Edge Gateways (Firewalls)

Zettagrid offers several options for firewall security. By default all Servers have local basic firewall or IP tables (for Linux) enabled but many customers want to be able to utilise additional functionality with a purpose-built firewall. We provide five firewall options:

  1. Local VM Firewall (Default in Windows or Linux)
  2. VMware NSX Basic Network Edge
  3. VMware NSX Advanced Networking Edge
  4. Customer Supplied Virtual Firewall (pfsense, ipfire…)
  5. Customer Supplied Co-located Physical Firewall (eg Cisco ASA)

Features Compared

Feature Local VM Firewall Basic Internet Gateway Advanced NSX Edge Internet Gateway
Monthly Price FREE FREE From $28.90/mth
Basic Firewalling Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Firewalling No Yes Yes
VPS Compatible Yes No Yes
VDC Compatible No Yes Yes
SSL Certificates No No Yes
Router Functions (OSPF, BGP, RIP) No No Yes
Multiple VLAN Support No Yes Yes
Create Separate Networks for groups of VM’s No Yes Yes
Basic DHCP No Yes Yes
Advanced DHCP No No Yes
Basic Load Balancing No YesAvailable in vCloud Director Manager only YesAvailable in MyAccount and vCloud Director Manager
Advanced Load Balancing No No Yes
High Availability No No Yes
Layer 2 VPN No No Yes
Dynamic Routing No No Yes
Configuration Local VM Firewall Basic Internet Gateway Advanced NSX Edge Gateway (Compact) Advanced NSX Edge Gateway (Large) Advanced NSX Edge Gateway (X-Large)
IPSec Tunnels 10 512 1600 6000
Firewall Perf ~100Mbps ~900Mbps ~2000Mbps ~9000Mbps
Concurrent Sessions 2,000 64,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
BGP Routes NA 20,000 50,000 250,000
BGP Neighbors NA 10 20 50
BGP Routes Redistributed NA No Limit No Limit No Limit
OSPF Routes NA 20,000 50,000 100,000
OSPF Adjacencies NA 10 20 40
OSPF Routes Redistributed NA 2000 5000 20,000
Total Routes 1,000 20,000 50,000 250,000
External Interface (Uplink) 1 1 1 1
Internal Interfaces 9 9 9 9
NAT Rules 100 2000 2000 2000
Firewall Rules 100 2000 2000 2000
DHCP Pools 10 20,000 20,000 20,000
Static Routes 100 2048 2048 2048
LB Pools 3 64 64 64
LB Virtual Servers 3 64 64 64
LB Server / Pool 10 32 32 32