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January 8, 2013 |

FortiGate-5001C Blade Offers MSPs with Data Center Security Options

The blade from Fortinet leverages the network security operating system FortiOS 5, running on a FortiGate-5000 chassis.

Network security company Fortinet is offering a new high-performance security blade for the FortiGate-5001C firewall.

The new FortiGate-5001C blade provides large data centers, as well as private and hybrid cloud deployments, with consolidated security capabilities and uncompromised network performance. The security features, throughput, and low latency of the new blade are ideal for large Internet gateways as well as centralized Managed Services Providers (MSPs).

The FortiGate 5001C blade runs on a FortiGate-5000 series chassis. Combined with Fortinet’s line of virtual machine security technologies, it is designed to offer a complete, flexible, and high-performance family of core-to-perimeter data center and cloud security solutions.

The security and performance needs of complex data centers and multi-tenant cloud providers are constantly evolving, which is why we continue to innovate with new blade solutions for these extremely demanding network environments,” says Fortinet founder and CTO Michael Xie. “No two customer environments are identical, and each customer’s security requirements are highly individualized. It is precisely because of this market reality that we push our product development efforts to provide our customers with the most flexible deployment options possible.”

The Addition of the Blade

The new FortiGate-5001C is a high-performance security blade that leverages an advanced network security operating system, FortiOS 5. The new blade integrates a wide range of critical security services and native 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) support for FortiGate-5000 chassis-based platforms.

Delivering up to 40 Gbps of firewall throughput and up to 17 Gbps of IPSec throughput, the FortiGate-5001C integrates essential security functions in a compact Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA)-compliant blade form factor. This includes firewall, virtual private network, application control, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, and Web filtering.

By consolidating multiple security services and delivering high throughput with ultra-low latency, the FortiGate-5001C protects low-latency networks and multi-tenant cloud customers against the latest blended threats and Web-based attacks. In addition, Fortinet’s virtual domain (VDOM) and administrative domain (ADOM) technologies enable granular control over the deployment of the new security blade to partition networks on the basis of individual customers, groups of subscribers, and/or business units.

Features of the 5001C

Each blade features four 10-GbE ports to provide scalability. To deliver network throughput performance, the FortiGate-5001C blades feature FortiASIC processors that optimize session rates and accelerated IPS performance.

To simplify the management and analysis of physical and virtual security infrastructures deployed in complex data centers and multi-tenant cloud environments, Fortinet provides single-pane-of-glass management with the FortiManager family of physical and virtual management devices.

The FortiManager centralized management enables security administrators to configure and manage thousands of physical appliances and virtual machines. The FortiAnalyzer family of physical and virtual devices provides centralized logging and reporting, which enables administrators to analyze, report, and archive security event, network traffic, Web content, and messaging data.

The FortiGate-5001C includes four key elements, including:

  • Advanced Malware Detection – The advanced malware engine helps reduce the size and increase the performance of the malware signature database. An inline sandbox applies behavior models against a sample file to determine whether it is a threat. Cloud-based inspection can then provide a more detailed analysis of suspicious files.
  • Exploit Discovery & Protection – FortiOS 5 can scan and identify vulnerabilities via a network or agent scan. The intrusion protection system function can then be deployed to protect vulnerable assets until the normal patching cycle remediates the vulnerability.
  • Cloud-Based Reputation Systems – A new advanced anti-malware detection system adds an on-device, behavior-based heuristic engine and cloud-based AV services that includes an operating system sandbox and botnet IP reputation database.
  • Multi-Vector Policy Engine – Although traditional policy can be applied based on source (IP address), FortiOS 5 also has the ability to apply policy based on the user and device identity. This is an important attribute for distributed, virtual and cloud networks.

The FortiGate-5001C blade is available now.

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