Allied Telesis Next-Generation Firewalls are an ideal integrated security platform for today's networks. Next-Generation Firewall and threat protection is combined with routing and switching, to provide an innovative high-performance solution. Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Firewall The Allied Telesis Firewall is a next-generation, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine that provides real-time, Layer 7 classification of network traffic. Rather than being limited to filtering packets based on protocols and ports, the firewall can determine the application associated with the packet. This allows Enterprises to differentiate business-critical from non-critical applications, and enforce security and acceptable use policies in ways that make sense for the business. "Best of Breed" Security Allied Telesis integrated security platforms utilize "best of breed" security providers for the ultimate in up-to-the-minute protection from all known threats. Flexible licensing options make it easy to choose the right combination of security features to best meet business needs. Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) IDS/IPS is an intrusion detection and prevention system that can protect networks from malicious traffic. IDS/IPS monitors inbound and outbound traffic, and identifies threats which may not be detected by the firewall alone. IP Reputation IP Reputation is becoming increasingly popular as a method of improving the success of Intrusion Prevention by reducing false positives. IP Reputation provides an extra variable to the prevention decision, which allows drop rules to be actioned only if the reputation of the web site exceeds a chosen threshold. Easy to Manage Allied Telesis Next-Generation Firewalls run the advanced AlliedWare Plus™ fully featured Operating System. The comprehensive Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides a single-pane-of-glass interface, with the dashboard providing at-a-glance status of threat detection and protection. The GUI centralizes management of the integrated components, to control and protect online business resources and applications. Full support for Allied Telesis Management Framework™ (AMF) allows Allied Telesis Firewalls to integrate with Allied Telesis switching products to form a network able to be managed as a single virtual device. A full suite of automated tools ensures that the firewall configuration is backed up, and able to be recovered with no user intervention, maximizing availability of online services. High performance High performance is guaranteed by harnessing the power of multi-core processors and application acceleration engines. This dramatically increases throughput and enables simultaneous packet inspection.