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Fortinet Announces the Most Affordable Secure SD-WAN Appliance with Flexible Deployment Options for SMB
John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet
“Fortinet delivers the most comprehensive SD-WAN solution on the market with over 21,000 global customers across all enterprise sizes and segments. With today’s addition of FortiGate 40F, we are continuing to deliver flexibility for SD-WAN deployments and enabling small and midsize businesses to realize consistent user experience and simplified operations with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN.”
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the FortiGate 40F, a new Secure SD-WAN appliance powered by Fortinet’s patented SoC4 SD-WAN ASIC for small and midsize businesses. FortiGate 40F is the most affordable Secure SD-WAN appliance on the market and features the smallest form factor of all FortiGate appliances, with options for built-in LTE or built-in WiFi to enable a wide range of organizations to deploy Fortinet Secure SD-WAN.
Addressing the Unique SD-WAN Needs of SMBs
Small and midsize enterprises are adopting SD-WAN solutions to realize consistent user experience and simplify operations, but face a unique set of challenges and limitations when it comes to their SD-WAN deployments. Gartner notes, “These enterprises rely on a variety of business applications, with an increasing reliance on SaaS applications and a smaller branch footprint. A growing percentage show interest in migrating to internet-only services as their primary WAN transport.”1
To address the unique needs of small and midsize businesses, Fortinet is expanding its family of SoC4 SD-WAN ASIC-powered FortiGate SD-WAN appliances by introducing the FortiGate 40F – the most affordable Secure SD-WAN appliance on the market today – available now in three different versions:
- FortiGate 40F for out-of-the-box deployment within minutes: For large distributed organizations with small footprint locations and limited IT staff, FortiGate 40F enables out-of-the-box deployment of integrated security and SD-WAN within minutes at-scale. As with all FortiGate models, FortiGate 40F enables better visibility and user experience for SaaS applications such as Office 365.
- FortiGate 40F with LTE for reliable connectivity anywhere: For mobile or remote locations where an outage will significantly impact the business, FortiGate 40F is available with built-in LTE to provide an additional WAN connectivity option to ensure service continuity and failover flexibility.
- FortiGate 40F with WiFi for Secure SD-Branch from a single appliance: For locations with limited space, FortiGate 40F is available with a built-in wireless access point to extend the benefits of SD-WAN to the LAN and wireless LAN.
In addition to addressing key use cases for small and midsize businesses, FortiGate 40F gives larger enterprises in need of a diverse range of deployment configurations, an additional Secure SD-WAN appliance option.
Enabling “Do-it-yourself” SD-WAN Deployments
FortiGate Secure SD-WAN appliances are managed by Fortinet’s Fabric Management Center to enable centralized management and analytics of an organization’s Secure SD-WAN deployment. Small and midsize businesses with limited IT staff and resources that are planning a do-it-yourself installation of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN benefit from zero-touch deployment and configuration. Similarly, distributed enterprises can save time and simplify deployment at branch locations by replicating proven configurations and business policies, reducing deployment time to days instead of months.
The SoC4 SD-WAN ASIC Advantage for High Security Compute Ratings
As with all FortiGate models, the 40F consolidates next-generation firewall security, SD-WAN, and advanced routing in a single appliance. Continuing Fortinet’s commitment to delivering products that enable the industry’s best performing Secure SD-WAN, 40F marks the third FortiGate appliance to include its patented SoC4 SD-WAN ASIC. First introduced with the FortiGate 100F and later extended to FortiGate 60F, Fortinet’s purpose-built SD-WAN ASIC radically increases the performance, scalability, and value of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN while greatly improving user experience and shrinking space and power requirements. Security Compute Rating is a benchmark that compares the performance of Fortinet’s purpose-built ASIC-based SD-WAN appliance to other vendors in the same price range that utilize generic CPUs for networking and security capabilities. The FortiGate 40F delivers the following Security Compute Ratings:
Fortinet Delivers Secure SD-WAN for Organizations of Any Size
Fortinet received the highest score for the “Security-Sensitive WAN” use case and scored the third highest for the “Small/Midsize Enterprise/Regional WAN” and “Small Footprint Retail WAN” use cases in the November 2019 Gartner analyst research report, “Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure.” Fortinet believes these results further highlight its focus on Secure SD-WAN innovation and its ability to meet a diverse range of SD-WAN use cases for organizations of any size.
“Fortinet’s broad portfolio of Secure SD-WAN appliances allows us to deliver the right solution at the right price point for customers across all verticals and segments. Fortinet’s SD-WAN ASIC advantage gives us a compelling differentiator to power our customers’ WAN Edge transformation.”
- Steve Sims, Co-Founder at Cascade Defense
“Fortinet delivers a differentiated and affordable Secure SD-WAN appliance to empower our SMB customers with an integrated solution that enables continued network connectivity and consistent performance. For customers who have multiple branch offices without any IT staff, but also require their network to be always available and working, we recommend Fortinet Secure SD-WAN because it enables remote installation with zero touch deployment and centralized management saving time and money.”
- Rob Bello, VP of Sales at Bit by Bit Computer Consultants
- Read more about Fortinet’s recent momentum in the SD-WAN market.
- Learn more about Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution.
- Find out how Fortinet’s Security Fabric delivers broad, integrated, and automated protection across an organization’s entire digital attack surface from IoT to the Edge, Network Core and to Multi-Clouds.
- Learn more about FortiGuard Labs and the FortiGuard Security Services portfolio.
- Learn more about the FortiGuard Security Rating Service, which provides security audits and best practices.
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1Gartner, Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Jonathan Forest, Mike Toussaint, Mark Fabbi, November 2019.
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