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Re: Fortinet unified threat management evaluation feedback needed
From: Jere Retzer <retzerj () OHSU EDU>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 09:33:10 -0800
Several security appliances seem to be jumping on the UTM bandwagon including Sonicwall and Checkpoint Safe () office
One caution: be sure to evaluate carefully your throughput needs as IPS and virus scanning seem to drop throughput by
around 90%. I also wonder what are the lantency and other impacts on VOIP and h.323.
Christian.Heroux () ETSMTL CA 2/27/2007 9:22 AM >>>
We are evaluating different solution for Traffic shaping, IPS, firewall and Vpn. We came across Fortinet.
It seems to do all those function and more in one appliance. It`s called unified threat management but can it sustains
all those functions concurrently without choking? I am worry to put all my eggs in one basket. I know they use ASIC
instead of CPU but I would like to see all eight functions activated (firewall, antivirus, anti-spam, IPS, IDS, traffic
I know Fortinet/Fortigate is used in universities. If you are using it, can you give me some feedback?
Which functions are activated?
Which model do you have?
How much traffic goes through Fortinet?
Did it ever choke trying to do everything?
ETS University of Québec