Fortinet has expanded 10-gigabit Ethernet (GbE) support for its FortiGate-5000 series product line, which allows large enterprise, carrier and service provider customers to deploy multithreat security within the fastest and most mission-critical portions of their network environments, said the company. Three new products, FortiGate-5001A, FortiSwitch-5003A and RTM-XB2, contribute to Fortinet’s chassis-based product line, and extend 10-GbE on a per-blade basis as well as for blade-to-blade communications.
The FortiGate-5001A is a multithreat security blade, which offers high levels of availability, redundancy and scalability. Now, with 10-GbE interface options, performance with content protection is increased as part of the FortiGate modular system. Complementing the FortiGate-5001A blades are two additional new 10-GbE products, which together enable up to 182gbps of firewall performance. The FortiSwitch-5003A hub blade allows 10gbps inter-blade communications within the FortiGate-5000 Series chassis to load-distribute incoming traffic across multiple security blades. And The RTM-XB2 (Rear Transition Module) is a new component of the FortiGate-5000 Series that acts as the channel for 10-GbE communications between the FortiGate and FortiSwitch blades.
All FortiGate-5000 Series systems are available through the indirect channel, and combine Fortinet’s hardware and software offerings to provide one or all of an array of security applications – firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and antispam.