November 13, 2008

Fortinet Introduces Multi-Threat Security Appliance

Fortinet, a provider of unified threat management solutions, has introduced FortiGate-620B multi-threat security appliance, which reportedly brings better performance to the enterprise segment.

Expandable up to 24 ports, the FortiGate-620B appliance offers better port density in its class, which is the key driver behind the flexibility that enterprise companies can now have for internal network security segmentation, said Fortinet.

The FortiGate-620B appliance integrates eight core security functions, including antivirus, intrusion prevention, spyware prevention, antispam, web content filtering, traffic shaping, VPN and firewall. Customers can choose to purchase FortiGate appliances for all of these functionalities, or integrate just a few functions. In either case, it has become clear that enterprises of all sizes are asking for much more than just firewall protection for their networks, and moreover are requiring richer features like fast performance and network segmentation options, Fortinet has said.

Through the higher firewall/VPN performance and port density, the FortiGate-620B offers enterprise customers the ability to segment their network for policy granularity and event isolation.

As with all FortiGate systems, the FortiGate-620B consolidates critical security technology and services to enhance network protection and reduce total cost of ownership. The systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard subscription services, which provide updates to help protect against the latest viruses, worms, trojans and other threats.

Michael Xie, chief technology officer and co-founder of Fortinet, said: "The increased popularity of gigabit-switching infrastructures and growing network size are fueling the need for internal network segmentation points with gigabit-per-second links, and these requirements are extending beyond traditional high-end enterprises. The FortiGate-620B continues Fortinet's strategy to drive higher price/performance and port density into our products in order to bring high-end enterprise-level features to a broader enterprise segment."