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New Smart-1 Appliances

Dear Community,

I am interested in the new Smart-1 Appliances announced on CPX - especially in 5150.
Now it tried to find out specs to compare with the old 3150 Smart-1 appliance.

The old product catalog says about 3150 (you can still see it in the ios usercenter app):
Logs per second (indexed): 44,000

The new catalog says about 5150:
22,000 Sustained logs per second (Indexed)
40,000 Peak logs per second (Indexed)

The first view over these numbers gave me the impression, that the new 5150 can not handle as much logs as the 3150 can.

So I asked a specialist at the CPX booth where the new appliances were presended.

The answer was not really satisfying: "We changed the way we are counting logs."

Does anyone here have more details about how Check Point changed the way to count log
and/or how to compare 5150 with 3150?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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The new Smart-1 5xxx series were tested in a more stressful environment and against a large set of response time KPIs. For example, for the peak rate, we defined its duration to be 1 hour, whereas historically this was not the case. In addition, all of the log rate numbers published were obtained while the appliances exhibited good user experience. Therefore, a logs rate of 40K by a 5150 is in reality much higher performance than 40K historically tested on a 3150.


Hi Dameon,

thanks for your view behind the scenes. This is good to know, but my problem is: This is nothing you can calculate with.

Since CP changed it's Smart-1 licensing modell you have to make more accurate plans.

I have to know whether the new 5150 can handle all my logs so I can replace my existing log servers or I have to install them additionally.

Cheers Sven

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