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WatchGuard® Model   Firebox® X5500e Firebox® X6500e Firebox® X8500e
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Hardware
Model Upgradeable Model Upgradeable  Model Upgradeable  N/A     
Interfaces 8: 10/100/1000  8: 10/100/1000  8: 10/100/1000     
Security
Application Proxies HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, FTP, DNS, TCP, POP3, SIP, H.323  HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, FTP, DNS, TCP, POP3, SIP, H.323  HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, FTP, DNS, TCP, POP3, SIP, H.323     
Intrusion Prevention (DOS, DDOS, PAD, port scanning, spoofing attacks, address space probes, and more) X  X  X     
Wireless Models Only N/A  N/A  N/A     
User Authentication with transparent Windows authentication X  X  X     
Performance
Firewall Throughput 2.0+ Gbps  2.3 Gbps  2.3 Gbps     
VPN Throughput 400 Mbps  600 Mbps  600 Mbps     
AV Throughput          
IPS Throughput          
Concurrent Sessions*
(bi-directional)
250,000  375,000  500,000     
VPN Tunnels
Branch Office VPN Tunnels (Max.) 750  750  750     
Mobile VPN with SSL/L2TP (Incl/Max) 1000/1000  4000/4000  6000/6000     
Mobile VPN with IPSec Client Licenses (Bundled) 400  400  400     
Mobile VPN with IPSec Tunnels (Max.) 600  600  600     
VPN Authentication X  X  X     
Management
Optional Centralized (Multibox) Management. Optional licenses enable Drag and Drop VPN and one-touch appliance updates. 4-device WatchGuard System Manager license included with purchase. Appliances activated online receive an automatic 5-device bonus pack.  4-device WatchGuard System Manager license included with purchase. Appliances activated online receive an automatic 5-device bonus pack.  4-device WatchGuard System Manager license included with purchase. Appliances activated online receive an automatic 5-device bonus pack.     
Networking Features
Dynamic NAT X  X  X     
Static NAT X  X  X     
One to One NAT X  X  X     
VLAN 200  200  400     
Policy-Based Routing X  X  X     
WAN Failover X  X  X     
Multi-WAN Load Balancing X  X  X     
Server Load Balancing X  X  X     
Traffic Management/QoS X  X  X     
High Availability Active/Active or Active/Passive X  X  X     
Dynamic Routing X  X  X     
VoIP (SIP and H.323) Support X  X  X     
Additional Security Subscriptions
LiveSecurity® Service 90-Day or 1-Year Initial Subscriptions Available  90-Day or 1-Year Initial Subscriptions Available  90-Day or 1-Year Initial Subscriptions Available     
Application Control Optional  Optional  Optional     
APT Blocker Optional  Optional  Optional     
Data Loss Prevention Optional  Optional  Optional     
Gateway AntiVirus Optional  Optional  Optional     
Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) Optional  Optional  Optional     
Reputation Enabled Defense Optional  Optional  Optional     
spamBlocker with Virus Outbreak Detection Optional  Optional  Optional     
WebBlocker with HTTPS URL filtering Optional  Optional  Optional     

*Concurrent sessions here represent the number of bi-directional connections.

Throughput rates are determined using multiple flows through multiple ports and will vary depending on environment and configuration. Contact your WatchGuard reseller or call WatchGuard directly for help determining the right model for your network.

For more information on WatchGuard® security products, call us at 1.800.734.9905 (United States and Canada) or +1.206.613.0895 (international), or contact a WatchGuard Reseller near you.

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