Fortinet Targets MSSPs, Enterprises With New Security Blade
The company stresses performance and other capabilities in its new FortiGate security blade that’s aimed at managed security service providers and large data centers.Fortinet released a new security blade for its FortiGate 5000 series chassis firewall that’s designed to appeal to managed security service providers, carriers and large enterprises. The FortiGate 5001C blade delivers up to 40G bps of firewall throughput and up to 17G bps of IP security throughput. It also delivers 9.8G bps of IPS performance and 128GB of storage—more than double the storage capacity of the FortiGate 5001B blade—and integrates security functions such as a next-generation firewall, virtual private network and application control in a blade. According to the company, by consolidating multiple security services, the FortiGate 5001C protects low-latency networks and multi-tenant cloud customers against blended threats and Web-based attacks. In addition, Fortinet’s virtual domain (VDOM) and administrative domain (ADOM) technologies permit administrators to have more granular control over the deployment of the new security blade to partition networks on the basis of individual customers, groups of subscribers or business units. “The security and performance needs of complex data centers and multi-tenant cloud providers are constantly evolving, which is why we continue to innovate with new blade solutions for these extremely demanding network environments,” said Michael Xie, CTO and vice president of engineering at Fortinet, in a statement.
“No two customer environments are identical and each customer’s security requirements are highly individualized. It is precisely because of this market reality that we push our product development efforts to provide our customers with the most flexible deployment options possible."