Fortinet Rolls Out Next-Gen Firewalls for Intent-Based Segmentation

Fortinet's new firewalls are designed to keep up with an increasingly complex security landscape.

Lynn Haber

February 6, 2019

2 Min Read

Fortinet on Wednesday announced a new series of Fortigate high-performance, next-generation firewall (NGFWs), supporting its intent-based segmentation strategy.

The latest NGFW includes the FortiGate 3600E, Fortigate 3400E, FortiGate 600E and FortiGate 400E Series, all designed to enable businesses to implement intent-based segmentation into their security architectures.


Fortinet’s John Maddison

“Segmentation is becoming as fundamental as patching vulnerable systems. Intent-based segmentation aligns business goals with infrastructure changes, and ultimately, dynamically separates infrastructure to protect users, data and systems,” said John Maddison, executive vice president of products and solutions at Fortinet.

More about the benefits of the FortiGate E-Series:

  • FortiGate 3600E series delivers 30Gbps threat-protection performance and 34Gbps SSL inspection performance. With high-density interfaces of 10G, 40G and 100G, it offers product consolidation to address the needs of diverse deployments.

  • The FortiGate 3400E series provides 23Gbps threat-protection performance and 30Gbps SSL inspection performance. Combined with high-density interfaces of 10G, 40G and 100G, the FortiGate 3400E series targets the needs of a variety of deployments by offering input/output flexibility,and reduced complexity for operational efficiency.

  • FortiGate 600E series achieves 7Gbps threat portection and 8Gbps of SSL inspection performance with diverse 1G and 10G interfaces, for deployment flexibility.

  • FortiGate 400E series delivers 5Gbps threat protection and 4.8Gbps SSL inspection performance with high 1G port density to suit the needs of branch offices.

The new FortiGate NGFWs, as part of Fortinet’s security fabric, leverage Fabric Connectors to seamlessly integrate with external security ecosystems, sharing threat intelligence quickly for automated remediation. Fabric connectors provide open APIs, allowing the FortiGate NGFWs to integrate with third-party solutions and fabric-ready partners. This gives users advanced high-performance security integration with industry solutions, such as VMWare NSX and Cisco ACI.

Fortinet says intent-based segmentation helps organizations to intelligently segment network and infrastructure assets regardless of their location, whether on premises or in multiple clouds. Dynamic and granular access control is then established by continuously monitoring the trust level and adapting the security policy accordingly. High-performance, advanced security isolates critical IT assets to ensure quick detection and prevention of threats using analytics and automation.

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Lynn Haber

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