VM-Series on Google Cloud Platform Performance and Capacity

Many factors—such as the shared tenancy of a public cloud environment, GCP instance size, and the number of cores—can impact performance. The performance and capacities listed below have been generated using the indicated GCP instance size, support for DPDK, and the following test conditions:
  • The VM-Series is deployed on GCP as a firewall between clients and servers in the same availability zone and region. Throughput is measured based on bidirectional traffic sent and received by the VM-Series.
  • Firewall throughput and IPsec VPN are measured with App-ID™ and User-ID™ technology features enabled, utilizing 64 KB HTTP transactions.
  • Threat Prevention throughput is measured with App-ID, User-ID, IPS, antivirus, and anti-spyware features enabled, utilizing 64 KB HTTP transactions.
  • IPsec VPN performance is tested between two VM-Series instances in the same VPC, availability zone, and region. Performance will depend on GCP instance type and network topology—that is, whether connecting on-premises hardware to VM-Series on GCP; from VM-Series in a GCP VPC to a GCP VPN Gateway in another VPC; or VM-Series to VM-Series between regions.
  • Connections per second are measured with 1 byte HTTP transactions.
We recommend additional testing within your environment to ensure your performance and capacity requirements are met. For a complete listing of all VM-Series features and capacities, please see compare VM-Series firewalls.
Model
VM-50 / VM-50 Lite*
VM-100
VM-300
VM-500
VM-700
GCP instance size tested (recommended)
N/A
n1-standard-4**
n1-standard-4
n1-standard-8
n1-standard-16
Firewall throughput (App-ID enabled)
N/A
2 Gbps
2.4 Gbps
3 Gbps
8 Gbps
Threat Prevention throughput
N/A
0.76 Gbps
1 Gbps
2.1 Gbps
5 Gbps
IPsec VPN throughput
N/A
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress
Licensing options
VM-Series ELA or BYOL
VM-Series ELA or BYOL
VM-Series ELA, PAYGO, or BYOL
VM-Series ELA or BYOL
VM-Series ELA or BYOL
*The VM-50 and VM-50 Lite are not supported on Google Cloud Platform.
**VM-100 can run on the n1-standard-2, but this size only offers 2 NICs, so n1-standard-4 is recommended.

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