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Don_Paterson
Advisor

Enterprise Testing Conditions

It's about the new Appliance Comparison Chart and the change from Real Wold Conditions.

Is there a page or resource for more info on that?

I used to use this page to help describe testing but would like to have the most up to date testing info from Check Point.

https://sc1.checkpoint.com/uc/images/pricelist/TestingMethodology_v4.html 

Thanks,

Don

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Danny
Champion
Champion

I second that.

Don_Paterson
Advisor

Just for completeness, below are the relevant links and screenshots.

It would be good to have an official statement explaining the changes but also it is interesting to note that the SPU/SecurityPower does not appear in the latest chart for all but the Scalable Platforms (44k and 64k) and the 1400 series appliances.

Current Appliance Comparison Chart:

https://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/products/check-point-appliance-comparison-chart.pdf 

Current Appliance Brochure:

https://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/products/check-point-appliances-brochure.pdf 

OLD (dated October 24, 2017):

NEW (found online today (19 Dec. 2018)):

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Don_Paterson
Advisor

Some more info that I have found today:

Check Point Real World Performance Testing | White Paper

https://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/products/performance-testing-using-securitypower-whitepaper.pdf 

That is/was from here:

Enterprise Network Security | Check Point Software 

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

In current customer environments, we were seeing higher levels of performance than SPU testing would indicate.

To realign our stated performance numbers with reality, the Enterprise blend was developed.

It is also "real world" but a different blend from SPU. 

More details here: https://pages.checkpoint.com/enterprise-security-performance.html 

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genisis__
Advisor

It would be nice to see the data sheets including  tests results with 5 or 10 VSX instances in the mix, and confirm estimated CPU load based on 50% and 80% load testing.

I would hope that "enterprise test conditions" should be based on a 80-90% CPU load rather then the full 100% as this would then cause instabilities.

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

If you want to understand what a given appliance supports for a given configuration, work with your Check Point SE.
We may have some non-public information around this, or at least decent estimates based on what we’ve seen previously.
I’ve seen instances where we’ve tested specific configurations as part of a Proof of Concept.

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genisis__
Advisor

Thanks, that is something I've discussed with our SE.

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