SOURCE: Fortinet


August 10, 2011 09:05 ET

Fortinet Introduces New High-Performance, Multi-Threat Security Appliance for Mid-Sized Organizations and Large Enterprise Branch Offices

FortiGate™-300C Delivers Price/Performance Breakthrough to Provide Highly Flexible Unified Threat Management Deployment Options in Single Appliance

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced the introduction 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 environments. 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. In addition, 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 forensics.

Fortinet's Broad Product Line Enhances Security Coverage

Fortinet's broad security product line, including today's announced 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 products. 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 solutions. 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 ForiAnalyzer.

"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."

The FortiGate-300C will be available later this quarter.

About Fortinet (
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2009 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

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