Global cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) has introduced a new “high performance” firewall, The FortiGate 3500F Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW). The company’s latest product innovation comes with integrated zero trust network access and ransomware protection to secure hybrid data centers.
The FortiGate 3500F Next-Generation Firewall has been introduced to defend companies with hybrid data centers against the ever-growing threat environment and ransomware assaults. The FortiGate 3500F would have some of the best performance figures in the business, incorporating TLS1.3 and automatic threat prevention after decryption. With its security-driven networking strategy, the FortiGate 3500F is also equipped with zero trust network access (ZTNA) capabilities. This would ensure consistent security and a smooth user experience for each user at any location.
“Adding to our industry-leading NGFW portfolio, FortiGate 3500F offers high performance and integrated networking and security at hyperscale for hybrid data centers. With the FortiGate 3500F, Fortinet is the only vendor that natively integrates access proxy capabilities in its NGFWs to turn on zero trust network access,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet. “Additionally, FortiGate 3500F further enables organizations to protect against evolving threats and rising ransomware attacks, delivering the industry’s highest security compute rating of 6x for performance compared to competitors – including TLS1.3 – to deliver consistent end-to-end security.”
The attack surface will grow and more blind spots will arise as data center infrastructure becomes more dispersed, limiting visibility and raising the risk of breaches and assaults. To prevent ransomware and disruption of command-and-control attacks from stealing consumer and business data, companies must monitor encrypted flows to detect all types of attacks, including malware that hides in secure channels, stated Fortinet.
Organizations would also require a plan for managing excessive implicit trust and inspecting the expanding volume of encrypted communication, according to Fortinet, which is increasingly being exploited by cyber attackers to conceal harmful activity. Otherwise, traditional security strategies and solutions would be unable to keep up with growing business needs, causing businesses to struggle to develop and accelerate digital transformation in a safe manner.
Securing the Data Center Edge, Core, Interconnect
FortiGate 3500F NGFW would enable companies maintain business continuity and improved security for hybrid data centers to meet the issues described above. FortiGate 3500F NGFW secures the data center edge, core, and interconnect by offering “ultra-fast and secure” data center to data center links to create disaster recovery sites, with one of the highest Security Compute Rating (SCR) in the industry. According to Fortinet it’s a score of 6x IPsec. It would also allow businesses to protect data center to cloud pathways for cloud on-ramps while maintaining complete compliance and control.
To sum up, Fortinet’s FortiGate 3500F firewall solution comes with the following features:
FortiGuard Security Services and Fortinet ASIC SPUs enable hyperscale protection for ransomware and advanced threats – Fortinet’s purpose-built ASIC Security Processing Units (SPUs), such as the NP7 and CP9, power the FortiGate 3500F. Detect attacks such as ZEUS, Trickbot, and Dridex, and protect organizations from network, application, and file-based attacks, as well as many other sophisticated threats. Including support for TLS1.3 – with the FortiGate 3500F. The FortiGate 3500F is also compatible with FortiGuard Security Services. This would also aid companies in defending themselves against network anti-virus, mail security, anti-DDoS, and related services such as intrusion prevention systems and anti-malware software.
Natively integrates access proxy capabilities, such as zero trust network access (ZTNA) – The FortiGate 3500F is an NGFW with native access proxy features for zero-trust network access (ZTNA). This would enable and secure hybrid workforce models with a smooth and improved user experience by allowing companies to host apps everywhere with uniform policy controls.
Seamless user experience through consolidation – With the FortiGate 3500F, which integrates security and networking features, including Secure SD-WAN and Zero Trust Network Access, Fortinet offers a security-driven networking strategy.