Any enterprise with an internet and intranet that allows its workers access to the Internet and corporate resources installs firewalls to prevent outsiders from accessing its own private data resources and for controlling what outside resources its own users have access to. A firewall, working closely with other networking infrastrucutre, examines each network packets to determine whether to forward it toward its destination. A firewall is often installed in a specially designated computer separate from the rest of the network so that no incoming request can get directly at private network resources. Threats have evolved much through the years but firewall is still one of the most fundamental protections for network of any sizes.
Fortinet firewall technology combines ASIC-accelerated stateful inspection with an arsenal of integrated application security engines to quickly identify and block complex threats. FortiGate® firewall protection integrates with other key security features such as VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention system (IPS), web filtering, antispam and traffic shaping to deliver multi-layered security that scales from SOHO/ROBO appliances to multi-gigabit core network or data center platforms. FortiManager™ and FortiAnalyzer™ turn-key appliances provide centralized management of thousands of FortiGate systems and detailed reporting capabilities for internal auditing and reporting.
Fortinet Firewall technology in the FortiGate Consolidated security appliance fully integrates with other Fortinet security technologies (e.g., antivirus, Web filtering) enables extensive protection profiles for in-depth defense. Built-in Virtual security domains and security zones enable network segmentation by customer, business unit, or any other physical or logical division for increased policy granularity and multi-layered security.
Fortinet firewall supports three operational modes (transparent, static NAT, and dynamic NAT) adapt to existing infrastructure for deployment versatility. With easily customized application definitions, Fortinet firewall solution delivers additional policy granularity for more accurate protection. In addition, FortiClient end-point security agents integrates with Fortinet firewall solution to extend firewall protection to remote desktop computers, mobile laptops, and smartphones that operate outside the network perimeter.