Fortinet Rolls out 10 UTM Platforms for SMB, Branch Office Markets

Business Speak

Fortinet logoFortinet said earlier this week that it has added its newest product line known as FortiGate Unified Threat Management (UTM) designed for SMBs,

distributed enterprises, retail networks and branch/home offices.

The 10 new products include the FortiGate-200D series, which includes the FortiGate-240D andFortiGate-200D, the FortiGate-100D series, which includes the FortiGate-140D, FortiGate-140D-POE, FortiGate-140D-POE-T1 and FortiGate-100D, FortiGate-90D/FortiWiFi-90D and FortiGate-30D/ FortiWiFi-30D, providing SMB customers with an unparalleled range of security and deployment options to meet their unique security requirements.

The FortiGate-200D series provides a mid-range network security platform designed for branch offices and SMB customers while the FortiGate-140D series offers high port density solutions ideal for branch office network consolidation. The new FortiGate-100D is a third-generation UTM appliance that provides additional storage while the FortiGate-90D series delivers high performance network security in a desktop footprint. The FortiGate-30D series is a compact network security appliance that features plug-and-play simplicity to support rapid deployment.

The upgraded FortiGate product line also features a Power over Ethernet (POE) option for the FortiGate-140D platform. The PoE option eliminates the need for additional PoE injectors, which improves network performance while allowing multiple devices such as FortiAP wireless access points, FortiFone IP phones and IP cameras to connect directly to the device.

In addition, FortiOS is a security-hardened, purpose-built Operating System that is the foundation of all FortiGate network security platforms. It can be used across large or small enterprise infrastructures.

FortiOS 5 includes a new, advanced anti-modern malware detection system for identifying and mitigating Advanced Persistent Threats. Together with superior, industry-validated antivirus signatures, FortiOS 5 delivers a multi-layered approach to dealing with today’s most dangerous security threats.

With FortiOS 5 Feature Select, enterprises can quickly and easily configure their FortiGate appliances based on their unique business and security requirements. These preset configurations are enabled with a single button click at the time of system setup or at any time during the system’s deployment.

Two versions of the FortiGate-90D are now available including a wireless (802.11a/b/g/n)-equipped appliance. Designed using the FortiASIC-SoC2 for superior firewall, IPSec VPN, SSLand IPS hardware acceleration, the FortiGate-90D provides up to 16 GE ports, reliable storage for local logging, reporting and WAN optimization and easy setup with the help of FortiExplorer via a USB interface.