Fortinet Unveils Line of DDoS Security Appliances
A behavior-based attack mitigation engine enables FortiDDoS to identify and mitigate current and future threats based on patterns and intent.Network security specialist Fortinet expanded its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) product family with four appliances for data center managers and system architects and managed service providers (MSPs). The company’s behavior-based attack mitigation engine enables FortiDDoS to identify and mitigate current and future threats based on patterns and intent rather than content. The second-generation FortiASIC-TP2 traffic processor provides both detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks in a single processor that handles all layer 3, 4 and 7 traffic types. "We’ve dramatically improved the way we identify DDoS attack types since we released our first appliances in 2012. The adaptive, behavior-based attack monitoring introduced in today’s models automatically identifies any type of DDoS attack, including zero-days, and almost immediately takes action to mitigate it," John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet, said in a statement. "What’s more, we’re able to offer this class-leading performance at less than half the cost of our closest competitors."
The FortiDDoS-400B features 4G bps full-duplex throughput, 16 1G bps RJ-45 copper and small form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports for local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) connectivity with support for up to 1 million simultaneous connections, and the FortiDDoS-800B features 8G bps full-duplex throughput, 16 1G bps RJ-45 copper and SFP ports for LAN and WAN connectivity with support for up to 2 million simultaneous connections.