Fortinet’s first line of dedicated WAN link load balancers

BANGALORE: Cyber security solutions provider Fortinet has announced its FortiWAN product line, which marks the company’s first line of dedicated WAN Link Load Balancers.

The product line promises to optimize and increase bandwidth for secure Internet connectivity, external connection stability and reliable data transmission.

Following its 2013 acquisition of the AscenLink product line from Xterra, Fortinet claims that its FortiWAN product line feature the same capabilities and proven reliability of AscenLink, enhanced with security and performance.

“The FortiWAN 200B, 1000B and 3000B models are yet another example of the breadth of integrated end-to-end solutions that Fortinet delivers to secure organizations from endpoint to cloud, and everything in between,” a release said.

Fortinet’s new line of FortiWAN appliances enables organizations to maximize their current bandwidth and also provides cost-effective aggregation and scaling for organizations that utilize or want to implement multiple ISP technologies and carriers, increasing bandwidth while reducing costs and simplifying management.

FortiWAN Link Load Balancers marks the evolution of the AscenLink product line under Fortinet, leveraging a decade of link load balancer development experience and integrating those technologies with Fortinet’s high-performance security platforms.

All FortiWAN products will deliver link backup and advanced features like multihoming for inbound link management and patented Tunnel Routing for link aggregation.

In addition to these features, Fortinet’s FotiWAN line will include three new appliances–FortiWAN 200B – up to 200 Mbps throughput, 5x GbE ports, FortiWAN 1000B – up to 1 Gbps throughput, 3x GbE and 4x GbE SFP ports, FortiWAN 3000B – up to 3 Gbps throughput, 8x GbE, 8x GbE SFP and 8x 10GbE SFP+ ports.

“Fortinet is constantly developing innovative solutions to help organizations get the most out of their network architectures with high-performance, secure and feature-rich solutions,” said Rajesh Maurya, Country Manager, India and SAARC at Fortinet. “The launch of our FortiWAN product line demonstrates our commitment to our existing AscenLink customers and our vision to engineer the very best solutions on the planet.”

The new FortiWAN products: FortiWAN 200B, FortiWAN 1000B, and FortiWAN 3000B — are available for order now from authorized Fortinet channel partners.

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