Fortinet launches two firewall solutions for mid enterprises

Network security provider Fortinet has launched FortiGate-300D and FortiGate-500D, two next-generation firewall platforms for mid enterprises.

The new firewall solutions promise increased protection against advanced threats. The offering is ideal for midsize enterprises, branch offices, as well as state and local government, education, healthcare and other market segments, the company said.

The next-generation firewall offerings provide deeper level of inspection, said John Maddison, vice president of marketing at Fortinet. “With Fortinet’s high performance appliances, any natural firewall refresh or web filtering renewal presents the opportunity to add new security functions yet consolidate security devices — a ‘win win’ scenario for customers.”

The new firewall solutions provide NSS Labs Recommended Next Generation Firewall capability ($6 protected NG Gig); top-rated IPS, Antimalware and Antiphishing; flexible web filtering of more than 100 million sites across 75 content categories; actionable visibility and rich reporting; and optional NSS Labs Recommended Breach Detection System, Fortinet said.

Advanced threat prevention, sandboxing and more are becoming the norm in this new generation of NGFWs, with an emphasis on security effectiveness and performance above all else, the company said.