Fortinet Disrupts Security Market With New High-Performance Enterprise Edge/Data Center Firewall

Fortinet Disrupts Security Market With New High-Performance Enterprise 
Edge/Data Center Firewall 
New FortiGate-1500D Redefines Enterprise Price/Performance Bar 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 --  Adding to its armory
of high-performance data center firewalls, Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ: FTNT)
-- a global leader in high-performance network security, today
launched a new enterprise firewall destined to disrupt the enterprise
security market. This new firewall, the FortiGate(R)-1500D, delivers
unparalleled price/performance in a flexible appliance form factor to
meet any number of enterprise deployment scenarios, such as a campus
edge, data center or even branch office.  
Standout features of the new FortiGate-1500D include: 

--  Industry leading price/performance protection - The FortiGate-1500D
    achieves 80 Gbps firewall throughput that sets a new standard of price
    per Gbps protected traffic;
--  High-performance next-generation threat protection - Additionally, the
    FortiGate-1500D provides 10 Gbps intrusion prevention and application
    control performance, which is five times faster than any comparable
    next-generation firewall;
--  Unparalleled processing power - Like the recently announced
    FortiGate-3700D, the new FortiGate 1500D utilizes the latest
    FortiASIC(TM) NP6 network processor and CP8 content processor to
    provide high-speed cryptographic and content inspection services. This
    allows for accelerated content inspection and the ability to offload
    encryption/decryption, thus helping to ensure peak firewall

"As enterprises re-architect their networks to take advantage of cloud
services and rich content, high-performance security is essential to
this next wave of infrastructure and development," said John
Maddison, VP of Marketing at Fortinet. "With the new FortiGate-1500D,
enterprises can have it all -- cutting edge network speed coupled
with state of the art network security." 
"Without a doubt, the move to faster network technologies is forcing
enterprises to look at upgrading every moving part of their IT
infrastructure, and firewalls are no different," said Jeff Wilson,
Principal Security Analyst at Infonetics. "The need to add high-speed
interfaces to firewalls (10G, 40G and eventually 100G) tops the list
of drivers for investing in new high-performance firewalls." 
Flexible for Today's Enterprise
 The new FortiGate-1500D leverages
FortiOS 5, the industry's most advanced network security operating
system. As the OS foundation for all FortiGate network security
platforms, it can be used across large or small enterprise
infrastructures and multiple security application personalities.
FortiOS 5 allows for flexible deployment modes within the enterprise
using different firewall personalities, including firewall + VPN,
firewall + IPS, NGFW, advanced threat protection and more.  
To help ensure optimal uptime, FortiOS 5 also provides multiple forms
of high availability (HA) such as Active-Active, Active Passive or
Virtual Cluster. Depending on the configuration, failover times are
in the sub-second range. Multiple HA deployment modes allow tight
integration into different enterprise environments. 
Optimized for Complex Network Needs
 The FortiGate-1500D includes
eight 10 GbE (SFP+) and 32 GbE ports in a high-density, compact (2U)
appliance form factor. As enterprises build out new or redesign data
centers, network segmentation is taking a more critical role in their
architecture. The segmentation may be based on perimeter
architecture, services, function or regulatory requirements and
effectively separates networks physically or virtually to better
provide security service level agreements. Fortinet offers physical,
hybrid or virtual network segmentation via its virtual domain (VDOM)
Leverages the FortiASIC Advantage
 The FortiGate-1500D features the
latest FortiASIC NP6 processor, which operates in-line with firewall
and VPN functions to deliver several key benefits. These include
wire-speed firewall performance at the network edge for any size
packets, including IPv4 and IPv6; processing headroom to support NAT
46, NAT64, or NAT66; VPN control and provisioning of wireless access
points (CAPWAP), and generic routing encapsulation (GRE)
acceleration; anomaly-based intrusion prevention, checksum offload
and packet defragmentation; and traffic shaping and priority queuing.
All of this allows for high-performance protection, while eliminating
performance bottlenecks. 
 The FortiGate-1500D is
available in the U.S. now from authorized Fortinet resellers. For
more information, please visit:  
About Fortinet
 Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) helps protect networks, users
and data from continually evolving threats. As a global leader in
high-performance network security, we enable businesses and
governments to consolidate and integrate stand-alone technologies
without suffering performance penalties. Unlike costly, inflexible
and low-performance alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower
customers to embrace new technologies and business opportunities
while protecting essential systems and content. Learn more at 
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