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Title: SonicWall NSv 470 Virtual Firewall Performance on Amazon Web Service Public Cloud Leveraging Keysight CyPerf Test Tool

Publication date:   20 April 2022
Document number:    222113


The massive migration to cloud-based computing has raised the profile of cloud-based network infrastructure. Security is essential to cloud computing, and virtual next-generation firewalls (NGFW) are responsible for providing that security. Firewalls directly impact application performance -- and a firewall's performance, in turn, depends on the resource characteristics of the cloud instance where it runs. Thus, it is essential to establish key performance indicators (KPIs) for firewalls.

Tolly benchmarked the throughput and connection performance of SonicWall’s NSv 470 virtual firewall in AWS. Tolly engineers used Keysight’s CyPerf cloud-native testing solution to provide the test infrastructure for standardized, repeatable performance tests.

Tests were run with both encrypted and unencrypted traffic, as NGFWs provide multiple layers of traffic screening that are selectable by the network security team. These tests were run with different NGFW security profiles: basic firewall, intrusion prevention service (IPS), and threat prevention services. Threat prevention services consisted of IPS, anti-virus, anti-spyware, and application control features all enabled. Firewall throughput depends on traffic profile, encryption settings and security services that are enabled.

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