Fortinet Eyes Supply Concerns With New Firewalls
May 5, 2022
Fortinet introduced a suite of new FortiGate appliances that features ASIC-based performance acceleration and integrated AI-powered FortiGuard Security Services to support campus, branch, and hybrid data center environments. The new FortiGate 600F, FortiGate 3700F, and FortiGate 70F each feature Security Compute Ratings that offer better performance than competitive offerings. This means organizations that choose FortiGate realize better ROI, more scale to protect against advanced threats, and realize better user experience with a converged networking and security platform.
John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet siad,
“FortiGate is more than just the most deployed network firewall
in the world. It’s one of the top SD-WAN solutions on the
market, a powerful LAN Edge controller and 5G controller, and
delivers the industry’s only universal ZTNA enforcement. Most
importantly, it’s the foundation of the only true converged
networking and security platform available today. This
convergence is over 20 years in the making and made possible by
custom ASICs, integrated security services, and FortiOS, a
single organically developed operating system shared across the
Fortinet Security Fabric that is consistent whether on-premises
or in the cloud.”
Consistent Networking and Security Convergence is Key
In today’s era of hybrid IT, the network is more important than ever to connect users, applications, physical locations, and multi-cloud environments. And as digital acceleration further drives the distribution of workers, devices, and data, the digital attack surface continues to expand. The ability of an organization to converge networking and security consistently across its physical and cloud locations will determine its success in securing the rapid expansion of these new edges.
FortiGate Network Firewalls serve as the foundation of the industry’s most comprehensive converged networking and security platform powered by FortiOS everywhere to deliver advanced security that is seamlessly integrated with modern networking capabilities such as SD-WAN, universal ZTNA, LAN edge controllers, and support for 5G. And because FortiOS has been organically developed with both networking and security in mind, this convergence is available and consistent across all form factors, including appliance, virtual machine for multi-cloud, container, and SaaS. This makes FortiGate powered by FortiOS everywhere a powerful enabler of network modernization with security integrated across all parts of the network.
New FortiGate Network Firewalls Deliver Converged Networking and Security to Branch, Campus, and Hybrid Data Center Environments
FortiGate 600F Supports Today’s Dynamic Campus
- The new FortiGate 600F series delivers a converged networking and security solution for campus edge deployments to support a Zero Trust Edge strategy. As enterprises balance their return to the office and support a hybrid workforce, rich media services such as video and application access must be included to support new growth initiatives in a hybrid IT model. To power today’s new, highly dynamic campus, Fortinet is bringing data-center-class capabilities to its mid-range line, including support for an average of seven times more connections per second than comparable industry offerings. These innovations are powered by Fortinet’s purpose-built Network Processor 7 (NP7) ASIC and include built-in 25GbE interfaces to stop the lateral movement of threats. FortiGate 600F also offers 7Gbps of SSL inspection with AI-powered security services enabled to eliminate network blind spots.
- The new FortiGate 3700F secures data centers that are part of hybrid IT networks and are critical to an organization’s digital acceleration journey. As the industry’s only compact network firewall appliance with multiple 400GbE interfaces, FortiGate 3700F supports high-speed connections between the data center and multi-clouds to deliver an optimal digital experience for customers no matter where applications are hosted. With low latency at nearly two microseconds, it also supports high-frequency trading. Natively integrated ZTNA enforcement in FortiGate 3700F allows organizations to enact explicit application access to ensure that data and applications remain protected. When combined with our newly introduced in-line sandboxing service, FortiGate 3700F delivers real-time prevention of never-before-seen attacks with minimal impact on operations.
- With FortiGate 70F, Fortinet continues to empower IT leaders to transform their WAN edge with SD-WAN, advanced security, advanced routing, and ZTNA enforcement capabilities in a single appliance that is right-sized for branch offices. FortiGate 70F has been re-engineered to enable alternative part sourcing as part of Fortinet’s strategy to remain resilient in the face of supply chain constraints.
FortiGate and AI-Powered FortiGuard Security Services
These new appliances integrate with all of the recently announced AI-powered FortiGuard Security Services introduced in FortiOS 7.2, including industry-first inline Sandboxing, Advanced Device Protection for OT and IoT environments, outbreak detection delivering immediate alerts and threat hunting scripts for outbreaks, SOC-as-a-Service providing Tier 1 hunting and automation with options for Tier 2 and Tier 3 support, dedicated IPS, and inline CASB. All FortiGuard Security Services are powered by trusted machine learning, artificial intelligence, and independent research from FortiGuard Labs, and integrate across the Fortinet Security Fabric to better protect against known and unknown modern attacks across today’s expanded attack surface.
FortiGate 600F vs. Competitors
Below is a comparison of the top firewalls on the market against the target performance numbers of the FortiGate 600F series. Security Compute Rating is a benchmark (performance multiplier) that compares FortiGate performance versus the industry average of competing products across various categories that fall within the same price band.