NSSP 13700 Series FAQs
07/09/2021 0 1037
This article contains the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on NSSP 13700 SonicWall appliance.
1. What is new with the NSSP 13700?
The NSSP 13700 is our 7th next-generation firewall in NSSP series targeted for large enterprises, Governments, Higher-Education and MSSPs. The SonicWall NSSP 13700 is a next-generation firewall (NGFW) with multiple 100/40/25/10/5/2.5/1.0 GbE interfaces, capable of processing millions of encrypted and unencrypted connections to deliver the uncompromised security required for large organizations. Its high-speed connectivity and large port density — coupled with superior IPS and TLS1.3 inspection support — make the new NSSP 13700 an ideal threat protection platform for enterprise internet edge and data center deployments.
SonicWall NSSP 13700 combines validated security effectiveness and best-in-class price performance in a high-end, single-rack-mountable NGFW appliance.
The high-port-density NSSP 13700 includes 2x100GbE, 8x25GbE, 8×10/5/2.5/1GbE and 16x1GbE interfaces. It features a dedicated management port, 512GB of built-in storage, redundant power supplies and fans. Specifications at a glance:
- 45 Gbps of threat prevention throughput
- 57 Gbps of application inspection throughput
- 48 Gbps of IPS throughput
- 5 Gbps of TLS inspection throughput
- 14 million stateful connections
- 12 million DPI connections
- 100/40/25/10 GbE interfaces
- Redundant power supply and fans
2. How is the NSSP 13700 different from other vendors?
When compared to the NSSP 13700 against Palo Alto (PA 5220), Cisco (FP2140), Checkpoint (CP-6700) and Fortinet (FG-2200E, FG-2500E) it wins over all models in total cost of ownership and in DPI and TLS throughput.
3. What certifications do you have?
The NSSP 13700’s major regulatory certifications are FCC Class A, ICES Class A, CE (EMC Class A, LVD, RoHS), RCM, VCCI Class A, MSIP/KCC Class A, UL, CUL, TUV/GS, CB, Mexico UL DGN notification, WEEE, REACH, ANATEL, and BSMI.
4. Where do these devices fit in the ecosystem?
The NSSP 13700 is designed for Enterprise Edge Deployments, DC (East-West) IPS deployments, SD-WAN and VPN concentrator (Spoke), Government agencies and Higher Education/Universities.
5. What are the available Security Bundles in NSSP 13700?
The Essential Gateway Security Suite bundle (formerly known as Advanced Gateway Security Suite [AGSS]), does not need to be purchased for additional instances or for a High-Availability (HA) paired device. This gives the device a best-in-class total cost of ownership (TCO) when compared to competing devices in its class.
6. How does one rate how well SonicWall NSSP 13700 performs for TCO compared to other competitive NGFWs in its class?
SonicWall's NSSP 13700 firewalls with all threat prevention services and support provides everything needed at the lowest TCO in the industry. When compared to the Fortinet FG-2200E, NSSP13700 provides 3x the IPS and threat prevention throughput.
7. Does NSSP 13700 come with Premier Services or Premium Support?
24x7 support (or 8 x 5 in some regions) is found in our services bundles. Premium Support can also be ordered. We provide 60 days Premium Support when bought with hardware total secure bundles. Premier Services or Premier Support is an extension to your standard support agreement. Premier Services provides you direct access to Subject Matter Experts (SME) via a dedicated phone line with PIN-enabled access. Our subject matter experts believe it’s critical to have a deeper level of interaction and understanding of your environment to ensure our service delivery meets your changing needs.
8. Is settings migration supported from other SonicWall firewall hardware models to this device?
Settings migration is supported from other SonicWall models and 3rd party firewall appliances with specific settings via Migration tool.
9. Does NSSP 13700 support Unified Policy Engine (UPE) and SonicOSX?
The Initial release supports SonicOS.
10. How many storage drives are supported on NSSP 13700 hardware?
There is a 512GB storage module which is available and termed as M0. There is another extended storage termed as M1 with 1TB storage pre-populated on NSSP 13700. So, total Storage is 1.5TB.
11. How is safemode UI accessible in SonicWall?
After having the SonicWall in safemode via GUI or CLI, in-order to get into the safemode UI, Maintenance Key is required.
Note: Safemode UI is accessible only on HTTPS.
12. How to fetch the Maintenance Key?
The Maintenance Key can be obtained from the NSSP 13700’s registered MySonicWall account and in Product Details section.
13. What is the use of LAN Bypass LED in NSSP 13700?
The LAN Bypass LED status are, Yellow = Bypass Active and Green = Bypass Enabled. By default LAN Bypass is disabled, and traffic is routed to the NSSP to follow the forwarding policy for each ports/interfaces. When LAN Bypass is enabled, and NSSP lost power, traffic is bypassed from the NSSP causing no impact to the network even when the NSSP is powered OFF.
14. What is USB SS 3.0 ports in NSSP 13700 used for?
USB SS 3.0 Ports are used for Configuration, Recovery, Re-imaging the NSSP, and USB WWAN device support.
15. How does the NSSP 13700 setup can be done?
The NSSP 13700 can be setup using Local Management, NSM and SonicExpress App.
16. What are the NSM/GMS/CSC versions supported with NSSP 13700 series?
All NSM versions, CSC 2.0 and above will be supported with NSSP 13700 series.
17. Does NSSP 13700 support breakout cables on 100/40GE QSFP28 Ports X32 and X33?
No. Breakout cables are not supported on these ports.