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Fortinet’s system-on-a-chip accelerates enterprise firewall

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Fortinet as announced the expansion of its Security Fabric with the introduction of its third-generation FortiASIC SOC 3 System-on-a-Chip architecture.
Fortinet’s SOC 3 accelerates the new FortiGate60E series security appliances to further speed its already best-in-class throughput with consolidated security and networking capabilities. The FortiGate 60E enables distributed enterprises, branch offices and SMBs to leverage the superior protection of Fortinet’s Security Fabric.
The SOC3 more than doubles the secure networking performance over the enterprise-class CPUs found in competing security solutions and propels the new FortiGate 60E series distributed enterprise firewalls to unprecedented levels of security and performance.
The massive growth of the digital economy and explosion of traffic on corporate infrastructures are driving industry giants to adopt highly efficient custom ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) technologies to meet surging demands and maintain a competitive advantage. Fortinet has been investing in this ASIC strategy since its founding and continues to drive network security innovation with its next-generation FortiASIC SOC 3 security-specific processor.
FortiASIC SOC 3 powers Fortinet’s new FortiGate 60E series distributed enterprise firewalls and sets a new bar as the most powerful firewall in its class, outperforming competitive solutions available on the market today. The FortiGate 60E is the ideal entry point for distributed enterprises, branch offices and SMBs that require the advanced protection, networking performance, unified visibility and ease of management offered by Fortinet’s Security Fabric.
The FortiGate 60E series consolidates numerous security and networking functions into a single compact appliance that includes:
* Advanced Security: Enterprise Firewall, IPS, VPN Inspection, WAF, SSL Inspection and Cloud-Based Sandboxing; and
* Performance Networking: Routing, Load Balancing, WAN Optimization, 3G/4G connectivity and 802.11ac WiFi.
These capabilities unlock deployment options such as software defined WAN (SD-WAN), while the new FortiWiFi 60E – based on the FortiGate 60E – adds high-speed 802.11ac wireless access point capabilities to further reduce complexity and eliminate the need for additional wireless equipment.
All of these features are administered through an intuitive and unified management console that includes options for a cloud-based or hosted solution. These powerful management solutions arm distributed enterprises with the visibility, analytics and control offered by Fortinet’s Security Fabric.
Michael Xie, founder, president and chief technology officer of Fortinet, says: “The limitations of traditional security solutions often require distributed enterprises and SMBs to compromise on network performance and ease of management to accommodate the advanced security needed to combat today’s expanding threat landscape. Eliminating this need to compromise is the driving force behind Fortinet’s continued investments into researching and developing innovative network security processing solutions that free organizations to deploy the advanced security solutions necessary to protect their organizations while enabling them to meet growing device and performance requirements today and into the future.”