Cisco Firepower 9300 License

Cisco Firepower 9300 Series appliance

The Cisco Firepower 9300 is a scalable (beyond 1 Tbps when clustered), carrier-grade, modular platform designed for service providers, high-performance computing centers, large data centers, campuses, high-frequency trading environments, and other environments that require low (less than 5-microsecond offload) latency and exceptional throughput. Cisco Firepower 9300 supports flow-offloading, programmatic orchestration, and the management of security services with RESTful APIs. It is also available in Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)-compliant configurations. The 9300 Series platforms can run either the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall or Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD).

Model overview

Cisco Firepower 9300 License

Cisco Firepower 9300 Series summary

Cisco Firepower 9300 Series summary
Model Firewall NGFW Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) Interfaces Optional interfaces
SM-24 75G 21G 30G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NM’s: 1/10/40/100G, FTW
SM-36 80G 29G 37G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NM’s: 1/10/40/100G, FTW
SM-40(New) 80G 48G 57G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NMs: 1/10/40/100G, FTW
SM-44 80G 43G 57G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NM’s: 1/10/40/100G, FTW
SM-44 x 3 234G 132G 148G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NM’s: 1/10/40/100G, FTW
SM-48(New) 80G 55G 65G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NMs: 1/10/40/100G, FTW
SM-56(New) 80G 64G 73G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NMs: 1/10/40/100G, FTW
SM-56 x 3 235G 153G 175G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NMs: 1/10/40/100G, FTW

Detailed performance specifications and feature highlights

Table 1. Performance specifications and feature highlights for Cisco Firepower 9300 with the Cisco Firepower Threat Defense image

Detailed performance specifications and feature highlights
Features SM-24 SM-36 SM-40 SM-44 3 x SM-44 SM-48 SM-56 3 x SM-56
Throughput: Firewall (FW) + Application Visibility and Control (AVC) (1024B) 25 Gbps 34 Gbps 54 Gbps 50 Gbps 148 Gbps 64 Gbps 70 Gbps 168 Gbps
Throughput: FW + AVC + Intrusion Prevention System (IPS (1024B) 21 Gbps 29 Gbps 48 Gbps 43 Gbps 132 Gbps 55 Gbps 64 Gbps 153 Gbps
Maximum concurrent sessions, with AVC 30 million 30 million 35 million 30 million 63 million 35 million 35 million 60 million
Maximum new connections per second, with AVC 130K 185K 380K 295K 850K 450K 490K 1.1M
TLS (Hardware Decryption)2 7.5 Gbps 8.5 Gbps 10 Gbps 10 Gbps 25 Gbps 11 Gbps 12 Gbps 28 Gbps
Throughput: NGIPS (1024B) 30 Gbps 37 Gbps 57 Gbps 57 Gbps 148 Gbps 66 Gbps 73 Gbps 175 Gbps
IPSec VPN throughput (1024B TCP w/Fastpath) 13.5 Gbps 16 Gbps 20 Gbps 17 Gbps 51 Gbps 25 Gbps 27 Gbps 81 Gbps1
Maximum VPN Peers 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 60,000 20,000 20,000 60,000
Centralized management Centralized configuration, logging, monitoring, and reporting are performed by the Management Center or alternatively in the cloud with Cisco Defense Orchestrator
AVC Standard, supporting more than 4000 applications, as well as geolocations, users, and websites
AVC: OpenAppID support for custom, open-source application detectors Standard
Cisco Security Intelligence Standard, with IP, URL, and DNS threat intelligence
Cisco Firepower NGIPS Available; can passively detect endpoints and infrastructure for threat correlation and Indicators of Compromise (IoC) intelligence
Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Networks Available; enables detection, blocking, tracking, analysis, and containment of targeted and persistent malware, addressing the attack continuum both during and after attacks. Integrated threat correlation with Cisco AMP for Endpoints is also optionally available
Cisco AMP Threat Grid sandboxing Available
URL filtering: number of categories More than 80
URL filtering: number of URLs categorized More than 280 million
Automated threat feed and IPS signature updates Yes: class-leading Collective Security Intelligence (CSI) from the Cisco Talos® group (https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/talos.html)
Third-party and open-source ecosystem Open API for integrations with third-party products; Snort® and OpenAppID community resources for new and specific threats
High availability and clustering Active/standby; for Cisco Firepower 9300 intrachassis clustering of up to 5 chassis is allowed
Cisco Trust Anchor Technologies Cisco Firepower 9300 Series platforms include Trust Anchor Technologies for supply chain and software image assurance.

Note: Performance will vary depending on features activated, and network traffic protocol mix, and packet size characteristics. Performance is subject to change with new software releases. Consult your Cisco representative for detailed sizing guidance.
Table 2. ASA performance and capabilities on Cisco Firepower 9300

ASA performance and capabilities on Cisco Firepower 9300
Features SM-24 SM-36 SM-40 SM-44 3 x SM-44 SM-48 SM-56 3 x SM-56
Stateful inspection firewall throughput1 75 Gbps 80 Gbps 80 Gbps 80 Gbps 234 Gbps 80 Gbps 80 Gbps 235 Gbps
Stateful inspection firewall throughput (multiprotocol)2 50 Gbps 60 Gbps 55 Gbps 60 Gbps 130 Gbps 60 Gbps 64 Gbps 172 Gbps
Concurrent firewall connections 55 million 60 million 55 million 60 million 70 million 60 million 60 million 195 million
Firewall latency (UDP 64B microseconds) 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
New connections per second 800,000 1.2 million 1.6 million 1.8 million 4 million 1.8 million 2 million 4.75 million
IPsec VPN throughput (450B UDP L2L test) 15 Gbps 18 Gbps 25 Gbps 20 Gbps 60 Gbps 27 Gbps 30 Gbps 74 Gbps
Maximum VPN Peers 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 60,000 20,000 20,000 60,000
Security contexts (included; maximum) 10; 250
High availability Active/active and active/standby
Clustering Up to 5 appliances with 3 security modules each
Scalability VPN load balancing, firewall clustering
Centralized management Centralized configuration, logging, monitoring, and reporting are performed by Cisco Security Manager or alternatively in the cloud with Cisco Defense Orchestrator
Adaptive Security Device Manager Web-based, local management for small-scale deployments

Hardware specifications

Table 3. Cisco Firepower 9300 Series hardware specifications

Cisco Firepower 9300 Series hardware specifications
Specification Description
Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.25 x 17.5 x 32 in. (13.3 x 44.5 x 81.3 cm)
Form factor 3 Rack Units (3RU), fits standard 19-in. (48.3-cm) square-hole rack
Security module slots 3
Network module slots 2 (within supervisor)
Supervisor Cisco Firepower 9000 Supervisor with 8 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 network module slots for I/O expansion
Security modules
  • Cisco Firepower 9000 Security Module 40 with 2 x SSDs in RAID-1 configuration
  • Cisco Firepower 9000 Security Module 48 with 2 x SSDs in RAID-1 configuration
  • Cisco Firepower 9000 Security Module 56 with 2 x SSDs in RAID-1 configuration
Network modules (2 module slots per chassis)
  • 8 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) network modules
  • 4 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet Quad SFP+ network modules
  • 2 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet Quad SFP28 network modules
  • 4 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet Quad SFP28 network modules

Note: Cisco Firepower 9300 may also be deployed as a dedicated threat sensor, with fail-to-wire network modules. Please contact your Cisco representative for details.

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; up to 8 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with two network modules
Integrated network management ports 1 x Gigabit Ethernet copper port (on supervisor)
Serial port 1 x RJ-45 console
USB 1 x USB 2.0
Storage Up to 4.8 TB per chassis (1.6 TB per security module in RAID-1 configuration)
Power supplies AC power supply -48V DC power supply HVDC power supply
Input voltage 200 to 240V AC -40V to -60V DC* 240 to 380V DC
Maximum input current 15.5A to 12.9A 69A to 42A <14A at 200V
Frequency 50 to 60 Hz
Efficiency (at 50% load) 92% 92% 92% (at 50% load)
Redundancy 1+1
Fans 4 hot-swappable fans
Noise 75.5 dBA at maximum fan speed
Rack mountable Yes, mount rails included (4-post EIA-310-D rack)
Weight 105 lb (47.7 kg) with one security module; 135 lb (61.2 kg) fully configured
Temperature: standard operating
  • Up to 10,000 ft (3000 M): 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) for SM-24 module
  • 32 to 88°F (0 to 35°C) for SM-36 module at sea level
  • Altitude adjustment notes:
  • For SM-36, maximum temp is 35°C, for every 1000 feet above sea level subtract 1°C
Temperature: NEBS operating
  • Long term: 0 to 45°C, up to 6,000 ft (1829 m) Long term: 0 to 35°C, 6,000 to 13,000 ft (1829-3964 m) Short term: -5 to 55°C, up to 6,000 ft (1829 m)

Note: Cisco Firepower 9300 NEBS compliance applies only to SM-24,SM-40,SM-44 and SM-48 configurations.

Temperature: nonoperating -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C); maximum altitude is 40,000 ft
Humidity: operating 5 to 95% noncondensing
Humidity: nonoperating 5 to 95% noncondensing
Altitude: operating
  • SM-24: 0 to 13,000 ft (3962 m)
  • SM-36: 0 to 10,000 ft (3048 m); please see above Operating Temperature section for temperature adjustment notes
Altitude: nonoperating 40,000 ft (12,192 m)

Table 4. Cisco Firepower 9300 Series NEBS, regulatory, safety, and EMC compliance

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series summary
Specification Description
NEBS Cisco Firepower 9300 is NEBS compliant with SM-24,SM-40, SM-44 and SM-48 Security Modules
Regulatory compliance Products comply with CE markings per directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/108/EC
Safety
  • UL 60950-1
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
  • EN 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
EMC: emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A (FCC Class A)
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 CLASS A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A
  • EN300386
  • TCVN7189
EMC: immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN24
  • TVCN 7317
  • EN-61000-4-2, EN-61000-4-3, EN-61000-4-4, EN-61000-4-5, EN-61000-4-6, EN-61000-4-8, EN61000-4-11

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