Fortinet Launches New Network Security Appliance

Fortinet announced the newest addition to its next-generation firewall (NGFW) appliance family, the most intelligent and powerful NGFWs on the market. The feature-rich Fort iGATE-3600C offers large enterprises and MSSPs the most advanced network security appliance in the industry.

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“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’s 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. 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 Agent less or Agent-based manner. Armed with this information, the policy engine can make more granular security decisions based on user and device behavior.

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