Fortinet Expands Application Delivery Portfolio
FortiDirector GSLB is a hosted service using XDN’s CloudDirector platform, while FortiDirector bridges application traffic across data centers.Network security specialist Fortinet announced the first additions to its secure application delivery product portfolio, the FortiADC-300E Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and the FortiDirector hosted Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) service, which are a result of the company’s recent acquisitions of Coyote Point Systems and XDN. The FortiADC-300E, aimed at mid-sized enterprises, combines traditional load balancing with features that route traffic at the application level and offload secure HTTPS transactions from servers. FortiDirector, aimed at medium and large enterprises, application service providers (ASPs) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers, bridges application traffic across multiple data centers and works with the FortiADC, FortiBalancer and Coyote Point Equalizer application delivery product lines. Based on Coyote Point’s Equalizer E370LX application delivery appliance, FortiADC-300E extends the current FortiADC lineup into the midmarket and boasts up to 4.8G bps of L4 throughput and up to 75,000 L7 requests per second. Multiple high-availability failover options include Multi-Active N+M failover, which puts spare appliances to work instead of sitting idle while waiting for a failover to occur. Other features include advanced L7 policy-based routing to give users granular control of traffic and IPv6 6-in-4 tunneling, which is designed to help organizations manage the transition to IPv6 by translating IPv6 traffic at the ADC level and routing it to destinations on an IPv4 network. In addition, 7,500 HTTPS transactions per second helps offload secure application traffic from servers to increase application performance and improve end-user response times.
FortiDirector GSLB is a hosted service using XDN’s CloudDirector platform, and instead of requiring GSLB to be managed within a customer’s IT infrastructure, the service elevates it to a global Domain Name System (DNS)-based network that routes traffic anywhere in the world. The solution can also route traffic to single servers without requiring an ADC or a hosted server solution.