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FortiGate NGIPS Receives Third Consecutive Recommended Rating from NSS Labs

By Vince Hwang | October 03, 2019

According to the latest Fortinet Threat Landscape Report published in Q2 2019, we continue to see increases in threats, particularly malware and exploits. In fact, towards end of July, the Fortinet Threat Landscape Index (TLI) was at its highest level over a 12-month period, coming in at a TLI score of 1037. (The TLI is a composite score based on a weekly analysis of randomly selected organizations that started with a baseline number of 1,000 so changes in the threat landscape can be easily compared.) This documented increase in threats highlights the importance of deploying a leading and proven intrusion prevention (IPS) solution to protect against attacks and prevent successful infiltration.

Another “Recommended” Rating from NSS Labs

Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) is one such solution we believe every customer should consider. But don’t just take our word for it – take a look at the NGIPS Test Reports published annually by NSS Labs. In their latest report, Fortinet earned our 3rd consecutive “Recommended” rating from NSS Labs – once again reinforcing what we hear from our customers that Fortinet is one of the most certified and highly recommended security vendors in the market.

Best Total Cost of Ownership

Not only is FortiGate NGIPS recognized as a highly effective NGIPS solutions tested by NSS Labs in this year’s test, it also offers the best total cost of ownership (TCO) – an important consideration in today’s reality of trying to achieve the best security-driven networking outcome while balancing constrained security budgets and resources.

As an example, the FortiGate 100F used in this year’s NSS Labs NGIPS test offers a 3-Year TCO of $4,935, or roughly $2 per protected-Mbps. There are two reasons for this. The first is that it is powered by a purpose-built security ASIC that accelerates performance while reducing the cost of components by several times over off-the-shelf CPUs. The other reason is that it is also supported by FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet’s industry-leading, AI-driven threat research team, that provides the NGIPS system with some of the most effective and critical threat telemetry in the industry. Now that should be music to customers’ ears—and wallet!

Most Use Cases

And if this wasn’t enough, did you know that customers can leverage the exact same FortiGate platform to implement a security-driven network strategy across a variety of use cases – spanning Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), Secure SD-WAN, Segmentation, and Secure Web Gateway (SWG), all in addition to NGIPS? FortiGate solutions can also be deployed as physical and virtual appliances supporting all on-premises and cloud uses cases, even providing seamless and consistent security in a multi-cloud environments. They are also a critical component of any end-to-end Security Fabric architecture, providing a broad, integrated, and automated solution to security and network operations.

We Believe in Testing – So Should You

But the accolades don’t stop there. Customers choosing Fortinet for their security-driven networking needs can feel good knowing that Fortinet is also recognized as a Leader amongst the 18 vendors in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls. In fact, this is the 12th time we’ve been recognized by Gartner for Network Firewalls. How’s that for a track record? 

At the end of the day, given the critical role security solutions play in allowing customers to run their businesses, talk is cheap. Which is why we subject our security solutions to more third-party testing than any other vendor. Fortinet is a strong believer that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, not just talking about it, especially when it comes to security effectiveness. We want our customers to feel confident that choosing Fortinet will keep them safe. As such, the NSS Labs NGIPS test is only one of many independent tests of Fortinet’s security effectiveness.

And as far as NSS Labs goes, we participate in a total of 8 tests and we have achieved a “Recommended” rating in every one of them! You can see all of Fortinet’s NSS Labs test results here.

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