Fortinet expands security and wireless platforms

Tuesday 19 August 2014 | 20:56 CET | News

Network security company, Fortinet has introduced six new products aimed at further connecting and integrating Fortinet's security and wireless platforms for retail, branch offices and distributed enterprises. As part of Fortinet's broad Connect and Secure offering, Fortinet's new FortiGate Unified Threat Management (UTM), FortiWiFi and FortiPresence analytics products combine threat protection, analytics, wireless connectivity and centralised management capabilities. 

Fortinet's new Connected UTM appliances, which includes the FortiGate-60D-3G4G-VZW, FortiWiFi-60D-3G4G-VZW, FortiGate-70D, FortiGate-80D and FortiGate-94D-POE integrates advanced security features with WiFi access point control, endpoint management and policy control into a single appliance.  This consolidation enhances network visibility and allows organisations to apply consistent policies across both wired and wireless networks. 

Fortinet Connected UTM devices eliminate the need for a stand-alone network switch or wireless LAN controller by integrating these functions directly into the FortiGate appliance. The platform's ASIC architecture and FortiOS operating system allow multiple security features to be enabled without impacting network performance. In addition, Connected UTM appliances eases PCI compliance by simplifying network segmentation configuration to separate Cardholder Data Environment from out-of-scope systems. 

Fortinet's Connected UTM appliances also include: an embedded Verizon Wireless LTE modem  the FortiGate/FortiWiFi-60D-3G4G-VZW, providing a failover WAN connection, or a primary connection to rapidly deploy new stores and 48 Ethernet ports including 24 PoE in the FortiGate-94D-POE.           

The new Connected and Secure products: FortiGate-60D-3G4G-VZW, FortiWiFi-60D-3G4G-VZW, FortiGate-70D, FortiGate-80D and FortiGate-94D-POE, including FortiPresence, are currently available from authorised Fortinet channel partners.

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