Fortinet Launches New Data Center Security Appliance

FortiGate-3140B can be deployed as either a high-performance firewall or a unified threat management solution

February 14, 2011

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 14, 2011 - Fortinet' (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced the addition of a new consolidated security appliance to its award-winning FortiGate' product family. Fortinet will showcase the new appliance and other products at the RSA Conference in Booth #923 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from February 14–18.

The FortiGate-3140B consolidated security appliance is designed for large enterprises and data centers requiring maximum firewall, virtual private network and intrusion prevention system (IPS) performance to optimize protection against blended threats, destructive malware and constantly evolving attempts to breach security in high-speed network environments.

Big Performance; Small Form Factor Leveraging custom FortiASIC™ processors, the FortiGate-3140B appliance provides large enterprises with up to 58 gigabits-per-second of firewall performance, 10 Gbps of IPS performance, and up to a robust 22 gigabits-per-second of VPN performance, all in a highly compact two rack unit (2-RU) form factor designed to preserve precious wiring closet real estate. The new appliance comes standard with ten 10-gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) ports. To provide the most flexible protection for the most demanding network environments, the appliance offers a total of 22 ports, making the system ideal for data center and other high-bandwidth applications. This unmatched port density enables the FortiGate-3140B to be deployed as either a high-performance firewall or a unified threat management solution that can be easily configured to concurrently support VPN, IPS, application control, anti-spam and anti-virus security measures without degrading performance.

Equipped with the third major release of the FortiOS 4.0 MR3 operating system, the FortiGate-3140B will feature active profiling for improved policy enforcement and flow-based inspection for superior Web filtering and traffic shaping. “Our large enterprise customers are vocal about their need for proactive security measures that can combine the trifecta of high performance, consolidated threat management, and ease of deployment in a single appliance,” said Michael Xie, founder, CTO and vice president of engineering at Fortinet. “And once again, we’re responding to this directive with the release of our latest additions to the FortiGate product line. By innovating across hardware, software and ‘threat landscape’ dimensions, we continue to meet the evolving security requirements of our worldwide customer base.”

The FortiGate-3140B rounds out the update of the FortiGate-3000 series family, joining the FortiGate-3950B, which delivers up to 120 Gbps of low-latency firewall inspection performance to help secure the most demanding enterprise environments, as well as the FortiGate-3040B, which delivers up to 40 Gbps of exceptionally low latency, wire-speed firewall inspection. This appliance family takes full advantage of the comprehensive advancements offered in the FortiOS 4.0 MR3 operating system also announced today.

Availability The FortiGate-3140B is available now and the FortiOS 4.0 MR3 operating system will be available 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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