Network security innovator Fortinet has announced new hardware platforms designed for SMB branch office customers in need of more scalable device management, security event analysis, and e-mail filtering capabilities.
The new products — FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiMail — are designed by Fortinet to provide SMBs with “additional choices to deploy more powerful and affordable appliances for the command and control of their Fortinet infrastructures,” according to Fortinet CTO Michael Xie. “At the same time,” he adds, “SMBs have a broader selection of analysis tools to eliminate blind spots in their security posture.”
All three platforms are assembled at Fortinet’s Sunnyvale, Calif. headquarters.
The new FortiManager-200D enables customers to centrally manage 50 percent more devices and quadruples the memory over the FortiManager-100C platform it replaces.
As a centralized management appliance providing command and control of Fortinet-based security infrastructures, the FortiManager family aims to reduce management costs and overhead associated with distributing security updates or installing security policies across managed assets.
Its device discovery, group management, auditing facilities and ability to manage complex mesh and star VPN environments are designed as time-saving features for resource-constrained environments.
The FortiManager-200D can support up to 30 licensed network devices including any combination of FortiGate and FortiCarrier security appliances, FortiClient endpoint software, FortiMail messaging security appliances, FortiAnalyzer analysis and reporting appliances and FortiSwitch switching platforms.
In addition to quadrupling its memory over the FortiManager-100C, the new platform can now support 30 Administration Domains (ADOMs) that represent groups of devices, agents and their administrators. This enables the primary “admin” to create groups of devices for other administrators to monitor and manage.
TheFortiAnalyzer-200D features a 30 percent increase in log processing capabilities and a 50 percent increase in the number of devices that can connect to the new platform that replaces the FortiAnalyzer-100C.
The FortiAnalyzer platform integrates network logging, analysis and reporting to increase an organization’s knowledge of security events throughout its network. With the FortiAnalyzer family, organizations can centralize security event analysis, forensic research, reporting, content archiving, data mining, malicious file quarantining, and vulnerability management in a single platform.
The FortiAnalyzer-200D increases log-processing performance to 350 logs per second, up from 200 logs per second with the FortiAnalyzer-100C. This increased performance makes the new platform an ideal security logging, analysis and reporting solution at branch offices for enterprise customers employing a large scale log infrastructure servicing multiple FortiGate and/or FortiWiFi appliances.
In addition, the new FortiAnalyzer-200D features upgraded support for up to 150 device connections, a 50 percent scalability improvement over the FortiAnalyzer-100C.
The FortiMail-200D more than doubles the message processing performance when compared with the FortiMail-100C.
FortiMail is a messaging security platform that utilizes Fortinet’s years of experience in protecting networks against spam, malware, and other message-borne threats. In addition to providing a sophisticated inbound and outbound filtering engine for both spam and malware, the platform also features a powerful Identity Based Encryption capability to enable secure message transmission. With the ability to operate in mail server, gateway, and transparent processing modes, the FortiMail family provides a flexible range of deployment options.
Taking performance from 80,000 messages per hour to more than 170,000 gives a raw performance advantage to the FortiMail-200D, when compared with its predecessor the FortiMail-100C. Additional performance advantages include more memory and processing power. The 200D also offers the complete range of FortiMail features including extensive IPv6 support, identity based encryption, and a growing set of server mode functionality.