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Fortinet introduces FortiGate-3600A – the industry’s highest performing UTM system

  • 04 October, 2006 08:36

<p>SYDNEY, Oct. 4, 2006 – Fortinet, the pioneer and leading provider of multi-threat security solutions, today set a new industry standard for high performance, multi-threat security with the announcement of its FortiGate™-3600A appliance. The FortiGate-3600A also offers increased deployment flexibility by including additional ports and slots that can be leveraged for wide area network interfaces.</p>
<p>The adoption of multi-threat security appliances among enterprises, mobile carriers and MSSPs is rapidly growing, with performance, ease of administration, deployment flexibility and cost efficiencies as major drivers. However, increased data traffic and malicious blended attacks are forcing IT administrators to continually struggle with bandwidth scalability and network performance.</p>
<p>The integration of Fortinet’s next generation FortiASIC Content Processor and new system components boost performance up to 50 percent and make the FortiGate-3600A the fastest multi-security appliance in the industry. Competitive multi-threat security appliances typically offer 30 to 50 percent less firewall throughput than what can now be offered by the FortiGate-3600A.</p>
<p>In addition to higher performance, customers are demanding integrated WAN connectivity with their security devices. The FortiGate-3600A includes expansion slots that provide deployment flexibility via standard-based AMC network adaptor modules – enabling customers to adapt to a variety of WAN technologies and future internal network technologies such as 10-GigE. The use of AMC expansion modules is in line with Fortinet’s commitment toward designs that are based on industry-wide hardware standards, including ATCA and MicroTCA, which offer flexibility and cost efficiencies to the end user.</p>
<p>Besides accommodating customers’ increasing need for higher-speed security solutions, the FortiGate-3600A delivers a number of “industry firsts” through new features and benefits that include:</p>
<p>* Fortinet’s next generation Content Processor-6 (CP-6) FortiASIC that increases content inspection performance, delivering improvements of 50 percent for firewall as well as boosting the performance of content processing functions. The FortiGate-3600A is Fortinet’s first system to incorporate its next generation FortiASIC, which, over time, will be included in all Fortinet products.
* Two FortiAccel hardware accelerated Gigabit SFP ports that provide wire speed packet performance for networks that demand high-speed small packet performance firewall applications, such as voice over IP.
* Eight 10/100/1000 copper gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity to DMZ and data center connections as well as complex high availability architectures.
* Active/Active High Availability (HA) and redundant components, such as the dual and hot-swappable power supplies that increase resiliency and network availability.
* Dual core processing for improved general system performance.</p>
<p>Like all FortiGate systems, the FortiGate-3600A delivers comprehensive network and content protection through the integration of eight essential security applications and services – including antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-spam, anti-spyware, Web filtering and traffic shaping. The systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet’s FortiGuard™ subscription services, which provide continuous updates to ensure protection against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, and other threats - around the clock, and around the world.</p>
<p>“Defending against the evolving threat landscape requires multiple integrated security technologies that can ensure mitigation of all threat vectors without compromising network performance,” said Freddy Mangum, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. “The FortiGate-3600A builds on Fortinet’s legacy of leveraging custom-built ASICs and industry standard designs to deliver customers unmatched multi-threat security performance and deployment flexibility.”</p>
<p>The FortiGate-3600A is available now through Fortinet’s global network of channel partners. For more information, please visit</p>
<p>About Fortinet (
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, VPN, spyware prevention and antispam--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 antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
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<p>For more information</p>
<p>Yvonne Cheong, Fortinet
Tel: +65-6838 5226

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