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Monday, December 10 • 2:45pm - 3:05pm
High Performance, Inexpensive NGFW? You Must Be Kidding. - Jim Thompson, Netgate, Inc.

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The NGFW market will grow to $4.3B by 2022. Drivers? Cloud appliances, SME adoption, and IoT / BYOD device explosion. A gravy train for NGFW vendors with specialty silicon, monolithic software, and “don’t try this alone” support subscriptions. Translation? Expensive.

Is there an alternative? Yes. It’s called an open-source NGFW. Huh? All of those complex DPI, IDS/IPS, app control, packet filtering, email security, threat protection / sandboxing, and traditional firewall features? And at 1, 10, or 100 Gbps speeds?

It’s closer than you think.  See how these requirements can be met with open source software that leverages FD.io’s data IO performance, scalability, efficiency, and programmable flexibility for networking and security across bare metal, VM, and container deployments. And, best of all, prepare to have a “pennies on the dollar” discussion with your CFO.


Jim Thompson

CTO, Netgate, Inc.
Jim Thompson has been noodling around the UNIX world for far too long. He knows he started with BSD Unix Release 4.0c on a Vax 11/780 in 1981. He still thinks "echo 'This is not a pipe." | cat - > /dev/tty' is funny. He submitted his first patch to a Free Software project in 1987... Read More →

Monday December 10, 2018 2:45pm - 3:05pm PST
4C-4 Washington State Convention Center