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Protect any network edge at any scale

High threat protection performance. 
Automated visibility to stop attacks

Next-generation firewalls are an important part of implementing network security. The NGFW/UTM network firewall operated by specially designed security units (SPUs), including the latest NP7 Network Processor 7.0.Fortinet is the global leader and worldwide provider in the network security and unified threat management (UTM) market.

Fortinet NGFW reduces cost and complexity by eliminating participation products and consolidating industry-leading security features, including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) inspection to ensure full visibility and secure the edge. It is hybrid, enabling companies to provide the best user experience and manage security risks with better business continuity. This is the first – of its kind – solution for next-generation firewalls and enables security-oriented networking in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.

Gartner estimates that by 2019 80% of enterprise traffic will be encrypted and 50% of enterprise-targeted attacks will be hidden in encrypted traffic to infiltrate networks or exfiltrate data, so employing HTTPS inspection is a requirement. 


Processing - Secure Processing Units Overview

Fortinet Next-Generation Firewalls utilize security processors and intelligent threat network security services, built from FortiGuard AI-powered labs, to deliver world-class protection, high-performance inspection of encrypted, clear-text traffic. 

O Fortigate reduces cost and complexity with full visibility of applications, users and networks and provides the best security. 



Fortinet continues to innovate and create new Secure Processing Units (SPUs) to address one of our core fundamental principles: Security appliances should never become a performance bottleneck in a network and security architecture, nor should they sacrifice visibility, user experience or security to achieve required application performance. In short, delivering on the promise of digital innovation.

As an integral part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, they can communicate within the broad security portfolio of Fortinet, as well as third-party security solutions in a multi-vendor environment to share threat information and improve security posture.

Traffic Control

The FortiGate next-generation firewall controls oversized traffic entering and leaving the network. Inspections are performed in real-time to ensure that only legitimate traffic is allowed, without compromising user experience or costly downtime.

NGFWs can communicate with FortiGuard and FortiSandbox services, as well as other firewalls in the Fortinet Security Fabric. To protect against known and everyday threats and improve operational efficiency through integration with Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiGate NGFW is integrated with both FortiGuard and its Artificially Intelligent (AI) services.

Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) What is it?

A next-generation UTM firewall (NGFW) protects an organization from both internal and external threats. It is the next generation of firewalls and one of the most important components of a modern enterprise firewall solution. In addition to maintaining the same level of security as a traditional firewall, such as detecting and responding to intrusions, NGFW has more comprehensive content inspection capabilities.

These features allow the NGFW to detect attacks, malware and other threats and ensure greater visibility within the organization. NGFW gives an organization the opportunity to improve visibility using advanced firewalls such as intrusion detection and response.

As the threat landscape evolves and expands, and companies grow to meet growing customer needs, traditional firewalls continue to lag behind in protection at scale, resulting in poor user experiences and weak security. NGFW includes future updates that give you the flexibility to keep your organization safe when new threats emerge.

Use case



Reducing complexity by consolidating products to reduce costs is a top concern for many companies. Equally important is ensuring secure access to private and public cloud resources without the fear of encrypted malware. Gaining granular visibility into devices, users, real-time threat information, and automation is critical to ensuring attacks are dealt with in a timely manner.

Reduce Complexity

As the UTM firewall evolves, it is imperative to consolidate products and services to reduce complexity. With industry-leading threat protection and services from FortiGuard Labs, you can reduce costs and maximize your return on investment (ROI).

Encrypted Cloud Access

Gain comprehensive visibility and policy controls by inspecting all types of traffic, from clear to encrypted.

Implement intrusion prevention system (IPS) protection.

Visibility and Automation

Visibility and Automation

Gain access to network and security events for contextual visibility and streamline operations with automated processes.

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