Fortinet expands Security Fabric with third-gen System-on-a-Chip architecture

Fortinet’s SOC3 accelerates the FortiGate 60E series security appliances to further speed its security and networking capabilities

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Fortinet expands Security Fabric with third-gen System-on-a-Chip architecture The FortiGate 60E is an ideal entry point for distributed enterprises, branch offices and SMBs.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  August 16, 2016

Fortinet has announced the introduction of its third-generation FortiASIC SOC3 System-on-a-Chip architecture which aims to enhance its Security Fabric.

Fortinet's SOC3 accelerates the FortiGate 60E series security appliances to further speed its security and networking capabilities. The FortiGate 60E is an ideal entry point for distributed enterprises, branch offices and SMBs that require the advanced protection, networking performance, unified visibility and ease of management.

The FortiGate 60E series consolidates numerous security and networking functions into a single compact appliance, such as advanced security, including enterprise firewall, IPS, VPN inspection, WAF, SSL inspection and cloud-based networking. Also performance networking, including routing, load balancing, WAN optimisation 3G/4G connectivity and 802.11ac WiFi.

These capabilities unlock deployment options such as software defined WAN (SD-WAN), while the new FortiWiFi 60E - based on the FortiGate 60E - adds high-speed 802.11ac wireless access point capabilities to further reduce complexity and eliminate the need for additional wireless equipment.

All of these features are administered through a unified management console that includes options for a cloud-based or hosted solution. These management solutions arm distributed enterprises with the visibility, analytics and control offered by Fortinet's Security Fabric.

Michael Xie, founder, president and chief technology officer of Fortinet said: "The limitations of traditional security solutions often require distributed enterprises and SMBs to compromise on network performance and ease of management to accommodate the advanced security needed to combat today's expanding threat landscape.

"Eliminating this need to compromise is the driving force behind Fortinet's continued investments into researching and developing innovative network security processing solutions that free organisations to deploy the advanced security solutions necessary to protect their organisations while enabling them to meet growing device and performance requirements today and into the future."

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