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High performance sercurity appliances for demanding applications.

Fortinet : 12 June, 2007  (New Product)
Larger businesses and security service providers can now benefit from increased performance of Fortinet network security appliances.
Fortinet has expanded its FortiGate-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.

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.

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.

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 FortiASIC-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.

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 AdvancedMC, is an open standard developed by the PICMG consortium to meet the next generation needs of carrier class hardware.

"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.'

"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."

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