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Fortinet Malaysia expands Security Fabric with new enterprise firewall

AvantiKumar | June 3, 2016
Fortinet's Michelle Ong said FortiGate 6040E delivers superior security without compromising security features or network speed disruption.

Michelle Ong, Country Manager for Malaysia, Fortinet 

Photo- Michelle Ong, Country Manager, Fortinet Malaysia


Network cybersecurity specialist Fortinet has expanded its Security Fabric with the launch of the FortiGate 6040E enterprise firewall.

Fortinet Malaysia's country manager Michelle Ong said, "Malaysian enterprises are being disproportionally impacted as the adoption of cloud services and growth in remote access to corporate networks have eroded the network perimeter and steadily increased the demands on enterprise infrastructures."

Ong said the adoption of cloud services and the ease of remote access to network assets have created a "perfect storm for large Malaysian enterprises, drastically increasing external demands on IT networks and exponentially expanding the attack surface. As a result, the enterprise next-generation firewall has become the de facto gateway to the cloud."

She said security leaders needed to overcome the "limitations of the technologies used in most next-generation firewall solutions available today - forcing them to choose between enabling security features or preserving the performance of their networks."

"Facing these limitations of traditional security solutions, only the performance advantages of Fortinet's next-generation processors powering our new FortiGate 6000 series enterprise firewalls will give large enterprises the freedom to deploy the advanced security solutions necessary to protect their organisations today and into the future," Ong  said.

Next-generation firewalls

She said first in Fortinet's new 6000 series of ultra-high throughput enterprise firewalls, the FortiGate 6040E will deliver "next-generation firewall performance, effortless scale, and superior security so large Malaysian enterprises don't have to compromise between security features or network speed disruption."

Ong said the FortiGate 6040E enterprise next-generation firewall has been designed to secure the "vast amounts of mobile and cloud traffic for the largest of enterprises using its new FortiASIC CP9 next-generation Content Processors."

In addition, she said the FortiGate 6040E has been built on an innovative new processing architecture, using FortiASIC content and network processors to offload and accelerate the security performance of its dual CPUs.

Fortinet also announced the launch of two new FortiGate 2000E series enterprise firewalls, bringing the capabilities of FortiASIC CP9 to enterprises requiring higher next-generation firewalling and increased SSL inspection capabilities. The new FortiGate 2000E and 2500E will also leverage CP9 deliver increased VPN capabilities, deep content inspection and advanced application controls.


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