Fortinet launches new product suite

The products are designed to extend 10Gbit Ethernet support for its existing Fortigate-5000 series.

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By  Sean Robson Published  September 9, 2008

Fortinet is expanding at 10Gbit Ethernet support for its FortiGate-5000 series, with a new product suite. The three new products are the FortiGate-5001 multi-threat security blade, the FortiSwitch-5300A hub blade and the RTM-xb2.

According to the company, there is a growing demand for 10Gbit networks and enterprises are increasingly migrating to these networks. The central element in the new product suite is multi-threat security blade designed for operability in the 10Gbit space, which offers the highest levels of availability, redundancy and scalability.

FortiSwitch-5003A hub blade allows 10Gbit inter-blade communications within the FortiGate-5000 Series chassis to load-distribute incoming traffic across multiple security blades.

RTM-XB2 (Rear Transition Module) is a new component of the FortiGate-5000 series that acts as the channel for 10Gbit communications between the FortiGate and FortiSwitch blades. Brought together the three products enable up to 182Gbytes per second of firewall protection.

"What Fortinet announced today is a complete 10Gbit Ethernet strategy for multi-threat security, which is an increasing requirement for our large enterprise and service provider customers," said Michael Xie, CTO and founder, Fortinet.

All FortiGate-5000 Series systems combine Fortinet's hardware and software offerings to provide one or all of a broad array of security applications - firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and antispam. When deployed as a consolidated solution, the systems operate together a broad multi-threat network security platform.

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