Fortinet has announced the evolution of its 2013 acquisition of the AscenLink product line from Xterra with the launch of three WAN Link Load Balancers under the new FortiWAN product line.
Fortinet announced in its press statement that the FortiWAN 200B, 1000B and 3000B models feature the same capabilities and proven reliability of AscenLink, enhanced with security and performance from Fortinet.
It said the new products are 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.
The statement 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.
Fortinet’s new line of FortiWAN WAN 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
The announcement of the FortiWAN appliances marks the company’s first line of dedicated WAN Link Load Balancers and further demonstrates Fortinet’s commitment to broadening their end-to-end cybersecurity platform.
“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 John Maddison, vice president, marketing products 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.”