Fortinet Expands Security Fabric With System-on-a-Chip Architecture
Fortinet has announced the expansion of its security fabric with the introduction of its third-generation FortiASIC SOC3 System-on-a-Chip architecture. Fortinet’s SOC3 accelerates the new FortiGate 60E series security appliances to further speed its already best-in-class throughput with consolidated security and networking capabilities. The FortiGate 60E enables distributed enterprises, branch offices and SMBs to leverage the superior protection of Fortinet’s Security Fabric.
The SOC3 more than doubles the secure networking performance over the enterprise-class CPUs found in competing security solutions and propels the new FortiGate 60E series distributed enterprise firewalls to unprecedented levels of security and performance.
The massive growth of the digital economy and explosion of traffic on corporate infrastructures are driving industry giants to adopt highly efficient custom ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) technologies to meet surging demands and maintain a competitive advantage. Fortinet has been investing in this ASIC strategy since its founding and continues to drive network security innovation with its next-generation FortiASIC SOC3 security-specific processor.
“The limitations of traditional security solutions often require distributed enterprises and SMBs to compromise on network performance and ease of management to accommodate the advanced security needed to combat today’s expanding threat landscape. Eliminating this need to compromise is the driving force behind Fortinet’s continued investments into researching and developing innovative network security processing solutions that free organizations to deploy the advanced security solutions necessary to protect their organizations while enabling them to meet growing device and performance requirements today and into the future,” said Michael Xie, Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Fortinet.
FortiASIC SOC3 powers Fortinet’s new FortiGate 60E series distributed enterprise firewalls and sets a new bar as the most powerful firewall in its class, outperforming competitive solutions available on the market today. The FortiGate 60E is the ideal entry point for distributed enterprises, branch offices and SMBs that require advanced protection, networking performance, unified visibility and ease of management.
Fortinet’s SOC3 leverages advances in silicon design to consolidate networking and security- specific processors onto the same die alongside a quad-core CPU. SOC3’s security-optimized architecture delivers deep security analysis and inspection capabilities that meet and exceed enterprise-class, general-purpose CPUs that power competing products. This architecture also yields design efficiencies that reduce power consumption to a meager 5 Watts and enable a fan-less design that runs quietly enough to deploy in any environment.