October 10, 2014

Dell Introduces SuperMassive 9800 Next-Generation Firewall

Dell announced the release of the Dell SuperMassive 9800 Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and complementary management and reporting Global Management System (GMS) 8.0. The most powerful model in Dell’s SuperMassive 9000 Series, SuperMassive 9800 provides the highest-performance deep-packet inspection firewall available, allowing customers to benefit from reduced capital expenditure and reduced rack, power and cooling costs in the future. The new GMS solution offers enhanced value to both customers and partners, by making NGFW management simple and efficient, helping to ease resource consumption, reduce overall risk and adhere to compliance requirements with a new workflow automation feature.

The largest enterprises are no longer the biggest targets for malicious activity, which has forced organizations of all sizes—including government and educational institutions—to prioritize building a continual defense of their networks from a growing list of threats from new technology, new devices and new ways users work. Mid-sized organizations are finding themselves next up on hackers’ hit lists. Too often, their security strategies have employed outdated firewalls, web-filtering proxies, and intrusion prevention systems that lack the necessary context-aware, connected intelligence required to blunt today’s more advanced attacks.

According to Gartner, “Security has been a top priority (and challenge) for most midsize enterprises for the past three years. IT leaders are being forced to secure more new IT solutions with flat IT budgets.”

Staying ahead of the changing threat landscape requires data centers that are agile, scalable, manageable, cost-effective, and, most importantly, secure. To meet today’s massive data and capacity demands, the network security layer must be highly extensible to support the largest of data center bandwidth consumptions, with zero downtime.

Murli Mohan, General Manager, Dell Software Group, said, “As per the recent survey conducted by Dell, while 64% of organizations stated that losing critical data is the biggest concern for them, 32% of them indicated that they took 1-4 hours to identify the source of their last security breach.
Likewise, there are many organizations that still lack a well-formed security infrastructure required to meet their network needs. With the launch of Dell SuperMassive 9800, the enterprise segment is definite to derive tremendous benefits in terms of reduced risks and increased competitive advantage through greater productivity. This unique series of Next-Generation Firewall offers stringent security on a flexible and feature-rich platform. We are certain to help enterprises meet their network security needs with SuperMassive 9800.”


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