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Fortinet Firewalls

Global Edge is a licensed reseller of Fortinet firewall and security solutions.

Fortinet's industry-leading, high-capacity data center firewall technologies deliver exceptional throughput and ultra-low latency—enabling the security, flexibility, scalability, and manageability required of a data center edge or core platform.

FortiGate appliance and chassis-based solutions combine a high-performance firewall with the flexibility to enable fully integrated personalities (such as VPN, Intrusion Prevention, or anti-malware)—providing extensive protection profiles for in-depth defense.

Enterprise data centers are evolving to deliver higher performance and agility, driven by rapid adoption of mobility/BYOD, big data, cloud, and SaaS.

Data center security needs to guard against ever more sophisticated attacks, while keeping up with rapidly increasing bandwidth requirements. Fortinet’s FortiGate Network Security Platform provides the backbone of data center security by providing increased segmentation, tenant isolation, and confidentiality in today's consolidated, multi-tenant, and hybrid data center environments.

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Key Features and Benefits

  • High-speed 40/100 GbE ports and ultra-high 10 GbE port density
  • Up to 300+ Gbps firewall appliance or 1Tbps+ chassis throughput
  • IPv6 hardware-accelerated performance parity
  • Compact, power-efficient form factors


Data center networks are evolving to deliver agility and hyperscale performance. FortiGate models—ranging from scale-up, multi-hundred Gbps core devices to scale-out, high-port-density, top-of-rack devices—support network topologies from classic three-tier hierarchical networks to flatter two-tier leaf-and-spine approaches. Consolidation of networking with the security platform enables


FortiGates to be deployed in key roles in the network switching fabric or with integrated policy. FortiGate virtual appliance options offer further visibility into east-west traffic and SDN orchestration for virtualized and cloud environments.

High Availability

The FortiOS operating system and security platform provides key features for enterprise and provider data centers. Clustering and failover features ensure high-availability for business critical services, with optional fail-to-wire bypass solutions providing even further assurance against interruptions or downtime due to device failure. Virtual Domain (VDOM) support enables versatility and manageability for more complex or multi-tenant data center environments, with limits of 250 to 3000 logical domains per device, for even the most scalable managed provider or cloud environments.

About Fortinet

Fortinet is a global leader and innovator in Network Security. Our mission is to deliver the most innovative, highest performing network security platform to secure and simplify your IT infrastructure. We are a provider of network security appliances and security subscription services for carriers, data centers, enterprises, distributed offices and MSSPs. Because of constant innovation of our custom ASICs, hardware systems, network software, management capabilities and security research, we have a large, rapidly growing and highly satisfied customer base, including the majority of the Fortune Global 100, and we continue to set the pace in the Network Security market. Our market position and solution effectiveness has been widely validated by industry analysts, independent testing labs, business organizations, and the media worldwide. Our broad product line of complementary solutions goes beyond Network Security to help secure the extended enterprise.