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FortiGate NGFWs protect any edge at any scale

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FortiGate NGFWs deliver industry-leading enterprise security for any edge at any scale with full visibility and threat protection. Organizations can weave security deep into the hybrid IT architecture and build security-driven networks to achieve:

  • Ultra-fast security, end to end
  • Consistent real-time defense with FortiGuard Services
  • Excellent user experience with security processing units
  • Operational efficiency and automated workflows

FortiGate NGFWs enable organizations to build high-performance, ultra-scalable, and security-driven networks

To ensure malware doesn't slip into your network via encrypted traffic, high-performance, reliable inspection must be ensured. See how FortiGate 7121F delivers in one of the most important performance-intensive tests of SSL deep inspection and threat protection.

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What’s new in FortiOS 7.2

Packed with new features and enhancements, FortiOS 7.2 delivers a powerful combination of AI-driven actionable intelligence, SOC and NOC process automation, and inline prevention for evasive and previously unknown threats.

New in FortiOS 7.2 for FortiGate NGFW:

  • HTTP/3 support: Inspection into HTTP/3 and QUIC delivers better visibility, superior protection and support for emerging standards
  • Unified policy: Unified firewall policy configuration means all policies are unified in a single place, including ZTNA.
  • SaaS application segmentation: This allows inline CASB protection for SaaS applications.

FortiGate NGFW is available in many different models to meet your needs ranging from entry-level hardware appliances to ultra high-end appliances to meet the most demanding threat protection performance requirements.  This ensures that enterprise campus, core data-center, or internal segments, FortiGate can fit seamlessly into your environment.  

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FortiGate: Entry-level NGFW

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Fortinet is proud to announce that, for the second consecutive year, we have been recognized as a Customers’ Choice in the April 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Network Firewalls report.

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings. To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognizing vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate. 

As an integral part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, our FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) enable a Security-driven Networking approach to protect any network edge and any user at scale, while ensuring high performance. And powered by Fortinet’s custom built Security Processing Units (SPUs), FortiGate NGFWs offer the industry’s highest security compute rating.

With FortiGate NGFWs, organizations can:  

Manage internal  and external  security  risks: FortiGate NGFWs provide complete visibility into applications, threats, and networks to keep operations running and ensure business continuity. Further, network-based segmentation stops lateral threats and protects against application vulnerabilities with enhanced AI/ML powered by FortiGuard services to thwart cyberattacks.  

Achieve  optimal ROI through consolidation: FortiGate NGFWs seamlessly converge and accelerate networking and multiple security functions into a single solution to reduce cost and optimize user experience. 

Improve operational efficiency: Fortinet’s Fabric Management Center streamlines operations across Security Fabric and extends beyond to 400+ ecosystem integrations with a consolidated view to simplify enterprise-wide workflows.

Here is a small sampling of the top reviews posted by Fortinet customers on the Gartner Peer Insights website*:

"Stable and Reliable Firewall" —  Cloud Infrastructure Engineer  in the  Finance Industry, Firm Size: 50M-250M USD
Overall user rating: 5/5 stars
"We use FortiGate in our company's HQ and many of the branches across the country. For a company that deals mainly with sensitive customers data, we needed to make sure that our networks are protected by the best firewall solution that's available (also thanks to Gartner reviews)." 

Tons Of Value in a Small Package—  Director  of  IT  in the  Retail IndustryFirm Size: 500M-1B USD
Overall user rating: 5/5 stars
"We decided to deploy the full Fortinet network stack including FortiGate 60E's to all 90+ of our retail locations. We further deployed FortiGate 200E's in HA pairs to all datacenter locations. These UTM appliances are some of the best and most feature rich I have ever used." 

Delivered What We Were Looking For— VP, Deputy CIO in the Finance Industry, Firm Size: 1B-3B USD
Overall user rating: 5/5 stars
“Our experience with implementing this solution has been very satisfactory. We went with Fortinet for price and simplicity and have received what we were looking for." 

"Strong Firewall Solution That Protects Your Business Systems" — Programmer  in the  Finance Industry, Firm Size: 50M – 250M USD 
Overall user rating: 5/5 stars

"Very easy to implement and configure, especially if you already have other Fortinet products in your network they all bind in to the one "security fabric" and provide a great overview of all your network devices and events in your network. Also the price is superb for such product."

"NGFW That Needs To Be In Your Company" — PHP Backend Developer  in the Finance Industry, Firm Size: 50M – 250M USD 
Overall user rating: 5/5 stars
"FortiGate NGFW is the main guard of our IT infrastructure. All network goes through it. It can easily handle all our traffic. Now, most of the employees are working from home so VPN is getting hit really bad, but that is not a problem for FortiGate."

Faster time to activation is key in supporting the pace of digital innovation. FortiGuard market-leading, AI-enabled Security-as-a-Service capabilities are designed from the ground up to seamlessly work together to provide context-aware security policy and coordinated real-time attack prevention. Flexible consumption options are available across networks, endpoints, and clouds.

FortiGuard Security-As-A-Service Offering for Networks

Mix and match security capabilities to fit your diverse set of use cases across the organization. Attach services to the desired product across hardware, virtual machine, and as-a-service models. Our flexible purchasing options mean you can choose between a-la-cart services, optimized bundles for network-centric use cases, or go all in with our Enterprise Agreement.

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You’ll quickly see how FortiGate allows you to enable threat protection features such as IPS, Web-Filtering, Anti-Malware, Cloud Sand-box and SSL inspection to stop known and unknown threats. FortiGate also provides the full visibility and identifies applications, users and devices to identify issues quickly and intuitively. Be sure to check out our Security Fabric features to provide end to end topology view, security ratings based on the best practices and automation to reduce complexity. 

Features and Benefits

Visibility Protection

Full Visibility and Protection

Stop ransomware, command-and-control attacks, and other hidden threats with SSL inspection (including TLS 1.3) and automated threat protection.
Consolidate and concurrently run IPS, web and video filtering, and DNS security services to reduce costs and manage risks. 
Add FortiClient and deliver seamless user experience and security to the hybrid workforce with Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA).
Build ultra-scalable security-driven networks to meet escalating business demands.
Share actionable threat intelligence across the entire attack surface to build a consistent and coordinated end-to-end security posture. 
Build large-scale and efficient operations with an easy-to-use centralized management console.

FortiGate NGFW Use Cases

As network edges explode, you need effective security everywhere. With FortiGate, you can: 

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Security-Driven Networking

Traditional security strategies can’t keep up with the challenges of your expanding attack surface – from remote work, to mobility, to multi-cloud networks. Fortinet Security-Driven Networking addresses these challenges by tightly integrating network infrastructure with security architecture, meaning your network will remain secure as it scales and changes.

FortiGate: Next-Generation Firewall News

CRN’s 2020 Products Of The Year

Fortinet is accelerating data center security performance with its seventh-generation network processor—the NP7—which made its first appearance in the company’s FortiGate 1800 firewall earlier this year.