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Fortinet Malaysia's new next-gen firewalls offer 5X performance

AvantiKumar | Sept. 25, 2014
Traditional firewalls have not kept pace with the threat landscape, said Fortinet's Michelle Ong during the launch of FortiGate-300D and FortiGate-500D.

FortinetMY Country Manager, Michelle Ong modified 

Photo -  Michelle Ong, Malaysia Country Manager, Fortinet.


Fortinet has launched two new next-generation firewall [NGFW] platforms - the FortiGate-300D and FortiGate-500D - that provide mid-enterprises in Malaysia with five times next-generation performance, said the network security provider.

"Traditional firewalls have not kept pace with the changing threat landscape, forcing organizations to look to next-generation firewalls for a deeper level of inspection," said Fortinet's Malaysia country manager, Michelle Ong.

"With Fortinet's high performance appliances, any natural firewall refresh or web filtering renewal presents the opportunity to add new security functions yet consolidate security devices - a 'win win' scenario for customers," said Ong.

She said the two new appliances offer mid-enterprises in Malaysia increased protection against today's advanced threats. "These new models are ideal for midsize enterprises, branch offices, as well as state and local government, education, healthcare and other market segments that need strong security and easy-to-manage functionality at affordable price points."

Ong said the FortiGate 300D and 500D offered "industry-best price per protected next-gen gigabit throughput, and all the top rated enterprise capabilities powered by the FortiOS Network Security Platform."

 Demand for more performance

She cited a Forrester Consulting study, which confirmed that network security professionals expect NGFWs to provide both security and efficiencies beyond what they can expect from traditional firewalls.

Today, customers want gateways that fight advanced threats, like zero-day malware and that respond to new cybercriminal tactics, such as encrypting payloads or stolen data inside of an SSL tunnel, said Ong. Advanced threat prevention, and sandboxing are becoming the norm in this new generation of NGFWs, with a focus on security effectiveness and performance.

These enterprise capabilities include:

  • NSS Labs Recommended Next Generation Firewall capability
  • Top-rated IPS, antimalware and antiphishing
  • Flexible web filtering of more than 100 million sites across 75 content categories
  • Actionable visibility and rich reporting
  • Optional NSS Labs Recommended Breach Detection System

Both the FortiGate-300D and FortiGate-500D have the latest FortiASIC NP6 processors, which operate in-line with firewall and VPN functions to deliver several key benefits. 

These include wire-speed firewall performance at the network edge for any size packets, including IPv4 and IPv6; VPN control, generic routing encapsulation (GRE) acceleration, anomaly-based intrusion prevention, and traffic shaping and priority queuing. 

These new FortiGate platforms, along with the FortiGate 200D-POE and 240D-POE, will be available in Malaysia starting September from authorised Fortinet channel partners.


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