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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95110
United States


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January 18, 2013 |

Fortinet Rolls Out Six Network Security Products for PCI Compliance

Four FortiGate network security appliances and two FortiSwitch platforms are designed for the needs of distributed SMBs in need of meeting strict regulatory compliance.

Network security innovator Fortinet showcased a handful of new appliances and switching platforms this month at the NRF Convention in New York City.

Specifically, The new Fortinet products are designed for the landline and wireless security needs of distributed SMBs. They were developed for the security needs of retailers that face stringent PCI regulatory compliance, a growing need for uninterrupted network uptime, and a need for support for centralized system management for remote branch offices and outlets without much in the way of technical resources.

The six new products from Fortinet include four new FortiGate network security appliances (the FortiGate-60D, FortiWiFi-60D, FortiGate-60C-POE and the FortiGate-60CM-3G4G-B) and two new secure FortiSwitch platforms (the FortiSwitch-124B-POE and FortiSwitch-224B-POE).

The FortiGate-60C-POE, FortiGate-60D, FortiWiFi-60D-POE, FortiSwitch-124B, FortiSwitch-224B POE andFortiSwitch-324 POE are available now.

The new products support Fortinet’s new distributed enterprise architecture. This architecture consists of four primary building blocks:

  1. Management Level – FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer products help retailers manage distributed environments.
  2. Aggregation Level – Core security functions, such as firewall, application control, and VPN termination, take place here.
  3. Store Level – Fortinet products, including FortiGate, FortiWiFi and FortiVoice, provide all the components needed for a next generation retail store to operate in a secure manner while offering an enhanced consumer experience.
  4. Access Level – Fortinet products can ensure secure access control through rogue AP detection, authentication, guest WiFi services, rate limiting, and load balancing.

Four Network Security Appliances

Fortinet is introducing four new network security appliances running the FortiOS-5.0 security operating system.

The new FortiGate-60D and FortiWiFi-60D are network security appliances that use Fortinet’s new dual core, system-on-chip II (SOC2) application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology. Delivering up to twice the unified threat management performance, this is the first usage of SOC2 technology for Fortinet’s entry-level security appliances. These two FortiGates are designed to support custom functions such as accelerated firewall, intrusion prevention, and antivirus performance.

The FortiGate-60C-POE integrates security with 24 Gigabit Power over Ethernet ports that can power Fortinet access points, switches, and wireless repeaters to simplify secure network infrastructures at remote sites. It also delivers protection for applications and data through a wide range of onboard security technologies for distributed locations, branch offices, and retail networks. With a built-in wireless controller, the appliance is designed to support up to 10,000 square feet of retail and/or office space to support secure wireless communications for employees and guest hot spot connectivity.

The FortiGate-60CM-3G4G family of products incorporates an embedded 3G/4G wireless WAN modem for wireless carrier connectivity. The platform can be populated with specialized modem technology and certified for various carrier networks.

Two Managed Switches

The two new Gigabit PoE managed switches (the 12-port FortiSwitch-124B-POE and the 24-port FortiSwitch-224B-POE) are designed for distributed remote locations deploying converged network applications including voice, video, data, and wireless. These remote locations leverage each system’s PoE ports to power a wide variety of devices such as wireless access points, video cameras, and/or VoIP phones without the need for separate power supplies.

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