Fortinet: Global Leader and Innovator in Network Security

Fortinet Inc. is an American multinational company selling high-performance network security products and services. It was founded by the brothers Ken Xie and Michael Xie in the year 2000. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices all over the world. Fortinet Inc is a provider of network security appliances and security applications services for carriers, data centers, enterprises, distributed offices, and MSSPs (Managed Security Service Provider). Its mission is to deliver the most innovative, highest performing network security platform to secure and simplify IT infrastructure. The company has over 3000 employees, 20,000 partners worldwide and over 247,000 customers. Fortinet competes in the UTM and network security industries and has the third largest market share in security systems after Cisco Systems and Check Point.


Products and Services:

FortiGateUnified Threat Management(UTM): Fortinet’s flagship network security system. They are called Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW)as it uses integrated network platform that combines traditional firewall with other network devices. This gives it the capability to filter functionalities using in-line deep packet inspection (DPI), an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and other techniques such as SSL, SSH Interception, Website Filtering, QoS/Bandwidth Management, Antivirus Inspection, and third party integration.



FortiGate High-Range Series


FortiGate Mid-Range Series


FortiGate Entry-Level Series


  • Better Security, More Control and 5 Times Faster Performance
  • Blocks More Threats with Better Security
  • Protect Infrastructure with More Control
  • Speeds Up Business with 5x Performance


Antivirus and Antispyware:


  • Stops Malware Infections
  • Unmatched Performance
  • Flow-based Inspection
  • Comprehensive Malware Functions
  • FortiGuard Services

Intrusion-Prevention System: Network security appliance that monitors network and system activities for malicious activity with an attempt to block, stop or report it.


  • Stops Network Intruders
  • Enterprise-Wide Security
  • FortiGuard Services
  • Custom IPS Signatures



  • Stops Spam Email
  • Blocks Malicious Content
  • FortiGuard Spam Filtering
  • Defence-In-Depth

VPN (IPsec and SSL):


  • Defend Against Threats
  • Secure Communications
  • Flexible and Secure Deployment
  • Unmatched Performance


Wireless Security:


  • Access Points: Fortinet wireless access points deliver high performance and flexibility to match your business requirements(Cloud Wi-Fi, Integrated Wi-Fi, and Infrastructure Wi-Fi Access points)
  • Controllers: Easily provision, manage and secure your network with a range of on-premise or virtual controller options (Infrastructure and Integrated Wi-Fi Controller Points).
  • Applications: Maximize the value of your enterprise wireless LAN with RF management, deployment planning and retail analytics applications (Mobile Center, Service Appliances, and Forti Planner and Forti Presence).


Application Control:


  • Automated content updates provide an ever-growing set of application identification signatures
  • Application control signatures, while separate, are provided to all subscribers of IPS signatures
  • Network security managers can create whitelists, blacklists, or combinations
  • Device-based licensing eliminates per-user fees to significantly lower both the entry and ongoing maintenance costs
  • Premiere Signature Service options available

Web filtering:


  • Stops Web-Based Threats
  • Blocks Malicious Traffic
  • Intelligent Content Inspection
  • Unmatched Performance


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