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Product Line: Cisco MX250-HW
Product Type: Firewall
Original price $1,362.00 - Original price $3,674.00
Original price
$1,362.00 - $3,674.00
Current price $1,362.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The MX250-HW Cisco offers a statewall firewall throughput of 4 Gbps, advanced security throughput of 2 Gbps, and a maximum VPN throughput of 1 Gbps, suitable for campus environments or as a VPN concentrator. It supports up to 2000 clients and 1000 concurrent VPN tunnels, featuring two 10GbE SFP+ WAN interfaces and a comprehensive range of LAN interfaces including 8 GbE (RJ45), 8 SFP GbE, and 8 SFP+ 10GbE. Additional features include 128 GB web caching on an SSD, modular AC power supply, and integrated services such as DHCP, NAT, QoS, and VLAN management, all within a 1U rack-mountable form factor.

Key Feature for the MX250-HW

  • What is the firewall throughput of the Statewall device?
    The Statewall device has a firewall throughput of 4 Gbps.
  • How many dedicated WAN interfaces are available in this model?
    This model features 2 10GbE SFP+ dedicated WAN interfaces and 1 USB for cellular failover.
  • Can the device function as a VPN concentrator, and if so, what is its maximum VPN throughput?
    Yes, the device can function as a VPN concentrator with a maximum VPN throughput of 1 Gbps.
  • What are the recommended use cases for this product?
    Recommended use cases include deployment in campus environments or as a VPN concentrator.
  • How many concurrent VPN tunnels can the device support?
    The device can support up to 1000 concurrent VPN tunnels.
  • What type of power supply does the device use, and what are its voltage requirements?
    The device uses a modular AC power supply with a minimum input of 110 VAC and a maximum of 220 VAC.
  • What are the device's dimensions and weight?
    The device measures 19 in. in width, 17.3 in. in depth, and 1.75 in. in height, with a weight of 16 lbs.
  • What is the advanced security throughput capability of the Statewall device?
    The advanced security throughput capability is 2 Gbps.
  • Does the device offer web caching, and if so, what is its capacity?
    Yes, the device offers web caching with a 128 GB SSD capacity.
  • What environmental conditions is the device designed to operate within?
    The device is designed to operate within temperatures of 0 °C to 40 °C and humidity levels of 5% to 95%.

Product Review

The Cisco MX250-HW offers substantial connectivity options, including two 10GbE SFP+ WAN interfaces and a comprehensive mix of LAN ports, supporting a diverse range of network architectures. However, its stateful firewall and advanced security throughput capacities, at 4 Gbps and 2 Gbps respectively, may not meet the demands of larger enterprises with intensive data traffic. Additionally, the device is well-suited for campus environments or as a VPN concentrator, capable of managing up to 1000 concurrent VPN tunnels, though its maximum VPN throughput of 1 Gbps could be a limiting factor for networks with high VPN traffic volumes.


The Cisco MX250-HW is a high-performance networking device designed to meet the demands of medium to large-sized campus networks or serve as a VPN concentrator. It supports up to 2000 clients, making it suitable for organizations seeking a scalable and efficient networking solution. This product offers a comprehensive suite of features tailored for optimal network performance and security. At the core of its capabilities, the MX250-HW provides a stateful firewall throughput of 4 Gbps and an advanced security throughput of 2 Gbps, ensuring robust protection against threats while maintaining high data transfer rates. For organizations relying on secure remote access, this device delivers a maximum VPN throughput of 1 Gbps and can handle up to 1000 concurrent VPN tunnels, facilitating secure and reliable remote connections. Connectivity options on the MX250-HW are extensive, featuring two dedicated WAN interfaces that support 10GbE SFP+ for high-speed internet connections, and one USB port for cellular failover, ensuring uninterrupted network access. On the LAN side, it is equipped with eight GbE (RJ45), eight SFP GbE, and eight SFP+ 10GbE fixed interfaces, offering a variety of options for connecting devices within the network.
  • Web caching is enhanced with a 128 GB SSD, optimizing web content delivery and reducing bandwidth usage.
  • For physical installation, the device is designed for 1U rack mounting, with dimensions of 19 inches in width, 17.3 inches in depth, and a height of 1.75 inches, weighing 16 lbs.
  • The power supply is modular AC, supporting input voltages from 110 VAC to 220 VAC and operating at a frequency of 50/60 Hz. It has an idle power load of 105 W and a maximum power load of 190 W.
Environmental conditions for the MX250-HW operation range from 0 °C to 40 °C for temperature and 5% to 95% for humidity, without condensation. This ensures the device's reliability across various climates and conditions. For network management, it includes built-in DHCP, NAT, QoS, and VLAN management services, streamlining the setup and maintenance of complex network configurations. In summary, the Cisco MX250-HW stands out as a versatile and powerful networking solution for organizations looking to bolster their network's performance and security. Its comprehensive feature set, combined with extensive connectivity options and environmental durability, makes it a suitable choice for a wide range of applications, from campus networks to VPN concentrations.


Item NumberCisco MX250-HW
Client Capacity2000
Throughput for Firewall4 Gbps
Throughput for Enhanced Security2 Gbps
VPN Throughput Peak1 Gbps
Use Scenario RecommendationsEducation or VPN Concentration
VPN Tunnels Simultaneously1000
WAN Ports Dedicated2 10GbE SFP+, 1 USB for Cellular Backup
LAN Ports Fixed8 GbE (RJ45), 8 SFP GbE, 8 SFP+ 10GbE
SSD for Caching Websites128 GB
Rack Mounting1U
Product Width19 inches
Product Depth17.3 inches
Product Height1.75 inches
Product Mass16 lbs
Power Supply ConfigurationModular AC
AC Voltage Low End110 VAC
AC Voltage High End220 VAC
Operating Frequency50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Idle105 W
Power Consumption Max190 W
Operational Temperature Low0 °C
Operational Temperature High40 °C
Humidity Operational Minimum5%
Humidity Operational Maximum95%
Services for Branch GatewayDHCP, NAT, Quality of Service, VLAN Configuration

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