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High availability

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The basic high availability (HA) problem for TCP/IP networks and security gateways is keeping network traffic flowing. Uninterrupted traffic flow is a critical component for online systems and media because critical business processes quickly come to a halt when the network is down.

The security gateway is a crucial component of most networks since all traffic passes through it. A standalone network security gateway is a single point of failure that is vulnerable to any number of software or hardware problems that could compromise the device and bring all traffic on the network to a halt.

The basic high availability (HA) problem for TCP/IP networks and security gateways is keeping network traffic flowing. Uninterrupted traffic flow is a critical component for online systems and media because critical business processes quickly come to a halt when the network is down.

The security gateway is a crucial component of most networks since all traffic passes through it. A standalone network security gateway is a single point of failure that is vulnerable to any number of software or hardware problems that could compromise the device and bring all traffic on the network to a halt.