Fortinet Expands FortiGate UTM Appliances for Small Businesses
The rollout includes 10 appliances and all run on FortiOS, an operating system that is the foundation of all FortiGate network security platforms.Network security specialist Fortinet announced an expansion to the FortiGate Unified Threat Management (UTM) product line that is designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), distributed enterprises, retail networks and branch/home offices. The rollout features 10 appliances, including the FortiGate-200D series, the FortiGate-100D series, which includes the FortiGate-140D, FortiGate-140D-POE, FortiGate-140D-POE-T1 and FortiGate-100D, FortiGate-90D/FortiWiFi-90D and FortiGate-30D/FortiWiFi-30D. The appliances run on FortiOS, a security-hardened operating system that is the foundation of all FortiGate network security platforms. "Fortinet continues to drive the network security industry forward with improved performance and innovative new features for small or highly distributed networks," Jeff Wilson, principal analyst at IT research firm Infonetics, said in a statement. "By integrating Ethernet switching into a security appliance, they're extending the definition of a UTM and reducing equipment and operational costs." The FortiGate-200D series delivers up to 42 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports and up to 4G bps firewall throughput and 1G bps of IPSec VPN performance. Featuring up to 42 GE ports, including two small form-factor pluggable (SFP) slots, the FortiGate-140D also serves as a firewall with advanced threat protection (ATP) capabilities.
In addition, the appliance provides onboard storage for wide area network (WAN) optimization and visibility along with an integrated WiFi and switch controller. The 140D-POE offers a Power-over-Ethernet variant to connect network devices such as access points and IP phones, while the 140D-POE-T1 features a built-in T1 interface.