|[July 23, 2014]
Fortinet: First to Deliver 1 Terabit Per Second Firewall Throughput
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
(NASDAQ:FTNT), a global leader in�high-performance network security,
today redefined the standard for firewall performance by being the first
network security vendor to deliver a firewall - the new FortiGate 5144C
- that exceeds 1 terabit per second (Tbps) throughput performance and
offers 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE connectivity options. This firmly
positions the FortiGate 5144C as the world's fastest firewall, making it
the ideal security solution for carriers, service providers and
large-scale enterprises who have the most demanding performance and
scalability requirements for network security, and who want unparalleled
versatility and flexibility in delivering high-performance data,
application and network protection to their customers and users.
"Major market drivers, such as big data, cloud-based services and the
explosion of Software as a Service translates to data centers needing
exceptionally fast and secure security platforms to protect their
applications and data," said Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet (News - Alert).
"Others have claimed to have the fastest firewall, but no other vendor
has actually delivered this level of performance and security, which
enables customers to build out their data centers for the future,
knowing that their firewalls will not be a choke point."
FortiGate 5000 Series - Setting the Standard for High-Performance
Security via NP6 ASICs
The new FortiGate 5000 Series is Fortinet's flagship, chassis and blade
firewall platform. Built for large-scale enterprise data center and
carrier-class environments, the FortiGate 5000 series includes fully
redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, fans and firewall blades for
The new 5000 Series is comprised of a new chassis - the FortiGate 5144C,
controller networking blades (5903C/5913C) and security blades (5001D)
that utilize the latest NP6 network processor to deliver 40 Gbps
firewall throughput per ASIC. Unlike common, off-the-shelf processors
used by other vendors, the NP6 ASIC is a revolutionary, low-power design
that produces unparalleled firewall throughput (40Gbps) and ultra-low
latency. Coupled with native IPv4 and IPv6 traffic processing, the NP6
is ideally suited for next-generation networks. By running fourteen
5001D security blades concurrently, today's 5000 Series delivers more
than 1 Tbps firewall throughput.
The new 5000 Series leverages the same high-performance hardware
architecture, NP6 ASICs and FortiOS that power the award-winning
enterprise FortiGate 1000 and 3000 security appliances that protect data
centers and enterprise users. This provides unparalleled deployment
flexibility, security functionality and policy enforcement.
"The industry is facing a massive change as businesses and consumers
demand applications and services to be delivered instantly. Just as
important is the fact that security must play an active role in this new
paradgm of delivering X-as-a-service," said Chris Rodriguez, senior
industry analyst, network security at Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert). "By delivering
firewall performance at the one terabit per second threshold, Fortinet
helps ensure new services can be added into the future and delivered
without sacrificing security or performance."
FortiGate 5001D Blades - State of the Art Security in a Blade Design
The new 5001D security blades provide the core security capabilities to
the new 5000 Series. These represent the 5th generation
process boards that can process 80 Gbps throughput. Each 5001D blade
embeds two FortiASIC NP6 processors. This provides full next-generation
firewall capabilities, including: deep packet inspection, IPS,
application control, web content filtering and more. In addition,
because of Fortinet's unique VDOM technology, multiple virtual instances
can run concomitantly, giving MSSPs and carriers the ability to offer
thousands of dedicated NGFW capabilities to their customers.
"Operating one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the
United States requires high performance and strong security," said Mike
Perusse, CTO of MegaPath (News - Alert), a nationwide provider of voice, data, security
and cloud services. "Fortinet is a clear leader of high-performance
network security, and their new 5000 Series stands to be a breakthrough
in helping to secure the delivery of next-generation services, today."
New FortiController to Provide 100 Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
For data centers or telecom environments that require 100 Gigabit
Ethernet connectivity, Fortinet presents the new FortiController-5913C
controller blade. The FortiController-5913C is an Advanced
Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) compliant session-aware
load balancing hub/switch that distributes traffic amongst the new
FortiGate-5001D blades within the 5000-series chassis fabric backplane.
This provides unparalleled performance and eliminates any potential
bottlenecks as data centers re-architect their network topology to 100
GbE. Optionally, customers can use the FortiController-5903C in
environments that need 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
The new FortiGate 5000 Series - complete with the new 5144C Chassis,
5903C Controller and 5001D security blades are available this quarter
from authorized Fortinet channel partners. The FortiController-5913C
will be available in Q4. For more information about FortiGate products,
please visit: http://www.fortinet.com/products/fortigate/index.html,
or view the new FortiGate online demo at: http://www.fortinet.com/resource_center/product_demo_center.html.
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 www.fortinet.com.
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