Top Intrusion Prevention System Appliance: A 9-Vendor Battle

Fortinet FortiGate 3600C

Fortinet sells its FortiGate 3600C next-generation firewall as fully integrated unified threat management for large enterprises and managed service providers. The appliance got a below average security effectiveness score at 93.8 percent. NSS Labs engineers calculated the value rating at above average with a total cost of ownership at $10.72 per protected Mbps. Fortinet was one of four vendors that received an overall "Neutral" rating from the firm. The company said the appliance gets 14 Gbps of intrusion prevention system throughput and up to 60 Gbps firewall throughput.

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