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Fortinet Brings Breakthrough Security Performance to Enterprises with the FortiGate-310B

  • 09 April, 2008 16:48

<p>Fortinet® - the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced it has achieved breakthrough performance for the enterprise market segment with the new FortiGate™-310B multi-threat security appliance.</p>
<p>Charles Cote, Regional Director for Fortinet Australia and New Zealand commented, “The FortiGate-310B brings new levels of performance and value for money to enterprise networks. Fortinet’s custom-designed ASICs allow our clients to secure their networks at gigabit speeds, without sacrificing security features.”</p>
<p>By incorporating purpose-built FortiASIC™ network processors previously reserved for its high-end product lines into the FortiGate-310B, Fortinet has raised the bar on firewall and virtual private network throughput performance to gigabit-per-second (Gbps) speeds, enabling wire-speed firewall performance.</p>
<p>“Smaller enterprises, or firms with lean IT and security staffs, want consolidated network security services — from firewall, VPN and AV, to IPS and secure network zoning,” says Phil Hochmuth, an analyst with the Yankee Group. “For such organisations, the more roles a single piece of hardware can take on, the better — as long as performance does not suffer.”</p>
<p>The FortiGate-310B security appliance offers customers robust multi-threat protection from a single device, which increases security while lowering operational and capital expenditures. New features in the FortiGate-310B bring the following benefits to customers.</p>
<p>• Introduction of FortiASIC network processors enables best-in-class Firewall of 8Gbps, and IPSec VPN of 6 Gbps, which represents a breakthrough in mid-range enterprise security solutions.</p>
<p>• Highest port density, and lowest price-per-port of any product in its class.</p>
<p>• AMC expansion slot provides flexibility for additional wire-speed firewall ports or embedded storage.</p>
<p>• Advances to the FortiASIC content processor, standard to all FortiGate systems, result in significant improvements to intrusion-prevention-system (IPS) and antivirus performance.</p>
<p>As with all FortiGate systems, the FortiGate-310B consolidates critical security technology and services to enhance network protection and reduce total cost of ownership. The FortiGate-310B delivers network and content protection through the integration of eight essential security functions and services – firewall, VPN, IPS, antivirus, antispam, antispyware, Web filtering and traffic shaping. The systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet’s FortiGuard™ subscription services, which provide updates to help protect against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans and other threats – around the clock and around the world.</p>
The FortiGate 310B starts from an Australian list price of $9350 inc GST, and a New Zealand list price of $9900, and will be available in the second half of 2008.</p>
<p>Fortinet products are distributed in Australia by Distribution Central, Lan 1, and Whitegold Solutions. Fortinet products are distributed in New Zealand by Distribution Central and MPA.</p>
<p>Additional information on this and other Fortinet products can be found at</p>
<p>About Fortinet (
Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, 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, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level 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 in six programs by ICSA Labs: (Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS, and Anti-Spyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.
Copyright © 2008 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, FortiReporter and other names are trademarks of Fortinet, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,,</p>

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