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 (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.
FortiGate entry-level includes: