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Fortinet unveils expansion of secure networking portfolio
Thu, 10th Aug 2023

Fortinet has announced the FortiGate 90G, the first secure SD-WAN appliance and next-generation firewall (NGFW) with the new security processing unit 5 (SP5) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) that delivers industry-leading artificial intelligence (AI)-powered threat protection performance, scalability, and power efficiency at a cost-effective price.

This new addition to Fortinet's secure networking portfolio expands the company's ability to deliver consistent security, unified management, analytics, and FortiGuard AI-powered security services across the entire hybrid network.

"Networking and security must converge to effectively secure and connect hybrid infrastructure and empower hybrid work. In fact, we predict that within this decade, secure networking will eclipse networking to dominate the marketplace," says John Maddison, chief marketing officer and executive vice president, product strategy.

"Fortinet will continue to expand and integrate its secure networking portfolio, combined with FortiGuard AI-powered security services, across next-gen firewall, secure SD-WAN, universal ZTNA and SASE, as well as LAN and wireless LAN."

Introducing the FortiGate 90G with SP5 ASIC

The new FortiGate 90G series of NGFWs delivers enterprise-grade secure networking capabilities, such as hybrid mesh firewall,SD-WAN, andSD-Branch, to distributed edges. FortiGate 90G is also the foundation for customers secure access service edge (SASE) and zero-trust journey to enable secure internet access, secure private access, and secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) access.

FortiGate 90G is fully integrated with FortiGuard AI-powered security services, providing advanced intrusion prevention for deep packet inspection of secure sockets layer (SSL)/transport layer security (TLS) traffic, web security services, such as domain name system (DNS) and URL filtering for blocking of access to malicious domains and URLs, and content security, such as inline sandboxing to stop zero-day and other file-based threats.

This new suite of firewalls is the first to ship with theSP5 ASIC, Fortinet's fifth-generation ASIC technology announced earlier this year with the ability to accelerate and concurrently run 2x more applications for example, NGFW, zero-trust network access (ZTNA), SD-WAN, and SSL inspection compared to the previous generation. 

The power of FortiGate 90G with Fortinet's SP5 ASIC and FortiGuard AI-powered security services is showcased in the below Security Compute Rating table, which compares the top firewalls on the market against the target performance numbers of the FortiGate 90G series:

FortiGate 90G threat protection performance is measured with firewall, IPS, application control and malware protection, and logging enabled. The numbers for competitive solutions are based on publicly available sources. Other vendors may have different testing methodologies. All power consumption values are taken from external data sheets and hardware system guides using maximum power consumption.
Empowering todays hybrid world by converging networking and security

Growing and scaling digital business while protecting a distributed infrastructure and supporting a hybrid workforce has never been more critical or complex. That's why Fortinet's secure networking portfolio converges networking technologies with FortiGuard AI-powered security services across all edges to close security gaps and help organisations achieve a better user experience. 

This news reinforces Fortinet's commitment to continue to expand and integrate key secure networking technologies across the following areas:

  • hybrid mesh firewall for data centre and cloud secure 
  • SD-WAN for branch offices 
  • SASE for remote users and branch offices 
  • universal ZTNA for remote users and campus locations 
  • wireless local area network (WLAN)/Local area network (LAN) for branch offices and campus locations