Fortinet Launches New Architecture for Distributed Enterprise

Fortinet Launches New Architecture for Distributed Enterprise
Networks 
New UTM Platforms and Network Security Switches Unveiled at National
Retail Federation Conference 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced the introduction of new network security appliances and
secure switching platforms designed for the landline and wireless
security needs of distributed enterprises at the National Retail
Federation conference. The new products were developed for the
demanding security needs of retailers that face stringent PCI
regulatory compliance, the growing need for uninterrupted network
uptime, and support for centralized system management for remote
branch offices and outlets with little to no technical resources. 
Fortinet will showcase the new products in Booth C414 at the NRF
conference January 13 - 15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
in New York City. 
The six new products from Fortinet include four new FortiGate network
security appliances: the FortiGate-60D, FortiWiFi-60D,
FortiGate-60C-POE and the FortiGate-60CM-3G4G-B; and two new secure
FortiSwitch platforms: the FortiSwitch-124B-POE and
FortiSwitch-224B-POE. As a single source provider, Fortinet is
uniquely positioned to offer this comprehensive range of security
products for distributed enterprises that, until now, have
historically required multiple vendors. By providing customers with a
single vendor option, Fortinet is delivering unprecedented
price/performance, lower TCO and centralized "single pane of glass"
management for remotely deployed devices. 
Advantages of Fortinet's New Architecture for Distributed Enterprises 
Today's announcement introduces new products to support Fortinet's
new distributed enterprise architecture. This architecture consists
of four primary building blocks: 
Management Level - Given the widely distributed nature of modern
retail establishments, the ability to quickly modify and manage
security appliances is essential. Fortinet provides the FortiManager
and FortiAnalyzer products to help retailers manage their distributed
environments. 
Aggregation Level - The aggregation level is the destination for all
data. Typically this is the retail headquarte
rs. Core security
functions such as firewall, application control and VPN termination
take place here.  
Store Level - The individual store level requires security and
connectivity for a wide variety of functions including WiFi, voice
and traditional network connectivity. With the addition of consumer
connectivity, each store must also be able to provide security
functions such as anti-malware and application control. Fortinet
products including FortiGate, FortiWiFi and FortiVoice provide all
the components needed for a next generation retail store to operate
in a secure manner while offering an enhanced consumer experience. 
Access Level - As stores extend access to employees using tablets and
to consumers using mobile devices, ensuring secure access is
critical. Fortinet products can ensure secure access control through
rogue AP detection, authentication, guest WiFi services, rate
limiting and load balancing. 
"Fortinet's announcement illustrates that Fortinet clearly
understands today's distributed enterprise requirements," said
Michael Suby, Stratecast vice president of research at Frost &
Sullivan. "These new products are not only designed to consolidate
features and functionality, simplify installation and management, and
improve security posture, but they are able to do so with minimal
impact to network bandwidth." 
Fortinet's New Products at a Glance
 Fortinet is introducing four new
network security appliances running FortiOS-5.0, the world's most
advanced security operating system. The new FortiGate-60D and
FortiWiFi-60D are next-generation network security appliances that
use Fortinet's new dual core, system-on-chip II (SOC2) application
specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology. Delivering up to twice
the unified threat management performance, this is the first usage of
SOC2 technology for Fortinet's entry level security appliances. In
addition to providing superior price/performance, reduced power
consumption and greater port density, these two FortiGates are
designed to support custom functions such as accelerated firewall,
intrusion prevention and antivirus performance. 
The FortiGate-60C-POE integrates security with 24 Gigabit Power over
Ethernet ports that can power Fortinet access points, switches and
wireless repeaters to simplify secure network infrastructures at
remote sites. It also delivers enterprise-class protection for
applications and data through a wide
 range of onboard security
technologies for distributed locations, branch offices and retail
networks. With a built-in wireless controller, the appliance is
designed to support up to 10,000 square feet of retail and/or office
space to support secure wireless communications for employees and
guest hot spot connectivity.  
FortiGate-60CM-3G4G family of products incorporates an embedded 3G/4G
wireless WAN modem for wireless carrier connectivity. This flexible
platform can be populated with specialized modem technology and
certified for various carrier networks. This highly integrated secure
access device allows high availability by simultaneous use of fast 4G
wireless connectivity and Ethernet as primary links and V.90 analog
as backup, eliminating the need for external USB WAN modems. This
capability also makes the device ideal for mobile kiosks in locations
that don't provide wired Internet access services. 
Fortinet is also introducing two new Gigabit PoE managed switches;
the 12-port FortiSwitch-124B-POE and the 24-port
FortiSwitch-224B-POE, which are designed for distributed remote
locations deploying converged network applications including voice,
video, data and wireless. These remote locations can leverage each
system's PoE ports to power a wide variety of devices such as
wireless access points, video cameras and/or VoIP phones without the
need for separate power supplies. Each centrally managed switch
provides VLAN segmentation for voice, video, data and wireless
traffic and allows remote power toggle of individual PoE devices to
aid in remote troubleshooting. 
"I choose Fortinet for my distributed network because they had the
broadest range of products covering connectivity and access at the
local and Wide Area Network. We can turn on security within the
infrastructure without affecting performance and the central
management and reporting simplifies operation," said Larry Havlik,
senior director, Information Technology & Facilities at Hat World /
Lids.com.  
"The days of having to cobble together secure network service
solutions from multiple vendors for remote sites is over," said
Koroush Saraf, senior director of product management for Fortinet.
"With the introduction of our cost effective UTM network security
appliances, secure switches and wireless connectivity solutions,
we're providing distributed enterprises with the most complete secure
networking systems in the industry. Equally important, all of our new
products are centrally managed from a single console that allows
remote sites to enjoy true enterprise-class security." 
For more information on Fortinet's distributed enterprise solutions,
please visit:
http://www.fortinet.com/solutions/distributed_enterprise.html 
Availability
 The FortiGate-60C-POE, FortiGate-60D,
FortiWiFi-60D-POE, FortiSwitch-124B, FortiSwitch-224B POE 
andFortiSwitch-324 POE are available now. 
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About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
 Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a
worldwide provider of network security appliances and a 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 2012
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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