Yahoo JAPAN deploys FortiGate-3700D data center firewall

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Yahoo JAPAN has deployed the FortiGate-3700D data center firewall to increase the security and performance of its subsidiary GYAO’s video delivery network infrastructure.

Fortinet assisted GYAO’s network infrastructure to upgrade to handle increasing demand for mobile viewing on smart devices.

“More than six months have passed since the FortiGate-3700Ds went into full operation and they have exceeded our expectations. The appliances can handle large volumes of content files and sessions without consuming excess resources, and operation remains stable even under heavy traffic,” said Shinji Yoshinaga, senior manager, Network Security, Infrastructure Engineering Department, Site Operations Division, Yahoo JAPAN.

GYAO delivers content from data centers in Kanto and Kansai, which are required to handle 1 million requests per second and 800Gbps traffic. GYAO’’s firewalls offers high speeds and processing capacities in addition to security features.

Yahoo JAPAN evaluated five major firewall requirements.

The Internet company has deployed five FortiGate-3700D units in each of the data centers in Kato and Kansai. Yahoo JAPAN used its 40GbE (four ports) and 10GbE (28 ports) interfaces to provide two 40GbE uplink ports and eight 10GbE downlink ports, meeting the firewall requirement for network integration using 40Gbps interfaces.

“We are very pleased that Yahoo! JAPAN chose to deploy additional FortiGate-3700D appliances for GYAO after deploying them for Yahoo JAPAN’s CDN consolidation last year,” said Norio Kubota, country manager for Fortinet Japan.

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