Cisco Firepower 9300 SM-40 NGFW Appliance
Security, speed, and scalability for a powerful data center
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 point in network requiring low (less than 5-microsecond offload) latency and exceptional throughput. 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 runs either the Cisco Secure Firewall ASA or Threat Defense (FTD) software.
Features and benefits
Secure networks with agility
Block intrusions using Snort 3 IPS over TLS encrypted web traffic. Thwart DDoS attacks with the integrated, enterprise-grade Radware Virtual DefensePro.
Detect threats at speed
Gain the visibility to detect and protect against known and emerging threats with Cisco's industry-leading Talos threat intelligence.
Perform at scale
Scale performance beyond 1 Tbps with clustering. Multi-instance functionality lets you create independent logical firewalls.
Prioritize and take action
Reduce the volume of events using automated risk rankings and impact flags so you can prioritize threats and respond quickly.
Turn intent into action
Unify policy across your environment and prioritize what’s important. Having security resilience is about shoring up your architecture against threats and using automation to save time.
Drive efficiency at scale
Only Secure Firewall includes license entitlement for SecureX, our open orchestration and XDR experience. The combination increases productivity across your teams and hybrid environments, while reducing threat dwell times.
Achieve superior visibility
Regain visibility and control of your encrypted traffic and application environments. See more and detect more with Cisco Talos, while leveraging billions of signals across your infrastructure with security resilience.
Make zero trust practical
Secure Firewall makes a zero-trust posture achievable and cost-effective with network, microsegmentation, and app security integrations. Automate access and anticipate what comes next.
|Cisco Firepower 9300 Series Summary|
|Model||Firewall||NGFW||Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS)||Interfaces||Optional interfaces|
|SM-40||80G||55G||60G||8 x SFP+ on-chassis||2 x NMs: 1/10/40/100G, FTW|
|SM-48||80G||65G||68G||8 x SFP+ on-chassis||2 x NMs: 1/10/40/100G, FTW|
|SM-56||80G||68G||73G||8 x SFP+ on-chassis||2 x NMs: 1/10/40/100G, FTW|
|SM-56 x 3||235G||190G||190G||8 x SFP+ on-chassis||2 x NMs: 1/10/40/100G, FTW|
|Cisco Firepower 9300 Series Performance Specifications|
|Features||SM-40||SM-48||SM-56||3 x SM-56|
|Throughput: Firewall (FW) + Application Visibility and Control (AVC) (1024B)||55 Gbps||65 Gbps||70 Gbps||190 Gbps|
|Throughput: FW + AVC + Intrusion Prevention System (IPS (1024B)||55 Gbps||65 Gbps||68 Gbps||190 Gbps|
|Maximum concurrent sessions, with AVC||35 million||35 million||35 million||60 million|
|Maximum new connections per second, with AVC||380K||450K||490K||1.1M|
|TLS (Hardware Decryption)2||10 Gbps||11 Gbps||12 Gbps||28 Gbps|
|Throughput: NGIPS (1024B)||60 Gbps||68 Gbps||73 Gbps||190 Gbps|
|IPSec VPN throughput (1024B TCP /Fastpath)||27 Gbps||33 Gbps||36 Gbps||110 Gbps1|
|Maximum VPN Peers||20,000||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 IPS License||Available; can passively detect endpoints and infrastructure for threat correlation and Indicators of Compromise (IoC) intelligence|
|Cisco Malware Defense 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 Secure Endpoint is also optionally available|
|Cisco Malware Analytics
|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/active and Active/standby; up to 6 modules across up to 6 different Firepower 9300 chassis.|
|Cisco Trust Anchor Technologies||Cisco Firepower 9300 Series platforms include Trust Anchor Technologies for supply chain and software image assurance.|
Note: Performance varies depending on features activated, network traffic protocol mix, and packet size. Performance is subject to change with new software releases. Consult your Cisco rep for sizing guidance.
1 In unclustered configuration.
2 Throughput measured with 50% TLS 1.2 traffic with AES256-SHA with RSA 2048B keys.
|Cisco Firepower 9300 Series ASA Performance and Capabilities|
|Features||SM-40||SM-48||SM-56||3 x SM-56|
|Stateful inspection firewall throughput1||80 Gbps||80 Gbps||80 Gbps||235 Gbps|
|Stateful inspection firewall throughput (multiprotocol)2||55 Gbps||60 Gbps||64 Gbps||172 Gbps|
|Concurrent firewall connections||55 million||60 million||60million||195 million|
(UDP 64B microseconds)
|New connections per second||1.6 million||1.8 million||2 million||4.75 million|
|IPsec VPN throughput (450B UDP L2L test)||25 Gbps||27 Gbps||30 Gbps||74 Gbps|
|Maximum VPN Peers||20,000||20,000||20,000||60,000|
|Security contexts (included; maximum)||10; 250|
|High availability||Active/active and active/standby|
|Clustering||Up to 16 security modules across up to 16 different Firepower 9300 chassis|
|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|
1 Throughput measured with 1500B User Datagram Protocol (UDP) traffic measured under ideal test conditions.
2 “Multiprotocol” refers to a traffic profile consisting primarily of TCP-based protocols and applications like HTTP, SMTP, FTP, IMAPv4, BitTorrent, and DNS.
|Cisco Firepower 4000 Series Hardware Specifications|
|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|
(2 module slots per chassis)
|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; up to 24 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports(SFP) with network modules and fixed ports|
|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|
|Maximum output power||2,500W||2,500W||2,500W|
|Frequency||50 to 60 Hz||-||-|
|Efficiency (at 50% load)||92%||92%||92% (at 50% load)|
|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-40 module 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) for SM-48 module at sea level Altitude adjustment notes: For SM-56, 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: Firepower 9300 NEBS compliance applies only to SM-40 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-40, SM-48: 0 to 13,000 ft (3962 m) SM-56: 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)|
* Minimum turn-on voltage is -44V DC.
Download the Cisco Firepower 9300 Series Datasheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.