Fortinet launches multi-threat security appliance for enterprises

Telecom Lead America: Fortinet has launched a
multi-threat security appliance for enterprises. The new FortiGate-100D
integrates attack recognition and prevention technologies into a single
platform to help smaller networks protect users, data, and systems.


The FortiGate-100D features capacity, performance
improvements and configuration options that facilitate network growth and the
expansion of branch office deployments.


“FortiGate-100D is a strategic product because it
intersects the small-to-medium business and large enterprise branch office
markets where we are seeing significant demand,” said Michael Xie, chief
technology officer with Fortinet.


It combines firewall, application control, IP Sec and SSL
VPN, intrusion prevention, antivirus, antimalware, antispam, and Web filtering
into a single device. The appliance helps organizations meet regulatory
compliance requirements.


Fortinet said the appliance provides onboard storage to
archive data for policy compliance, generate SQL-based reports locally, or
enable WAN optimization. The WAN optimization feature increases network
performance by reducing the amount of communication and data transmitted
between applications and servers across a WAN.


The FortiGate-100D delivers 2.5 Gbps of firewall
throughput, 950 Mbps of IPS throughput and can support up to 2.5 million
concurrent firewall sessions.


Because of the increasing mobility of today’s workforce
and the growing importance of branch office operations transferring sensitive
data, the new appliance supports 5,000 Client-to-Gateway IPSec VPN tunnels. In
addition, it supports up to 200 concurrent SSL VPN users.


To improve antivirus performance, the FortiGate-100D
delivers 700 Mbps of flow-based throughput or 300 Mbps of proxy-based
throughput. Each of these performance benchmarks represent an approximately 4.5
X improvement over the FortiGate-110C.


The FortiGate-100D is equipped with twenty-two GbE
interfaces that can be easily partitioned into independent security zones and
custom combinations of LAN and WAN ports, dual-WAN redundant connections for
maximum reliability and availability are supported by default, and a dedicated
DMZ port adds an extra layer of protection for Web-facing servers.


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