Fortinet FortiGate Rugged 60F
Fortinet in December introduced two new ruggedized products to its FortiGate 60 next-generation firewall for SD-WAN series -- the FortiGate Rugged 60F and FortiGate Rugged 60F with built-in LTE. The two appliances are intended to add integrated, advanced security and SD-WAN to operational technology (OT) networks in any location.
The two latest firewalls will let companies and partners bring SD-WAN to challenging operational environments or remote locations that aren’t controlled, accounting for factors such as ranging temperatures and vibrations or movement that can wreak havoc on IT gear that isn’t ruggedized. It works in the harshest of environments including oil rigs, electrical substations, and manufacturing floors.
The FortiGate Rugged 60F is designed for smaller OT sites and settings that require different mounting and power options than found in traditional IT wiring closets, Fortinet said. The FortiGate Rugged 60F with built-in LTE lets customers harness 3G and 4G cellular connectivity as an option. Once 5G is widely-available, Fortinet is planning another product to include this new form of cellular data connection.