It is said to deliver 1Tbps throughput by incorporating multiple NP6 ASICs, each capable of 40Gbps. 14 blades, each with two ASICs, together provide the record-setting performance.
Functions include deep packet inspection, IPS, application control, and web content filtering.
“Others have claimed to have the fastest firewall, but no other vendor has actually delivered this level of performance and security, which enables customers to build out their data centres for the future, knowing that their firewalls will not be a choke point," said founder and CEO Ken Xie.
However, the chassis, controller blades and security blades are all new.
Two versions of the networking blade can be fitted to the 5000 series. The FortiController-5913C (available in 4Q14) provides 100 GbE connectivity, while the FortiController-5903C (available now) is the 40 GbE alternative.