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Product Line: Cisco Series
Product Type: Email Security Appliance
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Product Description

The ESA-C390-K9 features a 1.2 TB disk space with RAID mirroring, supported by 16 GB DDR4 memory and powered by a single E5–2620 v3 Processor with 6 cores and a frequency of 2.4 GHz. It offers a 6-Port 1GBASE-T Copper Network Interface (NIC) with RJ-45 connectors, supporting speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto-negotiation, and is designed for medium-sized enterprises, capable of serving up to 10,000 users. Additional features include redundant power supply, hot-swappable hard disk, remote power cycling, and a 3 to 5 minutes refresh rate of threat intelligence data, enhancing reliability and security for VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 Hypervisor applications.

FAQs for the ESA-C390-K9

  • What is the total disk space available on this server?
    The server offers 1.2 TB of disk space, distributed across two 600 GB hard disks.
  • Does the server support RAID mirroring?
    Yes, RAID mirroring is supported to enhance data reliability.
  • How much memory is installed in the system?
    The system is equipped with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM.
  • Can you provide details about the server's processor?
    The server uses an E5–2620 v3 Processor with 6 cores and a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the server?
    It measures 1.7 inches in height, 19 inches in width, and 31 inches in depth.
  • Is there an option for DC power?
    No, the server does not have a DC power option.
  • Does the server allow remote power cycling?
    Yes, remote power cycling is supported, allowing for remote management and troubleshooting.
  • What is the power consumption of this server?
    The server consumes 2626 BTU/hr with a 770 W power supply.
  • How many Ethernet interfaces does the server have?
    There are six 1GBASE-T Copper Network Interface (NIC) ports, supporting speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto-negotiation.
  • What applications is this server suitable for?
    It's designed for medium-sized enterprises and supports VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 Hypervisor, catering to up to 10,000 users.

Product Review

The CISCO ESA-C390-K9 is equipped with a dual 600GB HDD configuration ensuring data redundancy through RAID mirroring, coupled with a substantial 16GB of DDR4 memory which supports efficient data processing. However, the absence of a DC power option and fiber connectivity might limit its deployment flexibility in certain network environments. Designed for medium-sized enterprises, its capability to support up to 10,000 users and offer rapid refresh rates of threat intelligence data every 3 to 5 minutes, alongside forged email detection, positions it as a competent email security appliance.


The CISCO ESA-C390-K9 is designed to cater to medium-sized enterprises with a focus on efficiency and security. This model stands out with its integration of advanced hardware specifications tailored for optimal performance in demanding network environments. At the core of the ESA-C390-K9 is a single E5-2620 v3 processor, characterized by six cores and a frequency of 2.4 GHz, ensuring swift and reliable data processing capabilities. Accompanying the processor is 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, facilitating seamless multitasking and efficient handling of large datasets. Storage needs are robustly addressed with a total disk space of 1.2 TB, split across two 600 GB hard drives. The inclusion of RAID mirroring enhances data integrity, automatically duplicating stored information to prevent data loss in the event of a hardware failure. This feature, coupled with hot-swappable hard disk support, guarantees minimal downtime, allowing for maintenance and upgrades without interrupting network operations. From a connectivity standpoint, the ESA-C390-K9 is equipped with six 1GBASE-T Copper Network Interface (NIC) ports, supporting RJ-45 connections. These Ethernet interfaces are capable of speeds up to 1000 Mbps and support autonegotiation, ensuring compatibility with various network speeds and significantly reducing setup complexities. Despite its powerful features, the device does not offer a direct current (DC) power option but includes a redundant power supply system and remote power cycling capability, enhancing its reliability and ease of management. The hardware's efficiency is further reflected in its power consumption, drawing 2626 BTU per hour, powered by a 770 W power supply. This balance ensures that the device operates effectively without imposing excessive energy demands. Key hardware specifications include: -
  • 1 RU rack option, with dimensions of 1.7 in. (height) x 19 in. (width) x 31 in. (depth), suitable for standard rack installations.
  • A refresh rate of threat intelligence data every 3 to 5 minutes, ensuring that the system remains updated against the latest security threats.
  • Capability to support up to 10,000 users, making it an ideal solution for growing enterprises seeking to maintain robust security measures without compromising performance.
Furthermore, the ESA-C390-K9 is compatible with VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 hypervisors, allowing for virtualization and streamlined management of network resources. This compatibility is essential for businesses leveraging virtualized environments for their networking needs. In terms of security features, the device includes forged email detection, protecting users from phishing attacks and other email-based threats. This function is critical in maintaining the integrity of enterprise communication and safeguarding sensitive information. In conclusion, the CISCO ESA-C390-K9 emerges as a comprehensive solution for medium-sized enterprises looking for a balance between performance, reliability, and security. Its thoughtful integration of hardware specifications and support for essential networking features makes it a valuable asset for any organization aiming to bolster its network infrastructure.


Item NumberCISCO ESA-C390-K9
Storage Capacity1.2 TB (2 x 600 GB)
RAID ConfigurationEnabled
System Memory16 GB
Memory TypeDDR4
Processor ModelIntel E5–2620 v3
Processor Count6 Cores
Processor Speed2.4 GHz Single
Rack Unit Size1 RU
Unit Height1.7 inches
Unit Width19 inches
Unit Depth31 inches
DC Power SupportUnavailable
Remote Power ResetSupported
Backup Power SupplySupported
Drive BaysHot-Swappable
Energy Consumption2626 BTU/hour
Power Supply Rating770 Watts
Network Ports6-Port 1GBASE-T Copper, RJ-45
Connection Speeds10/100/1000 Mbps, Auto-sensing
Fiber ConnectivityNot Available
Target AudienceMedium-Sized Businesses
Compatible Server SoftwareVMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5
User CapacityMaximum 10,000 Users
Threat Intelligence Update FrequencyEvery 3 to 5 Minutes
Email Impersonation ProtectionAvailable

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