Security is a constantly evolving battle. With every innovation made to protect your network, there’s a new brand of malware roaming the internet looking to exploit any vulnerability you might have. Threats are omnipresent, both internally and externally. Fortinet Fortigate firewalls are a commodity that provides your network with the security it needs to effectively ensure any and all traffic passing through to your domain is both protected and filtered.
So long as Fortinet tech has your back, your network systems will remain safe from possible assault from malware, viruses, or phishing attacks that may otherwise harm your company image and productivity. Broadleaf Group is one of Fortinet’s preeminent VARs in Houston, serving as a pioneer in the area for their products. Understanding how to best integrate any and all Fortigate products, ranging from the Fortigate 60E to the Fortigate 200E, is an essential part of what makes us invaluable. Every company has different needs, requirements, and business goals, and ensuring every decision is effectively informed on which technological assets are best suited for your company is what we do best.
What Is a Next-Generation Firewall?
The Fortigate models of firewalls are the de facto successor to traditional firewall technology. Older firewalls are no longer suited for the modern state of the internet, unable to contend with the sophistication of threats floating in the landscape. They have the tendency to fall short where they’re needed most, leaving your company with a weak security posture. This ultimately results in damage, incursions, and data breaches.
Our next-generation firewalls are the successor to traditional firewall models, capitalizing on every aspect with a better design, more affordable price, and dwarfing them in security capability. Through consolidation, Fortigate firewalls reduce cost and complexity, integrating key security features into their framework while eliminating point products that would otherwise weigh them down. These features include:
- SSL inspection
- Web filtering
- Intrusion prevention system
- Full visibility and protection for network edges
Prioritizing high performance and versatility while reducing overhead cost makes this product an excellent addition to hyperscale and hybrid IT architectures.
What Makes Fortigate Firewalls Effective?
The true differentiation between Fortigate products and prior firewall models is the degree of capability. While traditional firewall series struggle to conform to the modern digital landscape, our next-generation firewalls were designed with the new challenges explicitly in mind. As such, they possess the capability, flexibility, and scalability to routinely rise to the occasion and keep your network safe.
Let’s start with the basics. Like any other decent firewall, Fortigate firewalls possess the baseline attributes for securing all traffic connections to your site:
- Packet filtering
- IPsec and SSL VPN support
- Network monitoring
- IP mapping features
What comes next is how these products go the extra mile to ensure that your organization and all users don’t have to contend with regular threats. The key is proactive preventative measures deriving from its deeper content inspection capabilities. Fortigate firewalls are able to identify attacks, malware, and other threats and block them before they ever become an issue, reducing your attack surface.
Integrating Fortinet Fortigate firewalls into your company network provides your internal teams with a greater level of control, management, and visibility into how your system operates. Broadleaf Group has our dedicated experts at the ready to assist your company with installing everything you need, as well as providing useful insights into how best to actualize your new assets. Give us a call at 800-615-0866, or contact us online for a consultation.