Cisco Firepower 4100 Series introduction

Today in this article I am going to talk about the Cisco Firepower 4100 series. As in my earlier articles I talk about the Cisco Firepower 2100 series and Cisco Firepower 9300 series which is one of the most powerful box in security domain.

Before we start with the Cisco 4100 series Firewall, A next generation firewall with NGFW image, below are the Cisco Firepower 2100 and Cisco Firepower 9300 articles. You can go to that articles as well for your references.

Cisco Firepower 9300 Series
Cisco 2100 Series Firepower
Cisco Firepower 2100 BOQ guide

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series is a family of four threat-focused NGFW security platforms. Their throughput range addresses data center and internet edge use cases. They deliver superior threat defense, at faster speeds, with a smaller footprint.  

Fig 1.1- Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series supports flow-offloading, programmatic orchestration, and the management of security services with RESTful APIs. Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)-compliance is supported by the Cisco Firepower 4120 platform.

Cisco Firepower 4100 series comes in various models and these models are 
  • Cisco Firepower 4110
  • Cisco Firepower 4120
  • Cisco Firepower 4140
  • Cisco Firepower 4150
Let's talk about the basic features of the all these Cisco Firepower as below

Fig 1.2- Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Features

Cisco Firepower 4000 Supervisor with 8 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 Network Module (NM) slots for I/O expansion

Network modules
8 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) network modules
4 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet Quad SFP+ network modules
8-port 1Gbps copper, FTW (fail to wire) Network Module

Maximum number of interfaces
Up to 24 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP+) interfaces; up to 8 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet (QSFP+) interfaces with 2 network modules

Integrated network management ports
1 x Gigabit Ethernet copper port

This is the basic introduction article, we will come with the configuration part as well soon in our another article.

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