With network traffic growing exponentially, application performance and cost of internet traffic are two of the biggest IT challenges that organizations face. Until now, network managers and administrators lacked a comprehensive solution for monitoring and securing network resources and bandwidth while meeting user expectations for fast and secure application response.
WAN optimization reduces bandwidth usage between data centers and clients devices by applying advanced compression algorithm, data caching and other techniques to reduce the transmission of data. This results in more effective use of bandwidth, better application performance and reduces the high costs of WAN links between data centers.
Fortinet combines WAN optimization and Multi-threat protection in the FortiGate consolidated security appliances. This reduces the complexity and maintenance overhead faced by many IT organization. FortiGate appliances support WAN optimization and web caching to improve application performance and security of traffic passing between locations on your wide area network (WAN) or from the Internet to your web servers.
You can also use the FortiGate unit as an explicit web proxy and caching server to improve the performance of your web servers. Fortinet Endpoint solution such as FortiClient supports WAN optimization and fully integrates with the FortiGate consolidated security appliances.
We handle a lot of very confidential and time sensitive data for which security is absolutely essential. So, when we decided to move our existing services and systems online for more efficiency, we had to ensure that not only our data would be protected but also that our network would maintain its high performance, delivery throughput and high availability. Fortinet's FortiGate-800 systems provided the performance, flexibility and security we were looking for. Combined with other networked solutions deployed by DPS, we felt that it was the most effective solution for us.