Fortinet has unveiled a suite of new FortiGate appliances featuring ASIC-based performance acceleration and integrated AI-powered FortiGuard Security Services. These new network firewall appliances are aimed at supporting campus, branch, and hybrid data center environments.
“FortiGate is more than just the most deployed network firewall in the world. It’s one of the top SD-WAN solutions on the market, a powerful LAN Edge controller and 5G controller, and delivers the industry’s only universal ZTNA enforcement,” said John Maddison, Executive Vice President of Products and CMO at Fortinet. “Most importantly, it’s the foundation of the only true converged networking and security platform available today. This convergence is over 20 years in the making and made possible by custom ASICs, integrated security services, and FortiOS, a single organically developed operating system shared across the Fortinet Security Fabric that is consistent whether on-premises or in the cloud.”
The New Fortinet Firewall Appliances
FortiGate 600F Supports Today’s Dynamic Campus – For campus edge deployments, the new FortiGate 600F series provides a unified networking and security solution that supports a Zero Trust Edge approach. Rich media services such as video and application access must be added to enable new growth efforts in a hybrid IT strategy as businesses balance their return to the office and support a hybrid workforce. To power today’s new, highly dynamic campus, Fortinet is bringing data-center-class capabilities to its mid-range line, including support for the highest connections per second. These innovations are powered by Fortinet’s purpose-built Network Processor 7 (NP7) ASIC and include built-in 25GbE interfaces to stop the lateral movement of threats.
In addition, the FortiGate 600F provides 7 Gbps of SSL inspection, as well as AI-powered security services to minimize network blind spots.
FortiGate 3700F Delivers High-Speed Connections Between the Data Center and Multi-cloud – The new FortiGate 3700F protects data centers that are important to an organization’s digital acceleration journey and are part of hybrid IT networks. FortiGate 3700F, a small network firewall appliance with multiple 400GbE interfaces, offers high-speed connections between the data center and multi-clouds to provide customers with the best digital experience possible, regardless of where applications are housed. It would also facilitate high-frequency trading because to its low latency of roughly two microseconds.
Organizations may use FortiGate 3700F’s natively integrated ZTNA enforcement to legislate explicit application access to guarantee that data and apps are secured. FortiGate 3700F would enable real-time protection of never-before-seen threats with low impact on operations when paired with our newly announced in-line sandboxing solution.
FortiGate 70F Supports WAN Edge Transformation for Branch Offices – Fortinet would continue to empower IT executives with SD-WAN, the highest security, sophisticated routing, and ZTNA enforcement capabilities in a single appliance that is right-sized for branch offices with the FortiGate 70F. As part of Fortinet’s aim to stay robust in the face of supply chain restrictions, the FortiGate 70F has been re-engineered to enable alternate part procurement.
FortiGate and AI-Powered FortiGuard Security Services
These new appliances work with all of the recently announced AI-powered FortiGuard Security Services, such as industry-first in-line Sandboxing, Advanced Device Protection for OT and IoT environments, outbreak detection delivering immediate alerts and threat hunting scripts for outbreaks, SOC-as-a-Service providing Tier 1 hunting and automation with options for Tier 2 and Tier 3 support, dedicated IPS, and in-line CASB, all of which are included in FortiOS 7.2.
All FortiGuard Security Services are driven by machine learning, artificial intelligence, and independent FortiGuard Labs research. These services would integrate throughout the Fortinet Security Fabric to better guard against known and undiscovered current assaults across today’s extended attack surface.