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High benchmarking score for firewall appliance

Fortinet : 30 January, 2013  (New Product)
The FortiGate-800C from FortiNet has undergone successful benchmark testing at NSS Labs
High benchmarking score for firewall appliance

NSS Labs has published a comprehensive benchmark test report of the FortiGate-800C appliance, which earned 100% scores in the categories of overall protection, stability & reliability, firewall enforcement and security effectiveness. In addition, NSS Labs verified that the FortiGate-800C is able to sustain 9.7 Gbps using real-world traffic.

In addition to the measured high performance, low latency and low TCO, the FortiGate-800C also provides advanced features our customers need to keep up with their evolving network environment:

• 10 GbE interfaces for today’s high performance network environments
• 1 RU size for locations where rack space is at a premium
• An integrated wireless controller to help secure Wi-Fi connections
• Shared media interfaces to ease the migration from copper to fibre network infrastructure
• Bypass interfaces automatically bridge network traffic in the event of a system failure or power outage to ensure mission-critical network continuity

In December 2012, NSS Labs performed an independent test of the FortiGate-800C running FortiOS v4.3.8, Fortinet’s purpose-built security operating system. The product was subjected to thorough testing at the NSS Labs facility in Austin, Texas, based on the network firewall methodology v4.0 available on www.nsslabs.com. This test was conducted free of charge and NSS Labs did not receive any compensation in return for Fortinet’s participation.

“Fortinet’s FortiGate-800C was able to withstand our stability test and remain functional throughout the test,” said Thomas Skybakmoen, research director at NSS Labs. “The FortiGate-800C is a robust and stable firewall.”

The FG-800C delivered firewall throughput of 9.7 Gbps. NSS Labs rates throughput based upon an average of the results from tests: “Real World” Protocol Mix (Perimeter), “Real World” Protocol Mix (Core), and 21 KB HTTP Response.

“We are pleased to learn that NSS Labs has validated the high performance of our FortiGate-800C,” said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. “These independent benchmark results, combined with the advanced hardware features and wide spectrum of security technologies included in the FortiGate 800C, will once again demonstrate that Fortinet is leading the industry by giving customers a scalable and future-ready solution that satisfies their security, performance and budget requirements.”

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