Fortinet expands security fabric capabilities

Fortigate 60E

Fortinet introduced its third-generation FortiASIC SOC3 System-on-a-Chip architecture to its security fabric.

The SOC3  helps the FortiGate 60E series security appliances to further speed its throughput with consolidated security and networking capabilities.

The FortiGate 60E enables distributed enterprises, branch offices and SMBs to leverage the protection of Fortinet’s Security Fabric.

Fortinet said the SOC3 more than doubles the secure networking performance over the enterprise-class CPUs found in competing security solutions.

Further, it propels the FortiGate 60E series distributed enterprise firewalls to unprecedented levels of security and performance.

In the first seven months of the year, Fortinet was aggressively trying to expand its business with acquisition and client wins.

Recently, Black Hat security event selected Fortinet to provide networking and secutiy solutions and help support the infrastructure serving participants and staff during the 2016 U.S. Black Hat conference.

In June, Fortinet teamed up with communication service provider Telefonica  to provide  Fortinet’s Security Fabric architecture into Telefonica’s portfolio of managed security services.

Also in June, Fortinet announced the acquisition of AccelOps, network monitoring and analytics software firm. This acquisition expands Fortinet Security Fabric with advanced analytics and security intelligence across physical, IoT, cloud and multi-vendor networks.

Fortinet clocked revenue of $284.6 million in the first quarter of this year, up 34 percent year-on-year.

Within total revenue, product revenue was $124.6 million, an increase of 28 percent compared to $97.5 million in the same quarter of 2015.

Service revenue was $160.0 million, an increase of 39 percent compared to $115.4 million in the same quarter of 2015.

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