Fortinet Unveils Industry’s First SD-WAN ASIC to Accelerate and Secure the WAN Edge
“The WAN edge is now a part of digital attack surfaces, but the edge of your network must never be a bottleneck. For branch offices, the ability to provide best-of-breed WAN Edge -- including SD-WAN, WAN optimization, security and orchestration -- with optimal performance and security is critical to enable the digital experience. Fortinet’s SoC4 SD-WAN ASIC allows organizations to realize security-driven networking whether they have 100 or 10,000 branch offices.”
As organizations adopt SD-WAN for faster and more cost-effective connectivity, security remains their top challenge. In a recent
- The industry’s first SoC4 SD-WAN ASIC
- FortiGate 100F Appliance, delivering 10 times faster performance
- New SD-WAN features within FortiOS 6.2
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These innovations support the most pressing customer challenges by addressing the following use cases:
Use Case #1: Digital Transformation at the Enterprise WAN Edge
SaaS and multi-cloud application usage is increasing and with it the need to make the WAN Edge “application aware.” In response,
Also announced today, FortiGate 100F Next-Generation Firewall powered by the new SoC4 SD-WAN ASIC combines SD-WAN functionalities with advanced security into one single offering. FortiGate 100F delivers 10 times faster performance when compared with competitors. It also comes with integrated 10G interfaces to accommodate for future expansion without needing another device.
Use Case #2: Reduce WAN Opex Without Compromising Application Performance
Organizations are transitioning from MPLS to broadband in order to achieve higher bandwidth requirements with lower WAN cost, but this shift often degrades the quality of experience for unified communication applications. New SD-WAN features within FortiOS 6.2 allow customers to leverage new WAN Link remediation to handle even the most volatile WAN connections and deliver superior application performance for unified communication. New SD-WAN features also allow customers to measure WAN bandwidth on-demand and can aggregate overlay bandwidth for packet-based steering to ensure the end user receives the best possible user experience and application performance at all times.
Use Case #3: Simplify WAN Edge Operations and Consolidate with SD-Branch
Many customers are currently forced to use multiple point products and management consoles to achieve a WAN Edge. In response,
To further simplify WAN Edge operations,
Fortinet’s Continued Commitment to Security-Driven Networking Innovation
“Volkswagen Groupe Retail France selected Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution enabled by its FortiGate NGFW because we were looking to simplify our operations while maintaining complete visibility, easy management and advanced security. We were able to achieve all this and more with one single offering through Fortinet’s SD-WAN solution, allowing us to adopt a hybrid WAN that helps us connect geographically distributed WANs and route traffic over a variety of links, including MPLS, without fear of performance degradation. The solution has empowered our IT team to confidently differentiate between types of traffic across our WAN, making it possible to manage latency and prioritize business-critical applications and traffic.
- Blog: “New SD-WAN ASIC Changes the Playing Field”
- Blog: “Fortinet’s Advanced SD-WAN Capabilities Help Achieve Maximum Performance”
- Video: “Fortinet Unveils Industry’s First SD-WAN ASIC | WAN Edge”
- Read more about our SD-WAN customer momentum here.
- Learn more about Fortinet’s security-first approach to SD-WAN here.
- Find out more about FortiGate SD-WAN’s NSS Labs Recommended Rating.
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