Fortinet unveils FortiDDoS product family for enterprises

Telecom Lead India: Fortinet, network security solutions
provider, has launched the FortiDDoS product family for enterprises, Web
hosting and cloud service providers.

The new FortiDDoS-100A, FortiDDoS-200A and FortiDDoS-300A
are designed to detect and help protect against damaging and sophisticated DDoS

The appliances feature custom ASICs that are capable of
mitigating DDoS attacks while maintaining incredibly-low latency (less than 26
microseconds), preventing loss of availability to critical systems, servers and

FortiDDoS product family provides granular real-time
network traffic visibility and automatic protection against targeted DDoS

The FortiDDoS appliances will support network
virtualization and automatic and traffic baselining.

The damage from a DDoS attack can include loss of
revenue, loss of customer confidence, loss of brand equity and potentially huge
legal liabilities. A FortiDDoS appliance installed in front of a network
infrastructure can act as a shield against DDoS attacks,” said Michael Xie,
chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at Fortinet.

Fortinet said network virtualization helps prevent
attacks on one segment of the network from affecting other segments, preserving
availability in virtualized environments of datacenters and cloud-based service

The automatic traffic baseline model building is unique,
enabling the FortiDDoS products to build a network behavior model initially and
adaptively update it with practically no end-user intervention, resulting in
significantly reduced administrative overhead.

FortiDDoS appliances are easy to deploy and manage, and
are designed to recognize today’s attack vectors and deliver
hardware-accelerated performance to block attacks quickly,” said Hemant Jain,
vice president of engineering at Fortinet.

This feature is beneficial in supporting multiple layers
of defense but also is a cost containment and administration-friendly feature
for organizations that have multiple Web properties to protect, and need unique
policies for each. Virtual instances can also be effectively used in defense
escalation. Rather than have a single set of policies, multiple policy sets can
be defined in advance, such that the organization can apply a more stringent
set of policies if the preceding policies were inadequate,” said Michael Suby,
Stratecast vice president of research at Frost and Sullivan.

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