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Fortinet is pleased to announce the launch of the FortiGate 3000F, the latest next-generation firewall in Fortinet’s portfolio designed to protect today’s hybrid IT environments. This timely release is essential for today’s organizations struggling to secure their digital acceleration efforts. Hybrid IT architectures present critical security challenges that most legacy security solutions cannot address. While they enable organizations to implement critical new business applications and services, allowing users to work from anywhere, they also significantly increase the attack surface. And in addition to having more locations, devices, applications, and services to protect, most hybrid IT architectures are also in a state of constant flux as they expand and adjust to meet shifting business requirements.
Another security challenge for hybrid IT is that most legacy networks operate from a position of implicit trust, where users and devices inside the perimeter are assumed to be reliable and secure. Unfortunately, distributing such unfettered access to the internal resources across today’s hybrid IT architectures means malicious actors that breach the network—through unprotected home offices or compromised public access points—are also free to search for data to steal and resources to corrupt or hold for ransom.
Today’s next-generation firewall must be able to secure today’s hybrid IT environments. The reality is, most can’t. Instead, they struggle to keep up as the network scales and adapts to changing digital requirements. That’s why, in addition to its traditional security functions, FortiGate NGFWs like the 3000F include industry-first innovations, such as having all its technologies and services running under a common operating system to simplify management and orchestration. They also include the industry’s first fully integrated Secure SD-WAN as well as built-in ZTNA proxy to provide a converged network and security approach to connectivity. And to top it all off, FortiGate features the world’s only purpose-built ASICs—Fortinet’s Security Processing Units (SPUs)—making it the industry’s fastest NGFW. These ASICs enable FortiGate solutions to efficiently handle processor-intensive functions, such as inspecting encrypted streaming video, which is increasingly critical for today’s remote workforce.
We believe it is this commitment to innovation that has led to Fortinet being ranked #1 for the Enterprise Data Center Use Case in the 2022 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Network Firewalls report. In fact, Fortinet has received the highest score for the Enterprise Data Center use case three years in a row.
The FortiGate 3000F is the latest addition to the NGFW portfolio, designed to help customers secure today’s hybrid IT campus and data center architectures in the following ways:
Every network is only as secure as its weakest point. Digital acceleration requires hybrid IT architectures to span and scale across multiple ecosystems to ensure that critical data is available to any user, on any device, from any location without compromise. Achieving this, however, requires consistent security everywhere—something that most legacy security solutions and strategies are unable to provide. The FortiGate NGFW Series, including the new FortiGate 3000F, enables organizations to establish and maintain consistent and converged network security while delivering the industry’s highest Security Compute Ratings.
Learn more about FortiGate NGFW solutions and the new FortiGate 3000F.
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