The FortiGate-310B raises the bar for mid-size enterprise security devices. Incorporating multiple FortiASIC Network Processors (NP2) for wire-speed firewall/VPN operation, and the FortiASIC content processor (CP) for content inspection acceleration, the FortiGate-310B yields unmatched multi-threat performance across the highest port density of any product in its class. AMC module options offer additional deployment and operational flexibility, expanding the FortiGate-310B's Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports to 14 Gigabit Ethernet ports, or adding an internal HDD for local logging and archiving. The FortiGate-310B's accelerated security throughput, high port density, and ease of management allows medium-sized enterprises to enjoy a degree of internal network security segmentation and policy control previously available only within larger-scale solutions.
Distributed Perimeters Require Security at Switching Speeds:
Traditional perimeter security technologies have become obsolete in defending against today’s blended security threats. Using multiple attack vectors, these threats are increasing in volume and sophistication, leveraging every available network connection point to proliferate. Organizations with mobile or remote users are causing centralized security perimeters to transform into a “distributed perimeter,” enabling new entry points for security threats. With so many network access points, it has become impossible to deploy a single point of network protection within an enterprise infrastructure.
Internal Segmentation Restraints:
As networks grow, administrators aspire to segregate user-groups and applications such as VoIP into smaller security zones for improved security. Dividing the network with security segmentation points isolates security events, increases policy granularity, and protects sensitive information. Unfortunately most mid-range security devices lack the interface count or the raw throughput to facilitate extensive internal network security segmentation.
ASIC-Accelerated Multi-Threat Security Solution:
An additional purpose-built ASIC, known as the FortiASIC Content Processor, provides additional acceleration for content intensive security technologies such as intrusion prevention and antivirus scanning for dangerous traffic streams. The inclusion of an Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) expansion slot allows for even more flexibility, offering additional ASIC-accelerated ports for additional throughput or disk-based storage for local logging and content archiving. With numerous accelerated multi-threat security interfaces, organizations can create multiple security zones for various departments, users, access methods, and even devices to enforce network security at accelerated speeds.