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Branch Office Firewalls: Affordable Entry-level products with NGFW and built-in SD-WAN

Gartner® 2021 Magic Quadrant™ for Network Firewalls
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The Importance of Branch-Office Network Security

Branch-office networks may be small in comparison to their corporate hubs, but they have an outsized influence on the organization.  Because branch offices are often focal points for business transactions, they require high-throughput connectivity to the corporate data center and to multiple cloud resources.  However, branches are also hotbeds of security vulnerabilities, with their distributed point-of-sale systems, unsecured sensors, personal mobile devices, and often, customers roaming around.  Thus, regardless of their size, branch offices need enterprise-level network security.  Organizations must make sure that such protection is both non-disruptive and affordable, so it supports competitive branch-office growth. 

FortiGate Entry-Level Next-Generation Firewalls

FortiGate entry-level next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) are best-in-class appliances that consolidate advanced security and network capabilities into a compact desktop footprint.  

These affordable firewalls are purpose-built with system-on-a-chip (SOC) security processors, efficiently protecting branch offices with the industry's highest-performance IPsec VPN, threat protection, and SSL inspection. 

FortiGate branch office firewalls include built-in software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) functionality, which dynamically distributes traffic across multiple WAN links, providing cost-efficient branch connectivity to resources in the corporate data center and in the cloud.  As cloud on-ramps, FortiGate branch office firewalls reduce operational expenses by enabling access to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications directly through the internet, rather than over expensive multiprotocol label-switching (MPLS) lines.

For easier management of their branch-office firewalls, organizations can leverage FortiCloud, a SaaS option that offers zero-touch deployment, cloud management, extended logging, and configuration options for the FortiGate branch office firewalls.  Its single-pane-of-glass management can be used with one or multiple security appliances.  

Enhanced analytics: To help organizations gain visibility into network and application performance (both real-time and historical statistics), Fortinet offers enhanced analytics, as well as enhanced compliance, and delivers reports via the Fabric Management Center.  A single console and rich analytics help customers fine-tune their business and security policies to improve the quality of experience for all users.  

“It is critical that our branches have responsive, reliable network access to serve our clients. By partnering with Fortinet, we were able to deploy a network architecture to help us improve the delivery of our data with high-performance, more bandwidth, and improved redundancy. It was a flawless rollout, from the endpoints in our branch offices to our data centers.”  Chris Boedges, Chief Technology Officer, Edward Jones

"The Fortinet FortiGate, FortiManager, and FortiAnalyzer solution have provided a solid network foundation that has helped us meet the Ministry's broadband modernization project objectives and provides a secure, scalable and manageable platform to address our dynamic network needs"  John McCormick, Associate Chief Information Officer, Upper Grand District School Board. 



Introducing the FortiGate 40F | Next-Generation Firewall

The FortiGate/FortiWiFi 40F series provides a fast and secure SD-WAN solution in a compact fanless desktop form factor for enterprise branch offices and mid-sized businesses. Protects against cyber threats with system-on-a-chip acceleration and industry-leading secure SD-WAN in a simple, affordable, and easy to deploy solution.

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FortiGate entry-level includes:

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Comprehensive, advanced security in a compact desktop form-factor

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Top-rated security validated by NSS Labs, Virus Bulletin and AV Comparatives

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Industry’s highest threat protection, IPsec VPN, and SSL-inspection performance

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Built-in SD-WAN capabilities to enable cloud adoption with reduced WAN cost

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Centralized cloud management and zero-touch deployment


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FortiGate 80, 60

FortiGate 90 - 60 series appliances deliver up to 10 Gbps of firewall throughput, plus multiple, integrated 1 GE ports. This combination of performance, port density, and consolidated security features offers an ideal platform for small and medium businesses as well as distributed enterprises.

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FortiGate 50-30 Series

The FortiGate 50 - 30 series appliances deliver up to 5 Gbps of firewall throughput plus multiple, integrated 1 GE ports. This combination of performance, port density, and consolidated security offers an ideal platform for branch locations.

Data Sheets: 50, 40, 30

FortiGate Rugged Series offers industrially-hardened all-in-one security

FortiGate Rugged Series

The FortiGate Rugged series appliances offer industrially-hardened, all-in-one security that delivers specialized threat protection for securing critical industrial and control networks against malicious attacks. 

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This full working demo lets you explore latest FOS 6.2-based features of our FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFW) and built-in SD-WAN. You’ll quickly see how FortiGate delivers better SaaS visibility and accelerated security for efficient operations. Be sure to check out the new addition of the Security Fabric topology view and SD-WAN management which helps to reduce complexity.

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