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|Fortinet Rolls Out Ten New Unified Threat Management (UTM) Platforms for SMB, Branch Office and Distributed Enterprise Markets|
|Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 03:13:29 PM|
A New Range of Network Security Appliances with Dramatic Performance Improvements, Enhanced Security Coverage, Integrated Wireless Controllers, PoE and L2 Switching.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- July 22, 2013 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a world leader in high-performance network security - today announced a major expansion to the FortiGate® Unified Threat Management (UTM) product line that is designed for SMBs, distributed enterprises, retail networks and branch/home offices. With the addition of ten new or upgraded FortiGate network security models, Fortinet continues to extend its leadership in the UTM market by consolidating additional functionality at the best price/performance ratio in the industry.
The new products include the FortiGate-200D series, which includes the FortiGate-240D and FortiGate-200D, the FortiGate-100D series, which includes the FortiGate-140D, FortiGate-140D-POE, FortiGate-140D-POE-T1 and FortiGate-100D, FortiGate-90D/FortiWiFi-90D and FortiGate-30D/FortiWiFi-30D, providing SMB customers with an unparalleled range of security and deployment options to meet their unique security requirements.
“Fortinet continues to drive the network security industry forward with improved performance and innovative new features for small or highly distributed networks,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst at Infonetics. "By integrating Ethernet switching into a security appliance, they're extending the definition of a UTM and reducing equipment and operational costs.”
The FortiGate-200D series provides a mid-range network security platform designed for branch offices and SMB customers while the FortiGate-140D series offers high port density solutions ideal for branch office network consolidation. The new FortiGate-100D is a third-generation UTM appliance that provides additional storage while the FortiGate-90D series delivers high performance network security in a desktop footprint. The FortiGate-30D series is a compact network security appliance that features plug-and-play simplicity to support rapid deployment.
New Networking and Performance Innovations
To meet the increasingly sophisticated networking needs of distributed enterprises and retail outlets, Fortinet has added an integrated WiFi controller to its FortiGate-200D series and an integrated WiFi and L2 switch controller to the FortiGate-140D and FortiGate-100D appliances. With the addition of switching functionality and high-density Gigabit Ethernet ports for the FortiGate-240D and FortiGate-140D series, customers now have the opportunity to fully integrate their switching needs with FortiGate platforms and retire their legacy switches. The upgraded FortiGate product line also features a Power over Ethernet (POE) option for the FortiGate-140D platform. The PoE option eliminates the need for additional PoE injectors, which improves network performance while allowing multiple devices such as FortiAP wireless access points, FortiFone IP phones and IP cameras to connect directly to the device.
The FortiOS Advantage
FortiOS is a security-hardened, purpose-built Operating System that is the foundation of all FortiGate® network security platforms. It can be used across large or small enterprise infrastructures.
More Protection - Advanced Threat Protection for Fighting Advanced Persistent Threats - FortiOS 5 includes a new, advanced anti-modern malware detection system for identifying and mitigating Advanced Persistent Threats. Together with superior, industry-validated antivirus signatures, FortiOS 5 delivers a multi-layered approach to dealing with today’s most dangerous security threats, including:
More Control – Feature Select for Simplifying Configurations and Deployments. With FortiOS 5 Feature Select, enterprises can quickly and easily configure their FortiGate appliances based on their unique business and security requirements. These preset configurations are enabled with a single button click at the time of system setup or at any time during the system’s deployment. Configuration options include:
More Intelligence – Contextual Visibility for Enhanced Security Reporting and Management. FortiOS 5 delivers deeper insights into historic or real-time network activities using detailed analytics. Data that can be extracted includes IP and Port, geographical IP, session type, user names, network usage, network coverage and the types of applications and devices that are connecting to the network. With this, administrators can use correlated data to identify top clients associated with particular threats and further isolate suspicious Websites and IP addresses.
The FortiGate Advantage
The award-winning FortiGate Network Security Platform delivers unmatched performance and protection while simplifying the network. Fortinet offers models for any deployment requirement, from the desktop FortiGate-20 series for small offices and retail networks to the chassis-based FortiGate-5000 series for large enterprises, service providers, data centers and carriers. FortiGate platforms integrate the purpose-built FortiOS™ operating system with custom FortiASIC™ processors and the latest-generation CPUs to provide broad, high-performance security.
Updated FortiGate Product Family At-a-Glance
The FortiGate-200D series delivers up to 42 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports and up to 4 Gbps firewall throughput and 1 Gbps of IPSec VPN performance.
Featuring up to 42 GE ports, including two small form-factor pluggable (SFP) slots, the FortiGate-140D also serves as a high-speed, next-generation firewall with advanced threat protection (ATP) capabilities. The appliance provides onboard storage for WAN optimization and visibility along with an integrated WiFi and switch controller. The FortiGate-140D-POE offers a Power-over-Ethernet variant to easily connect network devices such as access points and IP phones. The FortiGate-140D-POE-T1 features a built-in T1 interface.
The FortiGate-100D is a third generation network security appliance that also serves as a high-speed next-generation firewall with ATP security features. Like the FortiGate-140D series, the FortiGate-100D delivers onboard storage for WAN optimization and an integrated WiFi and switch controller. This appliance includes up to 20 GE ports.
Two versions of the FortiGate-90D are now available including a wireless (802.11a/b/g/n)-equipped appliance. Designed using the FortiASIC-SoC2 for superior firewall, IPSec VPN, SSLand IPS hardware acceleration, the FortiGate-90D provides up to 16 GE ports, reliable storage for local logging, reporting and WAN optimization and easy setup with the help of FortiExplorer via a USB interface.
FortiASIC-SoC2 provides groundbreaking hardware-accelerated network security performance. The SoC architecture combines general purpose processing power with Fortinet’s custom ASIC technology into a single chip, simplifying the overall appliance design while delivering industry-leading performance. The FortiASIC-SoC2 enables enterprise-grade security performance at a breakthrough price point and a simpler appliance design for smaller networks. Architectural advancements of the FortiASIC-SoC2 include 109 million transistors and the use of more advanced semiconductor technologies and design.
Rounding out the FortiGate product line upgrades is the FortiGate-30D, a simple-to-deploy desktop appliance specifically designed for small businesses with limited technical resources. This appliance, which also features the FortiASIC-SoC2 for exceptional price/performance, provides up to five GE ports and enhanced ease of use via FortiOS Lite, a streamlined version of Fortinet’s network security operating system. A wireless equipped version – the FortiWiFi-30D – is also available.
“The traditional definition of UTM is continually evolving as customers consolidate more functionality within their Network Security Platform. Fortinet pioneered the integrate wireless Access point Controller and has now redefined UTM again with fully integrated switching capability,” said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. “With no less than ten new or upgraded FortiGate products being introduced today, we’re providing the most scalable platform to meet every customer deployment need.”
The FortiGate-240D, FortiGate-200D, FortiGate-140D, FortiGate-140D-POE, FortiGate-140D-POE-T1, ForiGate-100D, FortiGate-90D/FortiWifi-90D, and FortiGate-30D/FortiWiFi-30D are available now.