The Fortinet has been in the network security appliance business since 2000 and is well known for its firewalls, network security access products and UTM offerings. Fortinet has been recognized as a market leader for UTM by Gartner since 2008, and IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker report, released in March 2015, indicates. Fortinet is the largest security appliance vendor in terms of total units shipped globally.
Product Specs and Performance
Fortinet sells over 40 FortiGate products, which include high-end and mid-range next-generation firewalls and entry-level unified threat management (UTM) appliances.
Entry-level Fortinet Forti, Gate UTM appliances are designed for small offices and remote locations; the product line includes the 30 Series, 90-60 Series, and the 100 Series.
Fortinet’s mid-range products include the 200 Series for branch offices, the 500-300 Series for branch offices and midsize organizations, and the 800-600 Series that supports enterprise campuses.
The high-end FortiGate products are geared for data centers and multi-tenant cloud environments and include the Fortinet FortiGate 1000, 3000 and 5000 Series appliances.
Every Fortinet Forti’Gate UTM appliance supports the same network security features: application control, advanced persistent threat protection, Web and content filtering, IP reputation, integrated WLAN controller, intrusion prevention system, data loss prevention and antimalware — antivirus and antispam.