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Fortinet Extends Multithreat Security to Remote Users, Branch Offices, and Small Businesses

The FortiGate-30B desktop security device and the FortiWifi-30B that supports wireless networked environments are aimed at the growing market of telecommuters and small offices. By ChannelPro

Fortinet Extends Multithreat Security to Remote Users, Branch Offices, and Small Businesses

The FortiGate-30B desktop security device and the FortiWifi-30B that supports wireless networked environments are aimed at the growing market of telecommuters and small offices.

Fortinet, a network security and unified threat management (UTM) solutions provider based in Sunnyvale, Calif., announced the FortiGate-30B, a multithreat security device that offers network protection technology to the growing population of telecommuters, remote/branch outlets, and small businesses. Designed to accommodate the ease-of-use and price sensitivities of the smallest networked environments, the FortiGate-30B provides an integrated security architecture for broad protection in a compact desktop form factor. Fortinet has also introduced the FortiWifi-30B to support small wireless networked environments.

"While deploying multiple security devices may be impractical at corporate headquarters and larger sites, it is largely impossible at many remote locations and small offices due to configuration and cost constraints," says Michael Xie, CTO and co-founder of Fortinet. "Nevertheless, the need for strong protection is constant and real and no less demanding, which is why we've enabled the same level of security inspection on the FortiGate-30B as we do on our highest-end, integrated security devices."

The FortiGate-30B and FortiWifi-30B can support a number of ROBO/SOHO environment scenarios, and can be centrally managed by service providers through Fortinet's FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer products, regardless of deployment size:

Remote Sites -Remote offices are typically at higher risk since it is harder to see what employees are doing on the network, and who or what is being attacked. To provide secure network connectivity and effective protection from malicious attacks, the FortiGate-30B is a single device uniting firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, Web content filtering, antivirus, data leakage protection, and antispyware.

Retail Outlets and Branch Offices - Dedicated VPN tunnels have become a standard method of providing access and conveying real time inventory and sales information to corporate headquarters. Once connected, these networks can introduce malware and Trojans acquired by their endpoints if the remote network is not adequately protected. Multiple security enforcement technologies such as firewall, intrusion prevention, antivirus, and antimalware must be deployed to protect the entire distributed network and to maintain compliance with PCI, HIPPA, and GLBA regulations. With three internal security ports, the FortiGate-30B and FortiWifi-30B offer network security protection and dedicated VPN access in a single device that can be provisioned and managed from anywhere in the world.

Telecommuters - Unprotected home networks of telecommuting employees pose a security risk to the company network, which is further compounded with network usage by other family members who must be kept separate from work-related access. The FortiGate-30B provides network protection for the telecommuter's entire network while offering dedicated VPN access to corporate resources. Multiple internal security ports support multiple devices on the internal interface, and authentication techniques ensure that only the telecommuter's endpoint is allowed access to corporate resources.

Small/Home Offices - Small businesses have many of the same security requirements and regulation mandates as do large businesses to protect their data and that of their customers. The FortiGate-30B offers the same level of security inspection in a cost-conscious appliance.

Wireless Security
The FortiWifi-30B adds a built-in wireless access point to the multithreat protection of FortiGate appliances, making it suitable for small remote offices, retail outlets, and telecommuting environments. It offers standard 802.11 b/g support, a wide area network (WAN) port for securing internet connections, and four integrated switch ports for multiuser environments.

Pricing and Availability
The FortiGate-30B is now available and is priced at $295 for the hardware and $395 if bundled with a one-year FortiGuard subscription service. TheFortiWifi-30B will be available later this quarter at $395 for the hardware alone and $495 with a one-year service bundle.

Additional information on the FortiGate-30B and FortiWifi-30B product line can be found at http://fortinet.com/products/fortigate/30B.html.

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