SonicWall’s NSA 2650 is a 1U firewall with the aim of protecting mid-sized networks, branch offices, and distributed enterprises. With 22 connection ports (counting the console and management), the 2650 also offers significant connectivity improvments over its predecessor, the NSA 2600. The NSA 2650 also adds SFP ports for farther reaching areas, as well as 2.5Gbps ports for supporting newer and faster Wave2 access points that support greater connection speeds. In terms of performance, SonicWall has also made dramtic improvements across the board. Connection throughput has doubled with the newest model such as the Full DPI throughput, Application inspection throughput, and IPS throughput. In some instances the NSA 2650 support as much as 13 times the connections than the NSA 2600. At the heart of the firewall’s security is SonicWall’s patented RFDPI engine and the just-released SonicOS 6.5 operating system, which offers a huge step up in look and feel and ease of management. Overall the new NSA 2650 has a lot to offer, with plenty of room for expansion for a growing mid-size organization.
SonicWall NSA 2650 Review