Firewalls for service providers and carriers

Fortinet announced two additions to its next-generation firewall product family that are designed to meet the growing threat protection and IT infrastructure control requirements of large enterprises, service providers and carriers that provide complex, multi-tenant cloud-based services.

Designed from the ground up as a next-generation firewall that tightly integrates application control technologies with an intrusion prevention system, the FortiGate-3240C exerts granular control over more than 1,900 discrete applications and provides real-time protection against current and emerging Advanced Persistent Threats. In addition, the compact 2-RU format appliance delivers up to 40 Gbps of firewall throughput and tremendous scalability with 12 hardware-accelerated 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) ports and 16 hardware-accelerated Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, ports, the highest 10-GbE port density in its class.

In addition to serving as a firewall, the FortiGate-3240C consolidates a set of security features to help protect high bandwidth networks including integrated Intrusion Prevention, user-based policies and endpoint policy enforcement. As an IPv6-ready platform with authentication options for secure remote access and policy compliance, the new appliance provides integration with Fortinet’s FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer systems to centralize and simplify management, reporting and analysis for thousands of Fortinet devices. In addition, the FortiGate-3240C supports redundant, hot-swappable power supplies to minimize single points of failure in large, complex enterprise and carrier networks where network downtime can have dire financial consequences.

Featuring the latest FortiASIC Content Processor and Security Processor chips, FortiGate-5101C security blades accelerate the performance of FortiGate-5000 Series ATCA-compliant chassis-based systems. A fully stocked FortiGate-5140B chassis using FortiGate-5101C security blades will provide up to 100 Gbps of IPv6 firewall throughput for next-generation networks, which is critical to large enterprises and service providers migrating to the new standard protocol for the Internet.

FortiGate-5101C also supports consolidated security functions that help protect low-latency networks against the latest blended threats and Web-based attacks. By populating FortiGate-5000 series chasses-based systems with FortiGate-5101C security blades, networks can be segmented by customer, business unit or any other logical division for granular control with up to 300 virtual domains per blade that is ideal for virtualized infrastructures. The security blades also integrate with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer systems to provide centralized command with rich analytics and reporting to help security managers stay fully current with evolving security needs.

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