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Enterprise Security Perimeter Mix (Small)

Network Topology

Enterprise Security Perimeter


The firewall is placed inside the data center network. It controls traffic flowing between servers and application tiers inside the data center usually by means of IPS, antivirus, and web filtering. Traffic characteristics are symmetric and west-east. Throughput demand is very high because intra-data center communication, such as data backup, demands bandwidth capacity of hundreds of gigabits per second.


Users (Client IPs): 10000
Applications: 8
Sessions: 26000 (incl. 2000 TLS sessions)
Allocated Bandwidth: 18.8 Gbps