Industry`s Highest Performance Scalability; FortiGate Blades Enable Modular Growth and Investment Protection Customers can configure FortiGate-5000 systems to meet a wide range of throughput and reliability requirements by selecting the right combination of FortiGate blades. The FortiGate5001 blade provides complete network security services, including Firewall, VPN, Antivirus, Intrusion Prevention, Antispam, Web Content Filtering, and Traffic Shaping, with throughput up to three Gbps for Firewall, 600 Mbps for 3DES IPSecVPN, 400 Mbps for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and 200 Mbps for Antivirus scanning. In addition, the FortiGate-5000 family scales from 3 GbpsFirewall to over 42 GbpsFirewall with the FortiGate-5140. By combining multiple security functions into an ASIC-accelerated security platform, Fortinet offers customers lower capital and operational expenditures when compared to multiple vendors` point products combined to provide the same security feature set as the FortiGate solution.
Each FortiGate-5001 blade has four Gigabit Small Form-factor pluggable (SPF) ports and four tri-speed gigabit Ethernet ports, and is equipped with the FortiASIC content processor chip which enables all FortiGate systems to deliver the industry`s highest performance for combined network and content security.
Multiple FortiGate-5001 blades can be installed in each FortiGate-5000 Series chassis, enabling total system throughput to scale to multigigabit levels for all services. Using FortiGate-5003 Switch blades, in the FortiGate-5050 or FortiGate-5140 chassis, multiple FortiGate-5000 security modules can be clustered to provide any desired level of redundancy; including fully redundant systems that eliminate any single point of failure at the chassis, power supply, fan, blade, and link level. For service providers, MSPs and large enterprises, the FortiGate-5000 has virtual domains and can create up to 250 Antivirus Firewalls from a single FortiGate blade. And as customers grow, their investment in FortiGate blades is fully protected as any blade can be used in any chassis.
The FortiGate Platform Protects Small Businesses to Large Enterprises.
As with all models in the 14-member FortiGate family, FortiGate-5000 systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet`s FortiProtect Network, which provides continuous updates that ensure protection against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other threats - around the clock and around the world. All models in the FortiGate product family employ Fortinet`s unique FortiASIC content processing chip and the powerful, secure, FortiOS operating system to achieve breakthrough price/performance. The unique, ASIC-based architecture goes beyond "deep packet inspection," which can miss many attacks, and employs complete content protection technology to reassemble and analyse content and behavior across hundreds or thousands of packets while maintaining real-time performance.
"The introduction of the FortiGate-5000 Series is significant in many ways," said Ken Xie, Founder, President and CEO of Fortinet. "These scalable systems set a new high-water mark for security performance and reliability and as such will meet the stringent requirements for network-based security in carrier and large enterprise environments. In addition, the FortiGate-5000 Series is further proof of the power of the FortiGate architecture. We can now provide the same, integrated security capabilities in systems that span needs from individual telecommuters to carrier class networks. No other vendor can make this claim and we are extremely proud of this achievement."
The 2-slot FortiGate-5020 and the 5-slot FortiGate5050 chassis and the FortiGate5001 and 5003 blades are currently available via Fortinet`s global network of authorised distributors and resellers. The FortiGate5140 chassis will be available in Q4 2004.