Network Security Gets Next-Gen Performance Without the Cost

In practice, network service providers need to upgrade their security platforms about every three to five years, at which point many will try to optimize software stacks even further to squeeze every bit of headroom from their hardware appliances. Since there’s usually no way to know exactly what type of performance or functionality will be needed down the road, this has been the best defense CSPs and enterprise IT organizations have had against price- performance obsolescence. This technology brief outlines the benefits of designing modular, reconfigurable systems.