Citing the need for security products that address the full range of threat vectors, Fortinet announced the availability of the Fortigate-800C unified threat management appliance, geared toward medium-sized businesses and large enterprise branch offices. In addition to blocking malware, it also controls applications so that channel partners can block entertainment and e-commerce sites that have nothing to do with the business at hand.
The device combines next-generation firewall functionality, VPN capability, application control, antispam, antivirus, data leak protection and WAN optimization. It offers 20 Gbps of firewall throughput, 6 Gbps of IPS throughput (HTTP traffic) and can support up to 7 million concurrent firewall sessions, 10,000 Client-to-Gateway IPSec VPN tunnels and up to 3,000 concurrent SSL VPN users. Unified management is delivered through a single pane of glass, for benefit of cost, efficiency and security. The device is offered for straight resale without per-user license fees.