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Fortinet unveils FortiGate 1800F firewall powered by its 7th generation network processor

Enables enterprises to achieve true internal segmentation

Fortinet unveils FortiGate 1800F firewall powered by its 7th generation network processor

Fortinet has unveiled the FortiGate 1800F Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) powered by NP7, the company’s seventh generation network processor, to enable today’s largest enterprises to achieve true internal segmentation as well as unprecedented scale, performance, detection, and enforcement capabilities.

“The FortiGate 1800F powered by NP7 has a Security Compute Rating ranging from 3x to 20x faster than the comparable product from our competition. This allows our customers to deploy FortiGate 1800F as an internal segmentation firewall and effectively strengthen their security posture,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet.

Digital innovation is disrupting enterprise organisations, creating new services and business opportunities while also causing increased risk across all industries. Explosive adoption of IoT and mobile devices, as well as applications and services from multiple clouds, are pushing the attack surface beyond the traditional network boundaries. An expanding and fragmented attack surface is undermining the ability of network security leaders to maintain network performance, security, reliability, and availability.

In today’s data centres, many enterprise architectures have been built on a high-performance routing and switching infrastructure without integrating security. To facilitate flexibility and agility in this type of environment, networks have become progressively flatter and more open, which means security implementation within the internal network is, in most cases, basic and limited to Virtual LANs and Layer 4 access lists. Therefore, in the event of a security breach, once beyond the security perimeter, hackers can easily move about and freely gain access to credentials, resources, and data. More, the lack of security infrastructure within the internal network also significantly limits the enterprise’s visibility into suspicious traffic behaviors and data flows, which hinders the ability to detect a breach.

Many have turned to internal segmentation as a way to regain control over their burgeoning networks, and to improve visibility and security.

A new challenge has emerged for enterprises trying to successfully segment their network: security performance. Today’s enterprises face unprecedented performance demands on their infrastructure that often cannot be matched by existing security solutions. For a majority of enterprises, traditional security appliances that are built with off-the-shelf CPUs and hardware to process security traffic have become an infrastructure bottleneck, resulting in degraded user and application experience. Simply put, yesterday’s security performance is no longer enough to secure and enable enterprises at the pace of today’s business innovation.

To meet the extraordinary demands of data centre security and enable a Security-Driven Networking approach, Fortinet is introducing the FortiGate 1800F NGFW.

The FortiGate 1800F is powered by NP7, the seventh generation of Fortinet’s purpose-built network processor specifically engineered to enable large enterprises to handle unprecedented levels of data and application demands. NP7 offers today’s largest organisations the ability to segment and launch services, manage internal and external risks, and preserve user experience.

The adoption of digital innovation has ushered in an era of huge transformation within data centres. To remain competitive in this era of explosive demands for unprecedented scale, availability, and application delivery requirements, some of the largest enterprises in the world are developing hyperscale architectures within their data centres that are capable of rapidly expanding to millions of physical and virtual instances in order to meet massive demand. With unmatched scale, performance, acceleration, and internal segmentation capabilities, the speed and agility that NP7 offers provides these large organisations the ability to develop and segment services, manage internal and external risks, and preserve user experience. NP7 will also power future FortiGate appliances to enable agile, high-performance security for hyperscale data centres.

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