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Fortinet Disrupts the Network Firewall Marketplace with Unprecedented Scale & Performance

Fortinet has announced another milestone in its ability to deliver the industry’s highest performance. Powered by NP7, the seventh generation of Fortinet’s custom-built network processor, FortiGate 4200F is specifically engineered to deliver the scalability and performance required for the networks of today and tomorrow.

Organizations need to be able to expand and adapt their network security to changing business conditions at a moment’s notice. Whether an organization is retooling their network to suddenly support a remote workforce, or embracing digital innovation, performance and scalability are key. Unfortunately, most security solutions are simply unable to provide speed and scale at a price that most companies can afford. That’s because security vendors simply have not invested in the technology required to cost-effectively meet the demands of today’s digital workplace. This has forced organizations to purchase security solutions with minimal performance and scalability headroom.

To deliver security that keeps pace with the scale and performance demands of the new realities of today’s data centers, Fortinet is introducing the FortiGate 4200F, the newest addition to its portfolio of high-end network firewalls. As an integral part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiGate 4200F has been specifically engineered to enable an innovative, security-driven networking approach that seamlessly integrates networking with security.

The hardware acceleration of FortiGate 4200F via Fortinet’s seventh generation network processor, NP7, delivers Security Compute Ratings* 5 to 15 times better than comparable competitor solutions. Below is a comparison of the top firewalls on the market against FortiGate 4200F:

Specification Fortinet

FortiGate 4201F



Security Compute Rating Palo Alto Networks


Check Point

Security Gateway


Cisco Firepower




Firewall 800Gbps? 96Gbps 8x 64Gbps 106Gbps 80Gbps 135Gbps
IPsec VPN 280Gbps 28Gbps 10x 27Gbps 40Gbps 14Gbps 30Gbps
SSL Inspection? 38Gbps 8Gbps 5x N/A N/A 8Gbps N/A
Concurrent Sessions 400M1 28M 14x 32M 10M 25M 45M
Connections Per Second 8M1 529k 15x 450k 550k 265k


FortiGate 4200F: Delivering Business Outcomes

FortiGate 4200F, powered by Fortinet’s 7th generation processor (NP7), radically increases the speed, scale, and performance for large enterprise data centers.  The following are a few examples of FortiGate 4200F use cases:

  • Financial services organizations building massively scalable remote access:  The FortiGate 4200F offers the industry’s highest Security Compute Rating of 10x for IPsec encrypted performance and allows organizations to implement business continuity while sustaining ongoing operations.
  • Large manufacturing and energy companies managing internal security risks: Reducing the attack surface, especially in today’s dynamic environment, is essential for protecting critical applications and infrastructure. Providing trusted application access and achieving compliance requires enterprises to segment at scale.
  • High-velocity e-retail and e-commerce providers handling event-based connection bursts:  With a Security Compute Rating of 15x for connections per second, the FortiGate 4200F provides high performance security to handle escalating business needs without compromising user experience. With a further Security Compute Rating of 8x, FortiGate 4200F delivers essential firewall security for a wide variety of online businesses.
  • Advanced pharmaceutical research, oil and gas, and government organizations that require support for elephant flows:  The FortiGate 4200F allows the rapid transfer of large datasets by supporting multiple 100Gbps elephant flows.
  • Cloud providers and large enterprises that must segment massively scalable virtual networks:  FortiGate 4200F offers hardware accelerated VXLAN to enable secure, and super-fast communication without impacting performance.

Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet says “In recent weeks, the lack of performance and scalability of integrated firewall and VPN solutions has challenged organizations when scaling their secure remote access initiatives. Organizations deploying traditional firewalls cannot scale across multiple applications and have been forced to upgrade or even install completely separate appliances. With 10 times the performance at the same price, the FortiGate 4200F powered by our 7th generation Network Processor (NP7) sets a new paradigm in network security performance. Our ability to deliver the highest performing firewalls on the market means customers can either scale far beyond their expectations at the same price point of competitors or spend less to get the performance they need. Either way, our customers win.”

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