About the VM-Series Firewall on IBM Cloud

The VM-Series Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) allow you to migrate your business-critical applications to the cloud and protect the increased public cloud footprint from threats, data loss, and business disruption by:
  • Offering unmatched application visibility and precise control.
  • Preventing threats from moving laterally between workloads and stopping data exfiltration.
  • Eliminating security-induced application development bottlenecks with automation and centralized management.
See the following topics for system requirements and licensing information:

Licensing Information

The VM-Series firewall supports the bring-your-own-license (BYOL) model on IBM Cloud. For more information, see

System Requirements for VM-Series Firewall on IBM Cloud

To deploy a VM-Series firewall on an IBM Cloud instance, you must choose a machine type that supports the VM-Series System Requirements for your license.
Refer to the table below for the minimum recommended predefined standard machine types.
Capacity
Minimum Recommended Predefined Machine Types
VM-100 Firewall
bx2d-2x8
VM-200 Firewall
bx2d-2x8
VM-300 Firewall
bx2d-4x16
VM-500 Firewall
bx2d-4x16
VM-700 Firewall
bx2d-16x64
You can choose a higher performing machine type or create your own custom machine type, if the resource requirements are compatible with your VM-Series firewall license. A single IBM Cloud instance supports up to five network interfaces. For more information on machine types, see Instance Profiles.

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