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New Fortinet firewalls use intent based segmentation for advanced protection

New Fortinet firewalls use intent based segmentation for advanced protection

Fortinet has launched four new firewall series that use intent based segmentation to further protect business users’ data, both on-premise and in cloud environments. In addition, the firewalls presented must provide organizations with a comprehensive overview and advanced protection against cyber threats without compromising network performance.

The security company’s FortiGate 3600E, 3400E, 600E and 400E series, which have now been presented, allow users to build intent based segmentation into the security architecture of their networks. This allows them to set up different security policies for their network infrastructures more effectively in order to better protect their various workloads against cyber attacks.

Intent based segmentation

With intent based segmentation, companies and organizations can provide flexible security and rapid incident response. In concrete terms, this means that intent based or intelligent segmentation makes it possible for the security policies to be set up in line with the business objectives.

Among other things, this technology enables the implementation of intricate access control based on varying levels of trust and high-performance, advanced security functionality.

Third-party security architectures

The Fortinet firewalls from the FortiGate series that have now been launched are part of the Security Fabric. They include Fabric Connectors for rapid exchange of threat intelligence for automated incident response. The open APIs of the Fabric Connectors allow users to integrate Fortinet’s powerful security functionality with the security architectures of other (network) vendors such as VMware NSX and Cisco ACI.

Technical details

The new models are equipped with specially developed security processor units (SPUs). They also feature throughput rates from 30 to 23 Gbps, 10G, 40G and 100G interfaces, and SSL traffic inspection, among other things. The FortiGate 3600E, 3400E, 600E and 400E series are available immediately.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.