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Security platforms for Malaysian SMBs, enterprise branch office customers: Fortinet

AvantiKumar | Aug. 27, 2012
The network security provider said the new FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiMail solutions offer significant performance improvements.

George Chang - Fortinet's Regional Director for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong (cwm)

PHOTO - George Chang - Fortinet's regional director for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong.


Network security provider Fortinet has announced new security platforms especially for Malaysian small and medium businesses as well as enterprise branch office customers.

Speaking on 23 August 2012, Fortinet regional director for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, George Chang, said the new solutions - FortiManager-200D, FortiAnalyzer-200D and FortiMail-200D platforms - offer significant performance improvements to support more devices, log processing and e-mail filtering capabilities.

"Our SMB [small and medium business] and enterprise customers with branch offices are seeking more scalable device management, security event analysis capabilities and a fully featured secure messaging solution in affordable appliances that can be deployed quickly," said Chang.

"The latest FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiMail models address this growing demand," he said. "Customers now have more choices to deploy more powerful and affordable appliances for the command and control of their Fortinet security infrastructures. At the same time, they have a broader selection of analysis tools to eliminate blind spots in their security posture."

He said the new FortiManager-200D helps customers to centrally manage 50 percent more devices and quadruples the memory over the FortiManager-100C platform it replaces. "TheFortiAnalyzer-200D features a 30 percent increase in log processing capabilities and a 50 percent increase in the number of devices that can connect to the new platform that replaces the FortiAnalyzer-100C. And the FortiMail-200D more than doubles the message processing performance when compared with the FortiMail-100C."

Centralised management

Chang said that as a centralised management appliance providing command and control of Fortinet-based security infrastructures, the FortiManager family reduced management costs and overhead associated with distributing security updates or installing security policies across managed assets. "Its device discovery, group management, auditing facilities and ability to manage complex mesh and star VPN [virtual private network] environments are key time-saving features for resource-constrained environments."

"The FortiAnalyzer platform integrates network logging, analysis and reporting to increase an organisation's knowledge of security events throughout its network," he said. "With the FortiAnalyzer family, organisations can centralise security event analysis, forensic research, reporting, content archiving, data mining, malicious file quarantining and vulnerability management in a single platform."

"FortiMail is a messaging security platform which also includes a sophisticated inbound and outbound filtering engine for both spam and malware. The platform also features a powerful Identity Based Encryption capability to enable secure message transmission," said Chang. "With the ability to operate in mail server, gateway and transparent processing modes, the FortiMail family provides a flexible range of deployment options."

The new solution has increased its performance from filtering 80,000 messages per hour to more than 170,000, when compared with its predecessor the FortiMail-100C. Additional performance advantages include more memory and processing power.


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