Fortinet’s UTM was introduced to the world of security in 2002. Fortinet named this unique security device FortiGate License, which can actually be used as an integrated threat management system.
In the past, the security equipment that was used in different layers of the network existed in a standalone form, which caused that the monitoring and checking of the equipment, in addition to the very high cost, was always accompanied by problems such as lack of proper management, lack of sufficient monitoring of the performance of the equipment, organizations to face risks. For this reason, by using FortiGate security equipment, it is possible to control the network activity with integrated management.
One of the unique features of Fortigate company’s licensed equipment is the use of ASIC hardware chips, and by using Fortinet’s exclusive operating system called FortiOS, it has been able to bring very powerful equipment with exemplary performance.
Fortigate UTM key features
- IPv6 Support
- VoIP Support
- Web Filtering
- Layer 2/3 routing
- Application Control
- Intrusion Prevention (IPS)
- Integrated Wireless Controller
- Firewall, VPN, and Traffic Shaping
- WAN Optimization & Web Caching
Data Leak Prevention (DLP) capabilities of FortiGate
Fortigate’s exemplary DLP feature prevents the publication of your important and sensitive information.
Fortigate does it by making DLP settings, you will be able to prevent users from transferring important files of the organization, these files can be in common formats, including PDF, photos with different extensions, etc.
With this licensed solution it is possible to check the outgoing packets with the implemented policies based on the defined definitions and based on the policies of the organization, and the policy on the passing traffic can be in three modes: Block, Log only, and Archive.
For example, all the security issues of the organization’s clients have been observed with different policies, and the only way to transfer information is through the email service, and the important directives of your organization should not be in the hands of others under any circumstances. This file is in PDF format and the size is 600K, now with DLP activation, if a user has a file that is more than 500K in size and intends to transfer that file, it will be blocked and the user’s report will be determined based on IP.
Fortigate equipment can perform advanced security against threats and network attacks and risks that occur in the use of applications in a very desirable way.
Another important aspect of FortiGate is the direct update from FortiGuard, which always prepares FortiGate against new attacks and threats.
The unique capabilities and features of FortiGate have caused it to be introduced as the most popular UTM in the last few years according to the reports of the prestigious Gartner magazine.
Availability and redundancy by FortiGate
Today, many businesses that provide some kind of service need to have stable conditions in providing the desired service. The sensitivity of the services provided is so high that even in cases where the network is disrupted, in addition to financial losses, it can result in irreparable loss of life.
The purpose of High Availability or HA is to ensure that the traffic flow of the network is always stable and that in case of any kind of problem for the equipment, communication will continue and the network will not be disrupted. The equipment that plays a security role in the network must support the HA capability so that in the event of any disruption, the network traffic continues to work without any issues and in compliance with the security requirements.
Fortinet’s licensed devices also have HA (availability) in two ways: Active-Active and Active-Passive.
Advantages of FortiGate
FortiGate is able to provide security for all types of devices and applications. One of its unique features is the use of ASIC hardware chips. In addition to speeding up its performance, it has a great effect on reducing energy consumption and increasing efficiency. Any number of NGFW firewalls can be easily managed by installing FortiOS. At the same time, it is compatible with IPS and other network security equipment.
The FortiGate license provided by the Fortinet company has different types. In this company, licenses have different part numbers and each part number has different features and levels of support services.
The FortiGate firewall license is online and offline. In devices with online license, OS, IDS, IPS, web-filtering, antispam and antivirus features can be activated. But in the offline mode, there is no patch update for the two features web-filtering and antispam, and in fact, these two important features cannot be used on devices that do not have an online license.
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