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Fortinet Intros New Architecture for Enterprise Networks
By Craig Galbraith
January 14, 2013 - News
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Network security provider Fortinet has debuted new appliances and secure switching platforms designed for the landline and wireless security needs of distributed enterprises.

Fortinet says the new products were developed for the demanding security needs of retailers that face stringent PCI regulatory compliance, uninterrupted network uptime, and support for centralized system management for remote branch offices and outlets with little to no technical resources.

The six new products include three new FortiGate network security appliances: the FortiGate-60C-POE, FortiGate-60D and FortiWiFi-60D; and three new secure FortiSwitch platforms: the FortiSwitch-124B-POE, FortiSwitch-224B-POE and FortiSwitch-324-POE. As a single source provider, Fortinet says it is uniquely positioned to offer this range of security products for distributed enterprises that, until now, have historically required multiple vendors.

By providing customers with a single vendor option, Fortinet claims to deliver unprecedented price/performance, lower TCO and centralized “single pane of glass" management for remotely deployed devices.

“The days of having to cobble together secure network service solutions from multiple vendors for remote sites is over," said Koroush Saraf, senior director of product management for Fortinet. “With the introduction of our cost effective UTM network security appliances, secure switches and wireless connectivity solutions, we’re providing distributed enterprises with the most complete secure networking systems in the industry. Equally important, all of our new products are centrally managed from a single console that allows remote sites to enjoy true enterprise-class security."

Today's announcement was made at the National Federation of Retailers conference.

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