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Enterprise networks can vary in performance, capacity, protocols, and overall activity. Resource requirements to consider for Industrial Security deployments include raw network speed, the size of the network being monitored, and the configuration of Industrial Security.
The following chart outlines some basic hardware requirements for operating Industrial Security:
|Version||Installation scenario||RAM||Processor||Hard Disk|
|All Versions||Industrial Security managing up to 50,000 hosts * (**)||2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)||1 dual-core 2GHz CPU||20 GB HDD minimum.|
|Industrial Security managing more than 50,000 hosts **||Memory: 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended)||1 dual-core 2 GHz CPU (2 dual-core recommended)||20 GB HDD minimum.|
*The ability to monitor a given number of hosts depends on the bandwidth, memory, and processing power available to the system running Industrial Security.
**For optimal data collection, Industrial Security must be connected to the network segment via a hub, spanned port, or network tap to have a full, continuous view of the network traffic.
Note: Please research your VM software vendor for comparative recommendations, as VMs typically see up to a 30% loss in efficiency compared to dedicated servers.