Winner: Fortinet for Fortinet FortiGate-310B
By incorporating into the FortiGate-310B purpose-built FortiASIC network processors previously reserved for its high-end product lines, the FortiGate-310B is raising the bar on firewall and virtual private network throughput performance to gigabit-per-second (Gbps) speeds and enabling wire-speed firewall performance. The FortiGate-310B appliance integrates firewall, AV, IPS, VPN, content filtering, anti-spam and traffic-shaping functions, or any combination thereof on a single, integrated security appliance. The multi-threat integrated security approach protects against threats both at the network and the application layer – eliminating the need for separate standalone solutions.
The FortiGate-310B delivers a strong price/performance ratio with firewall/VPN speeds that rival competitors’ high-end enterprise products, yet is priced significantly lower. Additional benefits provided by the FortiGate-310B include top rated port density of 10 gigabit Ethernet ports, with additional four gigabit ports made available through an optional Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) module. The FortiASIC NP2 Network Processor that accelerates the FortiGate-310Bs ports offers wire speed firewall throughput regardless of packet size. This offers a full 1Gbps firewall on each of the eight accelerated interfaces for a total of 8 Gbps firewall. IPsec VPN is also accelerated to near wire speed on each port, offering 6Gbps IPsec VPN. AMC expansion bays allow an additional 4Gbps firewall and 3 Gbps VPN on four SFP ports.
The FortiGate-310B security appliance offers customers robust multi-threat protection from a single device, which increases security while lowering operational and capital expenditures. Features in the FortiGate-310B bring the following benefits to customers: best-in-class FW/IPsec VPN throughput of 8 Gbps and 6 Gbps, respectively; high port density (10) and low price-per-port compared to many products in its class; AMC expansion slot provides flexibility for additional wire-speed firewall ports or embedded storage.
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