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Fortinet® Unleashes Broad Range of New Network Security Appliances for Mid- to Large-Sized Enterprises
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 01:38:22 PM


SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 5, 2012- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security – today announced the introduction of a wide range of new network security appliances that provide mid-sized enterprises with the power to manage the growing complexity of their IT infrastructure and secure their vital assets. Fortinet is rolling out a combination of consolidated command and control technologies as well as tailored solutions to help protect messaging environments, provide remote access authentication and optimize Web content caching. In all, Fortinet is rolling out five new products.

New Appliances Support Core Security Requirements

To help provide secure, Web-based command and control of Fortinet security infrastructures, Fortinet today introduced the new FortiManager™-400C, a centralized management appliance. The FortiManager-400C provides centralized policy-based provisioning, configuration and update management for FortiGate, FortiWiFi™ and FortiMail™ appliances, as well as FortiClient™ endpoint security agents. To drastically reduce management costs and overhead, the new appliance provides key features that include device discovery, group management, auditing facilities and the ability to manage complex mesh and star VPN environments. The 1-RU rack mounted unit supports 300 licensed network devices and up to 50 Administration Domains (ADOMs), a FortiManager concept that provides an administrator with the ability to create policy packages, folders and objects that can be shared between all FortiGate devices in a local ADOM.

Fortinet also launched the FortiAnalyzer™-400C. This appliance securely aggregates, analyzes and reports on log data gathered from Fortinet devices and other syslog-compatible devices. The appliance is designed to streamline the identification of attack patterns, measure policy compliance and assist organizations in complying with regulations regarding privacy and disclosure of security breaches. The new FortiAnalyzer-400C delivers a 4x increase in memory and storage capacity to support a significantly greater number of logs and logs-per-second performance over the FortiAnalyzer-400B.

Tailored Solutions for Messaging, Authentication & Caching

Following the launch of the company’s FortiWeb™-400C appliance, a powerful Web application firewall, and FortiDNS™-400C appliance, a Domain Name Services (DNS) caching and DHCP appliance designed to prevent malicious attacks against DNS infrastructures and deliver high performance DHCP, Fortinet today also announced the new FortiMail™-400C secure messaging appliance. The FortiMail-400C is designed to provide rigorous protection against rampant spam, malware and message-borne threats to maintain business continuity. It delivers extended IPv6 support made possible by major enhancements in the newly released FortiMail 4.0 MR3 operating software. The new hardware platform provides a 30 percent improvement in message-per-hour (MPH) performance for email routing (400,000), FortiGuard Antispam (350,000) and combined FortiGuard Antispam/Antivirus (320,000) over the FortiMail-400B. In addition to quadrupling its available memory, the FortiMail-400C scales its onboard disk storage capacity to 2 TB to accommodate the growing demand for message archiving due to increasingly stringent regulatory requirements.

To deliver centralized user authentication and management through a variety of methods to validate the true identity of a user before allowing access to an organization’s critical resources, Fortinet launched the FortiAuthenticator™-400C. The new appliance is fully equipped with RADIUS and LDAP, two-factor and certificate-based authentication schemes; it also supports a single sign-on capability. Major enhancements in the FortiAuthenticator-400C appliance include:

  • Support for FortiToken™ Mobile: Software-based mobile tokens for the iOS and Android platforms are now provided. Token software iOS is available now from Apple iTunes and the Android version will be available March 15, 2012
  • SMS and Email Two-Factor Authentication: This is ideal for low volume, strong authentication without the need for a physical token
  • User Self-Registration: This allows users to self-register their profile details (such as name, username, email address, mobile number) in order to be granted access to enterprise resources such as wireless connections and guest portals

Rounding out Fortinet’s mid-sized enterprise product introductions is the FortiCache™-400C, a dedicated content caching appliance focused on delivering high-performance video content caching. The FortiCache-400C is specifically designed to accelerate network performance by reducing the load and latency caused by bandwidth-intensive content such as video. By caching application content, organizations can reuse popular content rather than download the same content each time a users requests it.

    New enhancements in the FortiCache-400C include:

  • Web Content Filtering: The FortiCache 2.0 operating software integrates FortiGuard Web Filtering that allows network administrators to block access to selected applications to shield users from inappropriate or malicious content while enabling high performance URL rating
  • WCCP Support: The FortiCache 2.0 operating software introduces Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) support to enable scalability via integration with Fortinet and third-party WCCP-capable devices

“Mid-sized enterprises are seeking powerful security measures to manage the growing complexity of their IT infrastructures and keep pace with the evolving threat landscape, and they look to Fortinet to provide the significant price/performance improvements in the systems they deploy that align with their budgets,” said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing with Fortinet. “The new products we’re rolling out today address this need head on. As a result, smaller enterprises can benefit from very powerful security systems that were previously out of reach of their limited IT budgets.”


The FortiManager-400C, FortiAnalyzer-400C, FortiWeb-400C, FortiDNS-400C, FortiMail-400C, FortiAuthenticator-400C, FortiCache-400C and FortiToken Mobile for iOS are available today. FortiToken Mobile for Android will be available March 15, 2012.

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