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Fortinet Introduces New Next-Generation Firewalls

Fortinet this week announced new FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs), which help customers improve security through implementing Intent-based Segmentation

Fortinet this week announced new FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs), which help customers improve security through implementing Intent-based Segmentation

The newly announced firewalls, namely FortiGate 3600E, FortiGate 3400E, FortiGate 600E and FortiGate 400E Series, provide a robust security architecture that doesn’t rely on a single enforcement point, the network security firm says. 

With Intent-based Segmentation, which results in granular access control, continuous trust assessment, end-to-end visibility, and automated threat protection, the new security appliances allow organizations achieve adaptive security by segmenting IT assets, thus having multiple enforcement points. 

The new FortiGate NGFWs, Fortinet says, are part of its Security Fabric, delivering integrated and consistent security policy across both on-premise and cloud assets. Customized Security Processor Units (SPUs) ensure that full visibility and advanced threat protection are available without performance loss. 

According to Fortinet, the new solutions can deliver the industry’s highest SSL inspection performance for their class.

The FortiGate 3600E Series delivers performance of 30Gbps of threat protection throughput and 34Gbps of throughput with SSL inspection. The FortiGate 3400E Series provides 23Gbps of threat protection and 30Gbps SSL inspection performance, while the FortiGate 600E Series achieves up to 7Gbps of threat protection and 8Gbps SSL inspection performance, and the FortiGate 400E Series can support up to 5Gbps of threat protection and 4.8Gbps of SSL inspection performance.

The new NGFWs can integrate with external security ecosystems and share threat intelligence quickly for automated remediation. Advanced high-performance security integration with solutions such as VMWare NSX and Cisco ACI are also provided. 

“Segmentation is becoming as fundamental as patching vulnerable systems. Intent-based Segmentation aligns business goals with infrastructure changes and ultimately, dynamically separates infrastructure to protect users, data and systems,” John Maddison, EVP of products and solutions at Fortinet, says.

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Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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