Today WatchGuard is pleased to announce the new Firebox M4600 and M5600 models, completing the replacement of all of our older XTM appliances with a new generation of hardware. Now, from the smallest Firebox T10 to the top of the line Firebox M5600, there is a new Firebox appliance that provides critical network and security functions in a single, centrally managed UTM platform that is easy to set up, deploy and manage.
The WatchGuard Firebox M4600 and Firebox M5600 appliances both provide two empty bays that can be used to add expandable network modules to meet the needs of a wide range of network configurations. Both models support three modular interface options that each add either four or eight interfaces to the Firebox:
- 8 x 1 Gb Fiber
- 4 x 10 Gb Fiber
- 8 x 1 Gb Copper
The picture above shows an M4600 with options 1 and 2 in the two expansion bays. Expandable network modules offer room to grow for the future. If the need for more network ports into the firewall grows, the business doesn’t have to do a costly rip out and replace. The network admin can simply add a new module to the existing appliance to add extra ports.
These exciting new products are Generally Available (GA) now. Learn more through some of the new resources that are available with today's public launch:
The M4600 provides 8 Gbps UTM throughput, and the M5600 is the fastest Firebox ever with 11 Gbps UTM. Download the datasheet with the full technical specifications for the two new appliances.
Use our new interactive module selector on the web to explore the different network module options available for each model, and see how the firewall throughput can depend on module configuration.
We also have a new technical brief that explains in detail how the new network modularity concept works in WatchGuard appliances.