Security Appliance Built Inside the Fort
Unlike similar products, Fortinet's multi-gigabit security appliance was developed entirely in-house.Fortinet Inc. next week will unveil its new Network Protection Gateway 3000, the first in a forthcoming line of multi-gigabit security appliances. Like appliances sold by companies such as Symantec Corp. and other vendors, the 3000 combines anti-virus, firewall, content filtering, intrusion detection and VPN functionality in one box. However, unlike many similar products, all of the technology in this appliance was developed in-house by Fortinet. Capable of handling firewall traffic at speeds of up to 3G bps, the 3000 can also handle 300MB per second of IPSec VPN throughput with triple-DES encryption and 1G gbs of AES encrypted VPN traffic. The appliance has three gigabit ports and three 10/100 Ethernet ports, each of which can be compartmentalized and given its own dedicated security policies.
Also, any of the ports can be designated as a high-availability port and used to connect the box to another 3000 for fail-over purposes.