As the latest addition to its line of of high-performance firewalls designed for enterprise and data center environments, network security firm, Fortinet, this week launched the FortiGate-1500D firewall.
According to the company, the FortiGate-1500 can achieve up to 80 Gbps of firewall and 10 Gbps of intrusion prevention and application control performance.
The new FortiGate 1500D utilizes the FortiASIC NP6 network processor and CP8 content processor to provide high-speed cryptographic and content inspection services, the company said, allowing for accelerated content inspection and the ability to offload encryption/decryption, to improve maximize firewall performance.
The FortiASIC NP6 processor also enables support for packets of any size, including IPv4 and IPv6, along with support for NAT 46, NAT64, or NAT66.
“As enterprises re-architect their networks to take advantage of cloud services and rich content, high-performance security is essential to this next wave of infrastructure and development,” said John Maddison, VP of Marketing at Fortinet. “With the new FortiGate-1500D, enterprises can have it all — cutting edge network speed coupled with state of the art network security.”
“Without a doubt, the move to faster network technologies is forcing enterprises to look at upgrading every moving part of their IT infrastructure, and firewalls are no different,” said Jeff Wilson, Principal Security Analyst at Infonetics. “The need to add high-speed interfaces to firewalls (10G, 40G and eventually 100G) tops the list of drivers for investing in new high-performance firewalls.”
The FortiGate-1500D leverages FortiOS 5, Fortinet’s network security OS which serves as the foundation for all FortiGate network security platforms and including firewall + VPN, firewall + IPS, NGFW, advanced threat protection and more.
According to Fortinet’s specifications, the FortiGate-1500D includes eight 10 GbE (SFP+) and 32 GbE ports in a high-density (2U) appliance form factor.
The FortiGate-1500D is available immediately the United States.