Fortinet Pushes UTM Performance with FortiGate 620BBy Frank Ohlhorst | Posted 2008-11-11 Email Print
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Fortinet is looking to rev up the enterprise UTM market with the FortiGate 620B, a new ASIC-based appliance that boasts a 16 Gbps firewall and 12 Gbps VPN throughput.
Doing more with less is the newly emphasized mantra of today’s IT departments - thanks to a faltering economy and shrinking IT budgets. With that in mind, some may question why Fortinet chose now to come out with an enterprise security appliance. After all, money is tight and the last thing many IT managers want to do is purchase new hardware.
Fortinet quells those concerns by emphasizing the fact that the FortiGate 620 does indeed do more with less – more functions with less money, that is. And that should be good news to solution providers looking to sell new hardware and services into a market that is contracting financially.
The FortiGate 620B is positioned as an enterprise security appliance that offers full unified threat management capabilities and integrates many features and services into a single high-performance box. By increasing performance, a single device can do more while costing less in the long run when compared to a bevy of standalone devices.
The FortiGate-620B appliance achieves the "less is more" concept by integrating eight core security functions, including anti-virus, intrusion prevention (IPS), spyware prevention, anti-spam, Web content filtering, traffic shaping, VPN and firewall. The FortiGate 620B is highly configurable and allows solution providers to offer their customers a few or all of the unit’s capabilities from the start. For customers choosing to go with a reduced feature set, the device does not prove to be a dead end; a Fortinet partner can upgrade and update the device to handle more functions as the need arises.