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Cisco NGFW Firewalls: Cisco 4100 Series Firepower

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.

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.  

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.


Fig 1.1- Cisco Firepower NGFW 4100 Series Chassis


Cisco 4100 Models and Specifications
  1. Cisco Firepower 4110
  2. Cisco Firepower 4120
  3. Cisco Firepower 4140
  4. Cisco Firepower 4150
Let's talk about the basic features of the all these Cisco Firepower as below

Fig 1.2- Cisco Firepower NGFW 4100 models Comparison


Cisco Firepower 4100 Supervisor
Cisco Firepower 4000 Supervisor with 8 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 Network Module (NM) slots for I/O expansion

Cisco Firepower 4100 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 1 Gbps 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    

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