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Fortinet expands connectivity options for small businesses & enterprise branch offices with new 60-Series WiFi security appliances

  • 08 June, 2006 11:58

<p>SYDNEY, June 8, 2006 - Fortinet - the pioneer and leading provider of multi-threat security solutions - has enhanced its FortiGate™ and FortiWiFi™ product lines with the addition of two new systems aimed at the secure wireless needs of small businesses and enterprise branch offices.</p>
<p>The new FortiWiFi-60A and FortiWiFi-60AM systems expand the choice of connectivity and deployment options for Fortinet's wireless security devices through integration of an internal modem, increased protocol support and/or an array of various other features.</p>
<p>FortiWiFi-60A &amp; FortiWiFi-60AM
The FortiGateWiFi-60A and FortiGateWiFi-60AM ensure secure mobile connectivity by combining a wireless access point with a complete suite of network security functions, enabling wireless users to enjoy worry free, high-performance access without compromising the integrity of company networks.</p>
<p>The FortiWiFi-60A and FortiWiFi-60AM feature the broadest range of WLAN access, including 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g support, and allow administrators to apply antivirus, firewall, VPN, and intrusion detection and prevention services to both wireless and wired connections. Both products support multiple SSIDs, enabling each to support up to four independent wireless access networks. These additional wireless networks enable a small business or branch office location to provide wireless connectivity for unencrypted access to guests and encrypted access to employees while keeping network access limited and secure.</p>
<p>Advanced wireless security features of the FortiWiFi-60A and FortiWiFi-60AM include WEP, enforced IPSec VPN encryption for WLAN connections, and the support of the WPA2 wireless encryption protocol. Additionally, the products provide dual WAN link support for redundant Internet connections and integrated 4-port switches that eliminate the need for an external hub or switch, providing a wired connection for Point-of-Sales devices.</p>
<p>The FortiWiFi-60AM includes an integrated modem for critical back-up connectivity in the event that internet connectivity is ever lost -- thereby addressing the security requirements of retail businesses for trustworthy and always available electronic transactions over the Internet. Designed to fulfil the need of the large scale branch office deployments (1000+ locations), the FortiWiFi-60A and FortiWiFi-60AM also support a robust suite of routing protocols such as RIPv1/v2, OSPF, BGP, and PIM-Sparse/Dense Mode. The FortiWiFi-60A includes two USB ports that offer support for connections to dial-up modems.</p>
<p>Like all Fortinet's FortiGate and FortiWiFi systems, FortiWiFi-60A and FortiWiFi-60AM are ASIC-accelerated security appliances that deliver real-time network protection through the integration of a broad range of security functions -- including firewall, antivirus, IPSec and SSL virtual private networking (VPN), intrusion prevention (IPS), Web filtering, traffic shaping, anti-spam and anti-spyware. The systems are ICSA-certified for firewall, antivirus, IDS, IPSec VPN and SSL VPN, easy to manage, and provide cost-effective network-level and content-level protection at the network gateway and edge. Additionally, they are kept up to date automatically through Fortinet's FortiGuard™ Network, which delivers continuous and automatic signature 'push' updates that ensure protection against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, intrusions and other threats around the clock, and around the world.</p>
<p>FortiWiFi-60A and FortiWiFi-60AM are available now. More information on these and other Fortinet products can be found at:</p>
<p>About Fortinet (</p>
<p>Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web content filtering, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam--providing customers a way to protect multiple threats as well as blended threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified eight times over by the ICSA (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IDS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and anti-spyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
<p>Media contact</p>
<p>Yvonne Cheong
(65) 6838 5226</p>

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