Fortinet launches FortiGate-3140B data center security appliance

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 08, 2011

FortiGate3140BFortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a network security and unified threat management (UTM) solutions provider recently added a consolidated security appliance FortiGate-3140B to its product family. The appliance is designed for large enterprises and data centers requiring maximum firewall, virtual private network and intrusion prevention system (IPS) performance to optimize protection against blended threats, destructive malware and constantly evolving attempts to breach security in network environments.

“Our large enterprise customers are vocal about their need for proactive security measures that can combine the trifecta of high performance, consolidated threat management, and ease of deployment in a single appliance,” remarked Michael Xie, founder, CTO and VP, engineering, Fortinet. “By innovating across hardware, software and ‘threat landscape’ dimensions, we continue to meet the evolving security requirements of our worldwide customer base.”

Leveraging custom FortiASIC processors, the appliance provides large enterprises with up to 58 gigabits-per-second of firewall performance, 10 Gbps of IPS performance, and up to a robust 22 gigabits-per-second of VPN performance, all in a compact two rack unit (2-RU) form factor designed to preserve precious wiring closet real estate, stated the company.

The network security provider further added that this appliance comes with ten 10-gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) ports and offers a total of 22 ports; this port density enables it to be deployed as either a high-performance firewall or a UTM solution that can be configured to concurrently support VPN, IPS, application control, anti-spam and anti-virus security measures without degrading performance.

Equipped with the third major release of the FortiOS 4.0 MR3 operating system, the FortiGate-3140B will feature active profiling for improved policy enforcement and flow-based inspection for superior Web filtering and traffic shaping.

The device rounds out the update of the FortiGate-3000 series family, joining the FortiGate-3950B, which delivers up to 120 Gbps of low-latency firewall inspection performance to help secure the most demanding enterprise environments, as well as the FortiGate-3040B, which delivers up to 40 Gbps of exceptionally low latency, wire-speed firewall inspection. This appliance family takes full advantage of the broad advancements offered in the FortiOS 4.0 MR3 operating system also announced during this launch.