10. ASIC Chip Development
Fortinet will continue to develop products that can provide security without severely impacting network traffic performance, Xie said. Despite investing heavily in marketing in 2014, Xie told CRN that engineering as well as research and development continue on its custom line of application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips. New chips are unveiled about every two years, he said. The hardware-accelerated network security performance beats the competition in bake offs, he said.