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Fortinet Extends Multi-Threat Security to Enterprise Remote Users and Branch Offices
Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 09:14:00 AM
FortiGate-30B and FortiWifi-30B Priced for Growing Market of Telecommuters, ROBO and SOHO Environments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - May 19, 2009 - Fortinet®- a market- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced the FortiGate®-30B, a multi-threat security device that offers powerful network protection technology used by enterprise customers to the growing population of telecommuters, remote/branch outlets and small businesses. Designed to accommodate the ease-of-use and price sensitivities of the smallest networked environments, the FortiGate-30B provides an integrated security architecture for broad protection in a compact desktop form factor. In addition, Fortinet has also introduced the FortiWifi-30B to support small wireless networked environments.

"While deploying multiple security devices may be impractical at corporate headquarters and larger sites, it is largely impossible at many remote locations and small offices due to configuration and cost constraints," said Michael Xie, CTO and co-founder of Fortinet. "Nevertheless, the need for strong protection is constant and real and no less demanding, which is why we've enabled the same level of security inspection on the FortiGate-30B as we do on our highest-end, integrated security devices."

The FortiGate-30B and FortiWifi-30B can support a number of ROBO/SOHO environment scenarios, and can be centrally managed by enterprises and service providers through Fortinet's FortiManager™ and FortiAnalyzer™ products, regardless of deployment size:

* Remote Sites - Large organizations working to provide network access to remote telecommuters, retail outlets and branch offices are facing the dilemma of how to do so securely, efficiently and cost-effectively. Remote offices are typically at higher risk since it is harder to see what employees are doing on the network, and who/what is being attacked. In order to provide secure network connectivity and effective protection from malicious attacks, a single device uniting firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, Web content filtering, antivirus, data leakage protection and antispyware, specifically designed for these environments, is required.
* Retail Outlets and Branch Offices - Dedicated VPN tunnels have become a standard method of providing access and conveying real time inventory and sales information to corporate headquarters. Once connected, these networks can introduce malware and Trojans acquired by their endpoints if the remote network is not adequately protected. Multiple security enforcement technologies such as firewall, intrusion prevention, antivirus and antimalware must be deployed to protect the entire distributed network and to maintain compliance with PCI, HIPPA and GLBA regulations. With three internal security ports, the FortiGate-30B and FortiWifi-30B offer complete network security protection and dedicated VPN access in a single device that can be provisioned and managed from anywhere in the world.
* Remote Telecommuters - Unprotected home networks of telecommuting employees pose a security risk to the central enterprise network, which is further compounded with network usage by other family members, who must be kept separate from work-related access. The FortiGate-30B offers a single solution that provides total network protection for the telecommuter's entire network, while simultaneously offering dedicated VPN access to corporate resources. Multiple internal security ports support multiple devices on the internal interface, and authentication techniques ensure that only the telecommuter's endpoint is allowed access to corporate resources.
* Small/Home Offices - Small businesses have many of the same security requirements and regulation mandates as do large businesses to protect their data and that of their customers. The FortiGate-30B offers the same level of security inspection in a single, easy-to-deploy and cost-conscious appliance.

Wireless Security
The FortiWifi-30B adds a built-in wireless access point to the broad, multi-threat protection of FortiGate appliances, making it ideal for small remote offices, retail outlets and telecommuting environments. It offers standard 802.11 b/g support, a Wide Area Network (WAN) port for securing internet connections, and four integrated switch ports for multi-user environments.

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