FortiGate: Next Generation Firewall

FortiGate: Next Generation Firewall

High threat protection performance with automated
visibility to stop attacks

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FortiGate: Next-Generation Firewall Overview

FortiGate next-generation firewalls utilize purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence security services from FortiGuard labs to deliver top-rated protection and high performance including encrypted traffic. FortiGate reduces complexity with automated visibility into applications, users and network and provides security ratings to adopt security best practices. 

As security architects consider how to provide comprehensive threat protection for their enterprises, including intrusion prevention, web filtering, anti-malware and application control, they face a major complexity hurdle managing these point products with no integration and lack of visibility. Gartner estimates that by 2019 80% of enterprise traffic will be encrypted and 50% of attacks targeting enterprise will be hidden in encrypted traffic.

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FortiGate: Next-Generation Firewall Product Details

FortiGate enterprise firewalls offer flexible deployments from the network edge to the core, data center, internal segment, and the Cloud. FortiGate enterprise firewalls leverages purpose-built security processors (SPUs) that delivers scalable performance of advanced security services like Threat Protection, SSL inspection, and ultra-low latency for protecting internal segments and mission critical environments.

FortiGate NGFW provides automated visibility into cloud applications, IoT devices and automatically discovers end to end topology view of the enterprise network. FortiGate is a core part of security fabric and validated security protect the enterprise network from known and unknown attacks. 

models & specs

FortiGate: Next-Generation Firewalls Models and Specifications

FortiGate NGFW is available in many different models to meet your needs ranging from entry-level hardware appliances to ultra high-end appliances to meet the most demanding threat protection performance requirements.  This ensures that enterprise campus, core data-center, or internal segments, FortiGate can fit seamlessly into your environment. 

use cases

Next-Generation Firewall Use Cases

Reducing complexity by consolidating products to save costs is a top concern for many enterprises. Equally important is ensuring secure access of resources from private and public clouds without the fear of encrypted malware. Achieving granular visibility of devices, users, real-time threat information, and automation are paramount to ensuring that attacks are handled in a timely manner.

Intent-based Segmentation Use Cases

Intent-based segmentation allows network operators to create security domains or segments based in accordance with business intent. Intent-based segmentation is the ability to deploy threat protection wherever it is needed, both on-premises and in all cloud instances, to reduce risk, achieve compliance, and protect business-critical applications.


FortiGuard Security Services for FortiGate: Next-Generation Firewalls


FortiGate NGFW receives continuous threat intelligence updates from FortiGuard Labs security services. Intrusion prevention, anti-malware, cloud sand-box, application control and web filtering protects enterprises from known and unknown advanced attacks.

FortiManager Cloud

Simplify zero-touch provisioning and management with a rich set of tools to centrally manage any number of devices from a single console with role-based access controls, central configuration management, change management, and best practices compliance.

FortiAnalyzer Cloud

FortiAnalyzer Cloud enables customers to identify real-time operational anomalies in your network.

FortiConverter Service

FortiConverter provides an easy way to migrate your legacy firewall configurations and policies to FortiGate-based policies, and adopt more business-outcome-based rules.

Security Rating Service

Security Audit Update Service is intended to guide customers to design, implement and continually maintain the target Security Fabric security posture suited for their organization. The Security Fabric is fundamentally built on security best practices and by running these audit checks, security teams will be able to identify critical vulnerabilities and configuration weaknesses in their Security Fabric setup, and implement best practice recommendations.

Application Control

Improve security and meet compliance with easy enforcement of your acceptable use policy through unmatched, real-time visibility into the applications your users are running. With FortiGuard Application Control, you can quickly create policies to allow, deny, or restrict access to applications or entire categories of applications.

Web Filtering

Protects your organization by blocking access to malicious, hacked, or inappropriate websites.

FortiSandbox Cloud

FortiSandbox Cloud Service is an advanced threat detection solution that performs dynamic analysis to identify previously unknown malware. Actionable intelligence generated by FortiCloud Sandbox is fed back into preventive controls within your network—disarming the threat.


FortiGuard Antivirus protects against the latest viruses, spyware, and other content-level threats. It uses industry-leading advanced detection engines to prevent both new and evolving threats from gaining a foothold inside your network and accessing its invaluable content.

Intrusion Prevention

FortiGuard IPS protects against the latest network intrusions by detecting and blocking threats before they reach network devices.

Virus Outbreak Protection Service

FortiGuard Virus Outbreak Protection Service (VOS) closes the gap between antivirus updates with FortiCloud Sandbox analysis to detect and stop malware threats discovered between signature updates before they can spread throughout an organization. OS initiates a real-time look-up to our Global Threat Intelligence database.

Content Disarm & Reconstruction

Content Disarm & Reconstruction (CDR) strips all active content from files in real-time, creating a flat sanitized file. All active content is treated as suspect and removed. CDR processes all incoming files, deconstructs them, and removes all elements that do not match firewall policies.

IP Reputation & Anti-botnet Security

The FortiGuard IP Reputation Service aggregates malicious source IP data from the Fortinet distributed network of threat sensors, CERTs, MITRE, cooperative competitors, and other global sources that collaborate to provide up-to-date threat intelligence about hostile sources. Near real-time intelligence from distributed network gateways combined with world-class research from FortiGuard Labs helps organizations stay safer and proactively block attacks.

The 360 Protection Bundle simplifies next-generation firewall (NGFW) management with cloud-based, real-time, single pane of glass network management and analytics. This, along with FortiCare Advanced Support included in the bundle, enables organizations of any size to follow the best practices for operations and security recommended by Fortinet—all without adding staff.

The 360 Protection Bundle also includes a complete set of security services from Fortinet, including robust and complete advanced malware protection, a cloud access security broker (CASB), an intrusion prevention system (IPS), and a security rating service. 

  • FortiManager Cloud: Cloud-based central management and orchestration service
  • FortiAnalyzer Cloud: Cloud-based system events management and health monitorying service
  • SD-WAN Cloud Assist Monitoring: Cloud-based SD-WAN bandwidth and quality monitoring service
  • SD-WAN Overlay Controller VPN Service: Cloud-based VPN overlay service and portal
  • FortiConverter Service: Policy migration and optimization service
  • FortiCASB-Cloud: Cloud access security broker for consistent policies and governance across multiple clouds
  • Industrial Security Service: Real-time protection for ICS/SCADA systems
  • Secrity Rating Service: Evaluation of an organization’s security posture against benchmarks and peer ratings
  • AntiSpam
  • Web Filtering
  • Anti-Virus
  • Botnet
  • IP/Domain Reputation
  • FortiCloud Sandbox
  • Virus Outbreak
  • Advanced Malware Protection
  • Intrustion Prevention System (IPS)
  • Application Control
  • FortiCare Advanced Support: 24x7x365 priority support from advanced technical service engineers

Our Enterprise (ENT) bundle now includes:

  • CASB – providing visibility, compliance, data security and threat protection for your cloud-based services.
  • Industrial Security Service protection – SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and ICS (industrial control systems). These signatures address attacks against critical infrastructure and manufacturing industries, where we are seeing frequent and sophisticated cyberattacks.
  • Security Rating Service – this service performs checks against your fabric-enabled network and provides scoring and recommendations to your operation teams. The subsequent scorecard can be used to gauge adherence to various internal and external organizational polices, standards, and regulations requirements, including providing a ranking of your firm against industry peers. 

The FortiGuard Enterprise (ENT) Protection bundle is designed to address today’s advanced threat landscape. The Enterprise Bundle consolidates the comprehensive protection needed to protect and defend against all cyberattack channels from the endpoint to the cloud. Including the technologies needed to address today’s challenging OT, compliance, and management concerns. The Enterprise Bundle offers the most comprehensive protection overall. The Enterprise Bundle includes: 

  • NGFW Application Control
  • IPS
  • Antivirus
  • Botnet
  • IP/Domain Reputation
  • Mobile Security
  • Web Filtering
  • Antispam
  • FortiSandbox Cloud
  • Virus Outbreak Protection
  • Content Disarm & Reconstruction 
  • CASB
  • Security Rating 
  • Industrial Security Service
  • FortiCare

The FortiGuard Unified Protection Bundle (UTM) is our traditional Unified Threat Management security bundle. The Unified Protection Bundle extends threat protection across the entire digital attack surface, providing industry-leading defense against sophisticated attacks. The UTM bundle has you covered for web and email-based attacks. The UTM bundle delivers the best package available for a unified threat protection offering. The UTM Bundle includes: 

  • NGFW Application Control
  • IPS
  • Antivirus
  • Botnet
  • IP/Domain Reputation
  • Mobile Security
  • Web Filtering
  • Antispam
  • FortiSandbox Cloud
  • Virus Outbreak Protection
  • Content Disarm & Reconstruction 
  • FortiCare

The FortiGuard Advantage: 

  • FortiGuard processes over 69 million websites every hour, providing up-to-the-minute reputation and categorization. 
  • Prevent malicious downloads and browser hijacking attacks with top-rated web filtering (VBWeb Verified)
  • Improved email productivity through superior spam prevention validated with 3rd party independent testing (VBSpam + Verified)

The FortiGuard Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) bundle provides the foundational security needed to protect and defend against known and unknown cyber threats. The Advanced Threat Protection bundle includes: 

  • NGFW Application Control
  • IPS
  • Antivirus
  • Botnet
  • IP/Domain Reputation
  • Mobile Security
  • FortiSandbox Cloud
  • Virus Outbreak Protection
  • Content Disarm & Reconstruction 
  • FortiCare 24*7
ServiceAdvanced Threat Protection
Unified Protection
Enterprise Protection
360 Protection

FortiManager Cloud   
FortiAnalyzer Cloud   
SD-WAN Cloud Assist Monitoring   
SD-WAN One Click VPN Overlay   
FortiConverter Service   
Industrial Security Service  
Security Rating  
Web Filtering 
Advanced Malware Protection
FortiCare + Application Control



FortiGate: Next-Generation Firewall Demo

This full working demo lets you explore the many features of our FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW). You’ll quickly see how FortiGate allows you to enable threat protection features such as IPS, Web-Filtering, Anti-Malware, Cloud Sand-box and SSL inspection to stop known and unknown threats. FortiGate also provides the full visibility and identifies applications, users and devices to identify issues quickly and intuitively. Be sure to check out our Security Fabric features to provide end to end topology view, security ratings based on the best practices and automation to reduce complexity.


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NSS Labs NGFW/SSL 2018 SVM and Report

NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) focuses on enterprise edge and internal segments along with growing need of SSL inspection. The Security Value Map (SVM) shows that FortiGate 500E achieved high cumulative blocking rate at 99.3% and the lowest TCO at $2.00 per protected Mbps. FortiGate 500E also received high SSL inspection performance and a very minimal performance degradation based on our purpose-built security processor technology. Fortinet received fifth consecutive NSS Labs NGFW “Recommended” rating showcase the consistency and commitment to customer need.

NSS labs 2018 SVM diagram

NSS Labs NGFW 2018 Comparative Reports

NSS Labs NGFW Comparative reports provide detailed comparison of all 10 participated vendors for security, performance and total cost of ownership (TCO). With these reports, you can compare Fortinet’s outstanding results with Palo Alto Networks, Checkpoint, Cisco and many other vendors. In several areas, Fortinet showcased the best results:

  • High SSL Inspection Performance with industry’s least performance degradation
  • Fortinet delivered 100% block rate for live exploits
  • Fortinet showcased highest value among all vendors
  • NGFW performance is 30% better than claimed in data sheet
  • Fortinet delivered best ultra-low latency across different packet sizes

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Performance – NGFW Comparative Report

TCO – NGFW Comparative Report

SVM – NGFW Comparative Report

NSS Labs DCIPS 2018 SVM and Report

NSS Labs’ Data Center Intrusion Prevention Systems (DCIPS) focuses on data center environments, especially vulnerabilities commonly found in servers. The Security Value Map (SVM) shows that FortiGate IPS achieved the highest cumulative blocking rate at 98.73% and the lowest TCO at $3 per protected Mbps. Fortinet builds world-class IPS appliances and another “Recommended” IPS rating from NSS Labs proves this.

NSS Labs DCSG 2017 SVM and Report

NSS Labs’ DCSG test is a comprehensive Data Center Security Gateway (DCSG) test, including several tests to measure relevant security effectiveness and Intrusion Prevention (IPS) performance using live exploits including “weaponized” exploits (97.9% and 98% block rate respectively for Fortinet FortiGate 7060E and FortiGate 3000D) and resistance to evasion techniques (100% block rate for Fortinet). The FortiGate 7060E and 3000D both achieved “Recommended” status, with a leading combination of Security Effectiveness and Value per protected Megabit Per Second (Mbps) in the NSS Labs Security Value Map (SVM).

NSS Labs NGFW 2017 SVM

FortiGate 3200D and 600D enterprise firewalls both offer a winning combination of security effectiveness, performance, and value, earning Fortinet its fourth consecutive NSS Labs NGFW Recommended rating. Fortinet excelled in continuous live testing, blocking 99.71% of exploits used in active attack campaigns every day and delivered the highest performance scores with 18.5 Gbps throughput and an average latency of 4.6 microseconds, regardless of packet size and including real-world traffic processing.

NSS Labs Breach Prevention Systems (BPS) Test 2017

NSS Labs introduced a new group test, BPS focused on detecting and blocking exploits, advanced malware, and evasions. This helps validate the advanced threat response cycle of prevent-detect-mitigate across a number of threat vectors including web, email, and endpoint. Fortinet’s Security Fabric consisting of FortiSandbox, FortiGate, FortiMail, and FortiClient integrated together, earned a Recommended award by achieving a block rate of 99.6% and offering the lowest 3-year TCO.

NSS Labs NGFW 2016 SVM

NSS Labs’ Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) real-world testing reveals that Fortinet delivers a winning combination of security, network performance, and total cost of ownership (TCO). Fortinet was nearly perfect; scoring 99.6% in overall security effectiveness. The FortiGate 3200D was rated by NSS at 19 Gbps, 37% above its data sheet specifications, with excellent TCO where the value increased based on actual performance compared to the claimed specifications.

NSS Labs 2015 Next Generation IPS Test

In 2015, NSS Labs conducted a group test of next generation IPS solutions to assess their abilities to identify both the applications and the users on their internal networks, protect the enterprise user against threats/exploits, and catch sophisticated attacks while producing as few false positives as possible. Demonstrating 99% effectiveness and superior value, Fortinet FortiGate earned the NSS Labs Recommendation.


FortiGate: Next-Generation Firewall Alliance Partners

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