FortiGate: The Best Firewall Value

FortiGate: The Best Firewall Value

By Sahan Fernando –Director, Managed Security– Intrinium  

To maximize the value of your IT spend, Intrinium recommends the simple and effective architectural design of the Fortinet FortiGate. The FortiGate is a next generation firewall (NGFW) that provides high threat protection performance with automated visibility to stop attacks.  

FortiGate allows you to consolidate your gateway anti-virus, web filter, application control, IPS, and SSL Decryption all in one appliance. FortiGate also can act as a wireless controller. This means you can deploy multiple SSIDs and ensure segregation, even tagging with VLANs for QoS. To reduce complexity, VLANs can also run through the FortiGate and integrate with other security technologies. The result is efficient, effective, layered security, all while maximizing your return on investment (ROI). 

Unlike other firewall licensing, FortiGate licensing includes updates and support. This enhances your out-of-the-box security capabilities and yields cost savings. And since you don’t have to worry about per-user licensing fees, you can utilize the SSL-VPN and IPsec VPN functions and apply security controls (such as two-factor authentication on the VPN connections) at no added cost. 

Since Fortinet’s GUI and CLI are stable and fairly intuitive to use, management is easy and scalable, ensuring helping to keep operational cost low. They are also stable, keeping downtime minimal (particularly when you are running in High-Availability, as recommended). Overall, FortiGate functionality means you can simplify your environment while improving security. The total value of the product will also keep your budget management team happy.

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