Fortinet Launches New Network Security Appliance With

Fortinet Launches New Network Security Appliance With Class-Leading
Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Performance and Security 
New FortiGate-3600C Redefines Performance Benchmark for Enterprise
and MSSP Network Security Appliances 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced the newest addition to its next-generation firewall (NGFW)
appliance family, the most intelligent and powerful NGFWs on the
market. The feature-rich FortiGate(R)-3600C offers large enterprises
and MSSPs the most advanced network security appliance in the
"As advanced, blended threats become the norm, the consolidation of
security applications onto multi-function appliances becomes even
more important in order to ensure complete visibility into all
traffic," said John Grady, Research Manager at IDC. "However,
organizations need to consider platforms that not only provide the
necessary security functionality, but also support high performance
metrics at a reasonable cost -- both upfront and throughout the
lifespan of the appliance." 
The FortiGate-3600C runs FortiOS 5, the most powerful network
security operating system in the world and includes next-generation
firewall capabilities that feature:  

--  More control with network, user and device defined policy
--  Integrated security with firewall, IPS, application control and VPN
    functionality with advanced behavior inspection for improved advanced
    threat detection
--  Enhanced performance for every customer environment

More Control with Network, User and Device-Defined Policies  
Firewall policies typically rely on basic information such as the
"Source" and "Destination" address as well as port number to enforce
policies. FortiOS 5 has significantly enhanced an organization's
ability to enforce policies by incorporating both "User" and "Source"
identities as well. A user can be identified through various
authentication methods, including single sign on. That individual's
computer or mobile device can be indentified in an Agentless or
Agent-based manner. Armed with this information, the policy engine
can make more granular security decisions based on user and device
Integrated Security with Firew
all, IPS, Application Control and VPN
Functionality with Advanced Behavior Inspection for Improved
Detection of Advanced Threats 
The 3600C can be deployed in a standalone security application mode
such as a firewall or as an NGFW that includes firewall, IPS and
application control. Additional applications such as virtual private
network (VPN) or advanced threat detection, which uses
behavioral-based detection in conjunction with a cloud-based
reputation system that tracks botnets and elements of their threat
life cycle, can easily be enabled and configured. 
FortiASIC Innovation: Enhanced Performance for Every Customer
Customers' network environments, including data centers, campus
environments, remote offices and small businesses are all under
tremendous pressure to achieve seemingly incompatible requirements:
increased performance while increasing security. Fortinet delivers on
these two essential criteria with the use of purpose-built processor
technology to achieve unmatched performance and protection, at
outstanding price-points for every market segment. These
purpose-built processors eliminate the performance bottleneck that
other firewalls experience, allowing FortiGate devices to deliver
award-winning threat detection while keeping up with high
performance, high volume environments. Fortinet's custom "Content
Processors" provide ultra high-speed content inspection for IPS and
antimalware, while the company's "Network Processors" accelerate
network tasks such as Firewall or VPN.  
Thanks to the appliance's FortiASIC(TM) custom processors, the new
FortiGate-3600C delivers up to 60 Gbps of firewall performance, 28
million concurrent sessions per second, 17 Gbps IPSec VPN and up to
14 Gbps intrusion prevention (IPS) to protect high volume enterprise
environments from today's advanced threats. In addition to its high
performance, the FortiGate-3600C is highly scalable and features 12X
10 GbE ports, 16X GbE ports and 2X GbE copper management ports to
give enterprise customers maximum deployment flexibility.  
Use Cases for the FortiGate-3600C 
As a next-generation firewall (NGFW) at the perimeter, the
FortiGate-3600C can be deployed as an ultra-low latency firewall for
enterprise networks, datacenters, campus and wireless networks. MSSPs
or distributed enterprise networks have the option of deploying the
FortiGate-3600C with more security services enabled as a unified
threat management (UTM) device. The platform is fully integrated with
Fortinet's FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer, providing central policy
and reporting.  
"Large enterprise customers that require granular visibility into and
control over thousands of applications, users and devices operating
across their network infrastructure will find the FortiGate-3600C an
ideal solution," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of products for
Fortinet. "While it delivers outstanding next-generation firewall
functionality with breakthrough price/performance, this new
platform's versatility is equally impressive when deployed as a
multi-threat security platform for large distributed enterprises.
Once again, Fortinet is providing our enterprise customers with the
highest performing, most versatile network security solutions to meet
the constantly evolving threat protection requirements of today's
most demanding environments." 
The FortiGate-3600C is available now. 
The FortiGate Performance Advantage Verified by NSS Labs 
In addition to today's FortiGate-3600C product launch, Fortinet
announced that NSS Labs has published a comprehensive benchmark test
report in which the FortiGate-800C and has earned perfect scores in
the categories of overall protection, stability & reliability,
firewall enforcement and security effectiveness. In addition, NSS
Labs verified the FortiGate-800C is able to sustain 9.7 Gbps
throughput without compromising security effectiveness. The full
press release can be found here: 
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About Fortinet (
 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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