Fortinet Partners with Ixia to Test and Validate World’s First Terabit Firewall

Test results and first public demonstration scheduled for RSA Conference 2017, February 13th – 17th

CALABASAS and SUNNYVALE, Calif., – February 9, 2017Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, together with Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, today announced the results of Ixia’s CloudStorm™ and BreakingPoint™ testing solutions used to validate the performance of Fortinet’s recently announced FortiGate 3980E and 7060E enterprise firewalls.

Ixia’s rigorous testing methodology resulted in Fortinet’s FortiGate 3980E enterprise firewall demonstrating 1 Tbps (Terabit per second) firewall performance, and the FortiGate 7060E enterprise chassis firewall delivering 100 Gbps (Gigabit per second) of NGFW throughput. The testing results, along with the first public demonstration of the performance testing, will be available in the Fortinet booth #3627 during the RSA Conference scheduled for February 13th – 17th, 2017.

Ixia’s CloudStorm, the first multi-terabit network security test platform, was selected by Fortinet to conduct very large-scale demonstrations and proof of concept validations to demonstrate real-world performance for their customers. Ixia’s BreakingPoint application test solution emulates a real-world mix of network traffic at the terabit level and simultaneously scales bandwidth, connection rate and concurrent flows.  This enables Fortinet customers to validate the capacity, efficiency, and resiliency of the Fortinet next gen firewall platforms, as well as make faster and more informed decisions in the vendor selection process.

CloudStorm simulates 2.4 terabits of mixed applications, as well as malicious traffic, to test the critical elements of complex data centers, including server applications, storage workloads, and network security devices. As a result, it can validate the efficacy of the application and threat detection engines of NGFW, measure the impact of SSL traffic on performance, and assess Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation techniques. This enables Fortinet customers to validate the performance of their hyperscale data centers, while improving the security resiliency of their network. 

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About Ixia

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) provides testing, visibility, and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger. Learn more at www.ixiacom.com.

Ixia, the Ixia logo, CloudStorm and BreakingPoint are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ixia in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 300,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

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