New Fortinet FortiGate 6040E enterprise firewall aims to secure mobile, cloud traffic

Fortinet announced Monday expansion of its Security Fabric with introduction of the FortiGate 6040E enterprise firewall. First in Fortinet’s new 6000 series of ultra-high throughput enterprise firewalls, the FortiGate 6040E delivers next-generation firewall performance, effortless scale, and superior security so large enterprises don’t have to compromise between security features or network speed disruption.

Fortinet’s new FortiGate 6040E enterprise next-generation firewall is designed to secure the vast amounts of mobile and cloud traffic for the largest of enterprises. Fortinet bolsters its Security Fabric with its new FortiASIC CP9 next-generation Content Processors. CP9 accelerates the inspection of computationally intensive intrusion prevention. The new FortiGate 2000E and 2500E enterprise firewalls deliver CP9 ASIC advantages to enterprise edge and internal segments.

Overcoming the limitations of traditional next-generation firewall solutions, the FortiGate 6040E is built on a new processing architecture, utilizing FortiASIC content and network processors to offload and accelerate the security performance of its dual CPUs. Integrating advanced security processing, intelligent controls, and high speed networking enable the FortiGate 6040E to deliver ideal security and network performance in a deceptively compact form-factor.

The new FG 6040E combines dual high-performance CPUs with custom-built security ASICs, which means that advanced NGFW functionality, including inspection and enforcement technologies, can be applied while maintaining critical throughput levels and high availability. The appliance is designed to provide 320 Gbps of enterprise firewall performance, and over 80 Gbps with next-generation firewall security features enabled.

The 6040E’s intuitive graphical interface simplifies management and policy orchestration while expanding visibility and reporting capabilities. It also features FortiASIC CP9 next-generation Content Processor, delivering the deep inspection of critical data that sophisticated threats require, including the fastest full SSL decryption and largest number of connections per second, while delivering networking, security, processing, and management capabilities in an integrated small form-factor chassis. Organizations can choose between six different configurations to meet their specific technical requirements, including an array of 10 GbE, 40 GbE, and 100 GbE I/O interfaces.

FortiGate 6040E comes with 320Gbps enterprise firewall throughput; 80Gbps throughput with all next-generation firewall features enabled; FortiASIC CP9 brings enhanced SSL decryption performance to close gaps in the attack surface; networking, security, processing, and management capabilities are integrated within a small form-factor chassis.

Fortinet’s new FortiASIC CP9 content processor delivers the performance needed to secure the massive traffic demands of the largest enterprises and enables support for various firewall deployment modes including next-generation and advanced internal segmentation. This frees businesses to deploy security wherever it is needed without impacting network functionality. This enables the superior defenses of Fortinet’s innovative Security Fabric.

Fortinet also announced the launch of two new FortiGate 2000E series enterprise firewalls, bringing the enhanced capabilities of FortiASIC CP9 to enterprises requiring higher next-generation firewalling and increased SSL inspection capabilities. The new FortiGate 2000E and 2500E also leverage CP9 deliver increased VPN capabilities, deep content inspection and advanced application controls.

Available in six different interface configuration options tailored to match individual customer needs, the FortiGate 6040E, 2000E, and 2500E will be available in the second quarter of this year.

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