Fortinet unveils new multi-threat security appliance

Fortinet announced the launch of the newest member of its
FortiGate multi-threat security appliance product family.


The FortiGate-300C is specifically designed for mid-size
organizations and large enterprises with strategic branch offices requiring
optimal security protection capable of keeping pace with today’s volatile
threat landscape.


The highly versatile FortiGate-300C features one of the
highest port densities and price/performance ratios of any product in its class
to deliver advanced firewall, VPN, application control and intrusion prevention
system functionality in a single appliance.


The FortiGate-300C is powerful enough to be deployed as
the main security gateway for VPN termination and application control in
mid-sized enterprises when combined with Fortinet’s FortiClient software,
and/or as a high-performance, multi-threat security appliance in large branch
offices and remote locations requiring high-speed network connections.


Designed with eight FortiASIC-accelerated ports for
maximum throughput, the new appliance delivers wire-speed firewall and IPSec
VPN performance as well as application control acceleration to provide
optimized security capabilities without imposing latency in high-speed network


For example, eight Gbps firewall throughput can support
one million concurrent sessions. And with the ability to support 4.5 Gbps of
IPSec throughput, 10,000 client-to-gateway and 6,000 gateway-to-gateway IPSec
tunnels can be supported with a single device.


To help organizations protect their assets and network
infrastructures in the face of the constantly evolving threat landscape, the
eight accelerated ports on the FortiGate-300C facilitate the creation and
enforcement of segmented security zones with policy control previously
available only within larger-scale solutions.


The FortiGate-300C is also designed to evolve with
organizations that consistently re-architect their networks for greater
performance across distributed environments by integrating onboard storage for
WAN optimization.


The new appliance features advanced local logging and
reporting capabilities that complement the optional integration with Fortinet’s
FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer systems for centralized management and advanced


Fortinet’s broad security product line, including
FortiGate-300C, consolidates security functionality across wired and wireless
architectures in enterprises, managed security service providers (MSSPs) and
telecommunications carriers for higher performance and a lower total cost of
ownership than cobbling together different vendors and disparate point


From the FortiGate 30 Series, which offers 30 Mbps
firewall throughput, up to the FortiGate 1200 Series, which offers 40 Gbps
firewall throughput, and all products in between those series deliver a
price/performance that cannot be beat today.


Demanding organizations that require between 120 Gbps and
480 Gbps throughput can get the best performing security from the
FortiGate-3000 Series and FortiGate-5000 Series appliances.


Fortinet’s uniquely accelerated performance comes from
custom FortiASIC processors that greatly improve the throughput of an
appliance’s integrated UTM security features; including antivirus, firewall,
VPN, intrusion prevention, as well as many other security and networking
functions, such as Web filtering, anti-spam, WAN optimization and data leakage
prevention (DLP).


FortiGate systems provide constant security protection
through updates by Fortinet’s FortiGuard Network, which guards against the most
damaging threats, such as viruses, worms, advanced intrusions and other
unwanted network traffic – around the clock and around the world.


FortiGate appliances are integrated with a broad security
ecosystem product offering that includes messaging, Web application firewall,
database security, management and analysis systems and endpoint security

FortiGate appliances also contain a wireless controller,
enabling wired and wireless infrastructures to be simply implemented and more
secure through a single security platform. The entire security environment can
be easily managed and reported using enterprise-scale FortiManager and


“Our mid-sized and large-scale enterprise customers
have been looking for new opportunities to apply the benefits of unified threat
management in strategic gateway and remote location deployments with more
aggressive price/performance levels,” said Michael Xie, founder, CTO and
vice president of engineering at Fortinet.  


“And once again, we’re responding to pent up
customer demand for solutions that combat the constantly changing threat
landscape at an affordable price without sacrificing network performance. The
introduction of the FortiGate-300C meets this trifecta of customer needs head
on,” added Xie.


By Team
[email protected]


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