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Fortinet Releases Terabit Firewall Appliance & 100Gbps NGFW Chassis

The FortiGate 3980E and FortiGate 7060E Both Deliver Performance Validated in Ixia’s Rigorous New CloudStorm 100GE Application and Security Testing

Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer at Fortinet said, “Cloud computing, IoT, and a hyper-connected digital economy have been straining enterprise IT resources and rapidly increasing the performance demands required from today’s security solutions. Enterprises cannot afford to sacrifice their network performance or their security features in this highly competitive and constantly evolving landscape. Fortinet is continually innovating to deliver the highest performing and most secure solutions on the market, enabling our customers to fully leverage their technology infrastructures with the confidence that their users and data are secure.”

Fortinet announced new solutions that expand Fortinet’s top-tier enterprise firewalls for enterprise, data center, and service provider customers. The FortiGate 3980E is the world’s first security appliance to achieve Terabit per second (Tbps) firewall performance and the FortiGate 7060E delivers market-leading 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) of next-generation firewall throughput in a chassis form-factor.

Both enterprise firewalls leverage Fortinet’s advanced Security Processing Units (SPU) to deliver unprecedented performance, effortless scale, and superior Security Fabric defenses so large enterprises don’t have to compromise between security features or network speed disruption.

Fortinet’s 3000 series of enterprises firewalls are engineered to deliver the highest firewall performance in a compact appliance form-factor. Fortinet is expanding this enterprise offering with the launch of the FortiGate 3980E enterprise firewall.

  • The FortiGate 3980E enterprise firewall is the world’s first terabit per second network security appliance – delivering 1.12 Tbps firewall performance in addition to 470 Gbps secured VPN throughput
  • The FortiGate 3980E performance is validated by Ixia’s BreakingPoint and latest CloudStorm 100GE Application and Security Test Load Module.
  • This performance enables the FortiGate 3980E to function as a data center firewall, to secure interconnectivity between data centers, or as an internal data center segmentation firewall.
  • Ideally suited for enterprises that need very high network throughput and deep inspection delivered in a compact form factor that reduces the footprint and operating costs.
  • Features 32 discrete SPUs to accelerate security and networking processes while reducing heat and energy consumption.
  • The FortiGate 3980E also hosts two GE RJ45, sixteen 1/10 GE SFP/SFP+, and ten 100 Gigabit QSFP28 ports for maximum density and flexibility.

Fortinet’s new 7060E represents the most advanced enterprise firewall solution on the planet and is ideal for large enterprise, data center, and service provider deployments that cannot afford to compromise on throughput, scale, and advanced security capabilities.

Dennis Cox, Chief Product Officer at Ixia said, “Today’s complex and increasingly hostile threat landscape has created unique challenges for enterprises looking to design and implement the very best security solutions for their organizations. Our goal at Ixia is to simplify the selection process for customers through rigorous, real-world testing of security solutions that demonstrates and validates actual effectiveness before purchase. This testing enables enterprises and carriers to quickly and easily make informed decisions and ensure that they implement solutions that best match the needs of their unique organizations.”

As per the release , FortiGate 7060E and 3980E will be available by the end of the first quarter of 2017.

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