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Fortinet announces its latest next-generation firewall for hybrid data centres

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Fortinet announces its latest next-generation firewall for hybrid data centres

Fortinet has expanded its portfolio of security products with the addition of a new next-generation firewall (NGFW) for Hybrid data centre. The FortiGate 3500F is optimised for hybrid data centre and includes proxy, zero trust network access (ZTNA), and automated threat protection post-decryption capabilities.

According to Fortinet, businesses are increasingly utilising hybrid data centres, particularly as the ‘work from anywhere’ culture gains traction. By deploying resources across multiple clouds and on-premise, hybrid data centres enable increased operational capability. This spread increases security risks and creates additional security blind spots, increasing the likelihood of a malware attack.

According to Fortinet, organisations must manage excessive implicit trust and provide visibility into the growing volume of encrypted traffic that threat actors are increasingly using to mask malicious traffic. As a result, organisations must transform digitally and manage a security strategy that adapts to changing business requirements.

Additionally, FortiGate 3500F firewall enables organisations to ensure business continuity and advanced security for hybrid data centres, according to the company.

According to John Maddison, Fortinet’s CMO and EVP of products, the product combines high performance, integrated networking, and security for hybrid data centres.

“FortiGate 3500F… integrates access proxy capabilities natively into its next-generation firewalls to enable zero trust network access. Additionally, the FortiGate 3500F enables organisations to defend against evolving threats and rising ransomware attacks by delivering the industry’s highest security compute rating of 6x in comparison to competitors – including TLS1.3 – to ensure consistent end-to-end security.”

Fortinet’s ASIC Security Processing Units (SPUs), such as the NP7 and CP9, are used in the product. FortiGate 3500F includes TLS1.3 support to detect and protect organisations against network, application, and file-based attacks, as well as a variety of other sophisticated threats.

Additionally, the FortiGate 3500F integrates natively with FortiGuard Security Services, which provides additional protections such as anti-virus, mail security, anti-DDoS, intrusion prevention, and anti-malware solutions.

The FortiGate 3500F integrates access proxy capabilities natively to support ZTNA. This enables organisations to host applications anywhere they want while maintaining consistent policy controls, enabling and securing hybrid workforce models while providing a seamless and superior user experience.

Additionally, Fortinet provides a security-driven networking approach with the FortiGate 3500F, which integrates security and networking capabilities such as Secure SD-WAN and ZTNA.

According to Fortinet, the FortiGate 3500F offers unmatched performance and hyperscale for inspecting, segmenting, and securing locally hosted data and workloads at network speeds. Businesses can host mission-critical applications and provide secure access to internal users, customers, and partners.”

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