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Fortinet Shatters Performance Barriers with Two New FortiGate Security Appliances for Large Enterprises and MSSPs

  • 12 June, 2007 12:01

<p>Fortinet® - the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today expanded its FortiGateTM-3000 Series of multi-threat security appliances with the introduction of two new products - the FortiGate-3810A and the FortiGate-3016B - and a series of expansion modules that meet or exceed the throughput requirements of enterprise and MSSP applications.</p>
<p>The new FortiGate systems are highly scalable and shatter security industry performance barriers - delivering up to 26 Gbps of firewall performance, an approximate 300 percent improvement over competitive offerings. The FortiGate-3810A and FortiGate-3016B appliances are ideally-suited for network core and data center deployments, and also address the stringent requirements of service providers seeking to build service offerings based on the FortiGate platform.</p>
<p>With the rise in prevalence of cyber criminals' blended threat attacks as well as the adoption of bandwidth-hungry applications such as next generation Web 2.0, VoIP and IPTV applications, enterprises and service providers require significantly higher performance security products that can scale to meet current and future demands. With few security vendors rising to this challenge, some customers are being forced to choose between the security and performance of their next-generation networks.</p>
<p>The FortiGate-3810A and FortiGate-3016B platforms build upon the best-in-class performance achievements of the FortiGate-3600A, announced last fall. Performance is achieved through a combination of Fortinet's existing FortiASICTM-CP6 Content Processor and its new FortiASIC-NP2 Network Processor, which enables firewall throughput of up to 26 Gbps from a single device - the nearest competitive product offers only up to 7 Gbps of firewall throughput. Additionally, hardware-accelerated gigabit Ethernet interfaces are available for all FortiGate-3000 Series platforms to enable wire speed firewall and near wire speed VPN performance to ensure time-sensitive applications like VoIP or IPTV do not suffer from network latency or jitter.</p>
<p>Squarely addressing customers' requirements for a flexible and scalable performance solution, the new FortiGate systems accommodate the option of modular Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) expansion, which provides hardware accelerated ten gigabit XFP interfaces as well as gigabit SFP interfaces and hard drive storage options. The AMC specification, also known as AdvancedMCTM, is an open standard developed by the PICMG consortium to meet the next generation needs of carrier class hardware.</p>
<p>"We are a long-time customer of Fortinet's and know first-hand that the company keeps customers like Triara in mind when developing new products and features," said Aurelio Sanchez operations director for Triara. "As a rapidly growing data center company, we're especially excited about the 10-Gbps capabilities in their new FortiGate systems, as they will provide us with the opportunity to securely grow our business and easily handle all our heavy traffic loads."</p>
<p>"Next-generation networks and bandwidth-intensive applications are changing the way people and businesses use the Internet, but also bring about higher requirements for security and performance," said Richard Stiennon, chief marketing officer for Fortinet. "With the introduction of our new FortiGate systems, Fortinet is addressing these demands as well as continuing our leadership, innovation and differentiation in the security performance arena."</p>
<p>Availability
The FortiGate-3810A, FortiGate-3016B and related modules will be available in Q3 2007 through Fortinet's network of channel partners worldwide. More information can be found these products at http://www.fortinet.com/fortigate-3000-series.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and antispam--providing customers a way to help protect against multiple threats as well as blended threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified eight times over by ICSA Labs (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.
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Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, and FortiReporter are trademarks of the Fortinet, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,
seb@silverspan.com,
www.silverspan.com</p>

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