Fortinet, a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, Wednesday unveiled the Internal Network Firewall (INFW), a new class of internal firewalls to help address the longstanding challenge of internal network security and the protection of critical data. Fortinet said that the new firewall addresses the ever-increasing sophistication and persistent dangers to organizations' networks from threats that are inside the network. The company also announced major updates to their FortiGate firewall portfolio.
According to Fortinet, the INFW takes advantage of the ASIC architecture to provide multi-gigabit throughput, without disruption to existing applications or systems. Pre-configured Transparent Mode enables rapid and easy deployment with instant network traffic visibility. Fortinet added that the Fortinet INFW will be available on select FortiGate Firewall appliances, featuring multi-Gigabit performance and port densities that meet any organization's internal security needs.
Jeff Wilson, Principle Security Analyst at Infonetics Research, now part of IHS
Attacks are finding ever more ways into Enterprise networks, and once inside taking their time to cause damage. Enterprises need to find new ways to protect their networks from the inside-out, and to protect them continuously, so they can shorten the window of exposure to threats.
Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet
The Internal Network Firewall (INFW) has been talked about for some time. However there have been limitations with firewall technology and performance that have prevented their wide-spread deployment internally. With the sophistication of recent advanced threats, the need for internal firewalls is even greater. Fortinet is providing this new capability to help customers rest assured that all of their assets are being protected.