add capacity or make changes at the click of a button.
Corsa Security platform benefits
Order with One Click
Order the traffic inspection capacity and threat protection you need quickly and easily since inspection is completely abstracted away from the infrastructure.
Deploy in Minutes
The platform operates seamlessly with your existing security stacks so you can set it up in minutes and there is no need to rearchitect the network.
Add or remove security inspection capacity for scaling threat protection as needed at lower TCO and eliminate costly hardware refresh cycles.
The foundation seamlessly integrates four core elements and specifically optimizes them for network security. This allows you to scale virtual NGFWs and other security functions to inspect all traffic, all of the time, at any scale.
Private Cloud Approach
By using a private cloud approach, the Corsa Security platform looks and acts like a public cloud, giving you the speed, agility and cost savings promised by the cloud but you are the only tenant for additional peace-of-mind.
All Security Functions
Your firewall policy is configured the same as always, and you continue to use your existing firewall vendor (Fortinet, Palo Alto and more). You can now use all your NGFW security services (AppID, IDS/IPS, etc).
How the Corsa Security Platform for Scaling Threat Protection works
The Corsa Security platform is built up on five base elements that are tightly integrated to address both the needs of the network and the security stack. This sophisticated integration is turnkey so you don’t need to worry about setting up, managing and tracking VMs. You get a tightly coupled system that horizontally scales virtual instances of your security service, allowing you to stay focused on your security policy. It includes:
- Corsa Security Orchestrator
- Integrated with virtual firewalls from Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet
- Corsa Security Load Balancer
- Commodity compute servers
- Hypervisor OS
Once deployed (which only takes a few minutes), traffic enters the load balancer on either 1G/10G or 100G links and is balanced into the server under control of a hypervisor specifically designed for optimal management of network security workloads. Because of the advanced load balancing and horizontal scaling into compute, you can turn up as much traffic inspection or other capability on a link as you require.
Traditional inspection bottlenecks are eliminated. As your inspection needs change, you can add compute in increments of 20 Gbps steps with the click of a button. The number of virtual firewall instances to create more inspection capacity is up to you but it is also monitored by the platform so you don’t need to. We alert you so there is plenty of opportunity to increase capacity so you pay-as-you-grow.