The Fortinet Solution: Purpose-Built UTM Network Security Systems

Fortinet is a leading worldwide provider of Unified Threat Management (UTM) network security solutions. Fortinet supplies a comprehensive UTM solution comprised of the FortiGate™ network security platform, the FortiGuard™ security subscription services and an integrated suite of management, reporting and analysis products. Fortinet UTM solutions enable customers to cost-effectively defend against current and next generation network and application layer threats without slowing down their networks. Fortinet UTM solutions are built from the ground up by Fortinet and offer truly integrated hardware, software and services for the best security and performance possible. All FortiGate hardware platforms feature FortiASIC™ processors, which provide hardware acceleration and dedicated processing power specifically for security services. FortiGate platforms also leverage the FortiOS™ security operating system to tightly integrate with the FortiASIC processors and other hardware to provide a comprehensive and high-performance array of fully integrated and proprietary security and networking functions including:

  • Firewall, VPN and Traffic Optimization
  • Antivirus / Antispyware / Antimalware
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
  • Web Filtering
  • Antispam
  • Layer 2/3 routing

The FortiGate UTM Network Security Product Portfolio

From the FortiGate-50 Series for small businesses to the FortiGate-5000 Series for large enterprises, service providers and carriers, all FortiGate appliances are powered by the FortiOS operating system and the FortiASIC content security processor. Whether it is one or many, FortiGate platforms can be managed by a single FortiManager™ management console. FortiGate platforms incorporate sophisticated networking features, such as high availability (active/active, active/passive) for maximum network uptime and virtual domain capabilities to separate various networks requiring different security policies. FortiGate relies on the dedicated Fortinet Global Threat Research Team that researches and develops protection against known and unknown security threats. This dynamic protection forms the basis of the FortiGuard security subscription services, which results in continuous updates for antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering and antispam services.

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FortiGate platforms in the network environment

FortiGate networking and security functionalities empower administrators with powerful deployment and configuration options. By leveraging the FortiGate purpose built network security UTM platform, administrators can comprehensively protect against network level and content level threats, complement legacy point product security technologies and cost effectively manage multiple network and security functionalities from a unified console without degrading network availability and uptime.