New Fortinet FortiGate Announced Today

The FortiGate-3040B appliance delivers up to 40 Gbps of low latency

October 5, 2010

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 4, 2010 - Fortinet' (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced its newest multi-threat security appliance purpose-built for large enterprise and data center environments. The new appliance is the latest to join the FortiGate-3000 series product family, and integrates high-performance firewall capabilities with advanced unified threat management protection in a single system to help protect organizations’ vital assets. This multi-function integration provides customers with flexible configuration and deployment options that can help consolidate stand-alone security devices and greatly reduce operating costs and capital expenditures.

The versatile FortiGate-3040B appliance delivers up to 40 Gbps of exceptionally low latency, wire-speed firewall inspection performance to meet increasingly demanding data center security requirements. It also comes standard with eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports to provide high bandwidth connectivity to the security gateway and delivers up to 17 Gigabits-per-second of virtual private network (VPN) performance, all in a single, compact 2-RU appliance form factor. Fueling this high performance is Fortinet’s innovative FortiASIC™ network processors.

The FortiGate-3040B is the entry level model of Fortinet’s FortiGate-3000 series, designed especially for enterprises and high-end deployments. The FortiGate-3000 series of multi-threat security appliances delivers unmatched performance, flexibility, and security. This family of appliances is built from the ground up with high performance custom hardware and an innovative architecture, combined with the seamlessly integrated multi-threat security included in every FortiGate.

The FortiGate-3040B provides exceptional deployment versatility by providing the industry’s greatest port-density in its price class. A total of 20 ports are included on the system comprised of modular SFP+, SFP and traditional RJ-45 ports.

Like other enterprise-class multi-threat security appliances from Fortinet, the FortiGate- 3040B is equipped with the FortiOS 4.0 MR2 operating system to effectively neutralize a wide range of security threats facing networks today. This includes inappropriate Web content, email spam, viruses, malware and spyware that can compromise critical customer and corporate information, reduce employee productivity, and expose an organization to legal and criminal liability. The FortiOS operating system enables the FortiGate appliance to function as a dedicated enterprise-class firewall with tightly integrated IPS and complete application control and security. It can also be deployed to include any combination of IPSec/SSL VPN, antivirus/anti-malware, web filtering, anti-spam, data loss prevention, and voice security services, all determined by the customer for maximum deployment flexibility.

Especially important to a large-scale firewall deployment, the FortiGate-3040B integrates the industry’s broadest array of network and content security services to deliver complete content protection at a granular level. Fortinet continues to advance the state of security from simple firewall “permit/block” functionality to ultra high-performance threat identification and prevention, with the added benefit of policy enforcement down to the application level. This is made possible through the integration of content-aware security technologies into the firewall to identify threats within trusted communications.

“Multi-threat security has never been more critical to enterprises,” said Michael Xie, founder, CTO and vice president of engineering at Fortinet. “Security breaches today can inflict serious damage to brand equity, trigger regulatory penalties, compromise risk compliance and disrupt essential services. That’s why we continue to push the envelope with security solutions that combine superior technical advancements, flexible configuration and deployment options and unparalleled performance. The new FortiGate-3040B is no exception.”


The FortiGate-3040B appliance is available now.

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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