The single-pass architecture approach of providing full situational awareness, and then flexible control based on that awareness, is simple yet powerful. While providing the flexibility needed for superior security posture, it also enables more straightforward management. Plus, the stream-based design of the architecture results in superior performance, especially when multiple security functions are enabled.
Our single-pass architecture stands in contrast to many competitive offers, which are typically based on traditional port-based firewall technology. In competitive approaches, next-generation features are often added in a sequence of separate engines that limit policy flexibility, negatively impact performance, and increase management complexity.