As a key component of your business’ IT security, a firewall acts as a guard against harmful traffic, protecting your data and preventing unauthorised access.
Whether it’s through hardware, software, or a combination of both, a firewall should be at the core of your network, determining which traffic you let into your network and which you keep out.
What is FortiGate Firewall?
FortiGate, a next-generation firewall from IT Cyber Security leaders Fortinet, provides the ultimate threat protection for businesses of all sizes. Utilising purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence from FortiGuard, a FortiGate firewall delivers unmatched performance and protection while simplifying your network.
Fortinet offers FortiGate models to satisfy any deployment requirement, from the entry-level FortiGate-20 series for small offices and retail networks to the FortiGate-1500 series for large enterprises.
How Does FortiGate Firewall Work?
In short, a FortiGate firewall works by examining the data that flows in to your network and verifying if it is safe to pass through to your business.
Lower specification firewalls will typically examine this data by information such as its location and source. This information will then be evaluated against a set list of permissions to assess whether it can be allowed through.
A firewall provides front line defence against security threats, however, as cyber criminals become more sophisticated, it becomes more challenging for just a firewall alone to defend against the myriad of cyber-security threats., which can be encrypted behind what appears to be a reliable source.
In 2019, Gartner estimate that 80% of traffic to your business will be encrypted, with 50% of attacks targeting businesses, such as yourselves, hidden in encrypted traffic.
With purpose-built security processors, working alongside top of the line threat detection from FortiGuard, FortiGate firewalls provide advanced protection, even from encrypted traffic, for your business.
FortiGate Firewall Features
- High-performance threat protection – such as web filtering, antivirus and application control ensures that your business is not harmed by cyber security threats such as Malware and Social Engineering.
- Mission critical application protection – highly scalable segmentation and ultra-low latency to protect network segments.
- Automated risk assessments – automated workflow and auditing features lifts the burden on IT department.
- Security ratings – adopt ‘best practice’ security measures, with security ratings provided by FortiGate.
- Independently certified and continuous threat intelligence – ensures you’re protected from known and unknown attacks.
- Enterprise class security management – allows you to manage security assets regardless of location.
- Security Fabric integration – share threats across the entire IT security infrastructure to provide quick and automated protection. Learn more about the Fortinet Security Fabric.
Why Choose FortiGate Firewall?
IT security threats are constantly evolving, and your business needs to evolve with them. As we move in to a business environment that is more connected than ever before, one breach could be enough to create serious consequences for your organisation.
A FortiGate firewall can provide you, and your business, with the peace of mind that your business is protected from the latest threats.
What Does FortiGate Firewall Protect Against?
The next-generation FortiGate firewall can protect against a number of security threats. Including:
- Spyware (Grayware)
- Phishing / Social Engineering schemes
- Pharming attacks
- Instant messaging viruses
- Peer-to-Peer networks
- Blended network attacks
FortiGate Firewall from Nouveau Solutions
We are experts in IT security and have been a Fortinet Platinum Partner for many years. Amongst our team of security professionals we hold a host of Fortinet accreditations, NSE 4, 5, 6, 7 and the much sought after NSE 8 (the highest technical accreditation you can achieve as a Fortinet partner).
As a Fortinet Platinum level partner, we are fully-qualified to take care of your entire security infrastructure. Our managed IT security service includes assessing your entire network for weaknesses, before designing, configuring, supporting and proactively monitoring the integrity of your network. Our proactive managed IT security service oversees the management of your firewall, compliance, email security, endpoint protection and SIEM, constantly checking for potential threats and taking appropriate action to keep your network safe.
To learn more about the benefits of choosing a FortiGate firewall, get in touch today. Or, alternatively, you can purchase a FortiGate firewall directly from https://www.nouveau-store.co.uk/.
Robbie Langsbury, Technical Delivery Lead
1: What is your position at Nouveau?
Technical Delivery Lead. I act as the glue between the Technical & Sales departments to help improve the customer journey and experience. It’s my top priority to ensure that every customer of ours can have their queries resolved as quickly, efficiently and as effectively as possible.
2: How long have you been working here?
I have been working at Nouveau for just over 2 months. It’s been great so far! I am keen to keep on developing the processes between the sales and technical teams to improve service for our customers. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the social aspect of working here – everyone is a pleasure to work with and we often participate in fun sessions like barbeques and carry out charity events, which is always good.
3: What do you love about your job?
A huge passion of mine is developing the interaction between Nouveau’s technical team, the sales team & our customers. I also love getting into project planning and helping to deliver on-time & with minimum disruption.
4: Have you got any cool hobbies?
I am a Level 1 FA Qualified Coach and run an Under 10’s Football Team. I have been doing this since 2008 – I love their enthusiasm and it’s great to be an integral part of their footballing development.
5: What is your favourite thing to do outside of work?
I love sports – as a huge fan of Chelsea FC and Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey team, I try to go to as many matches as possible.
6: Name one thing you can’t live without
My Fitbit Smartwatch! I exercise regularly and am obsessed with fitness tracking. I find the statistics extremely interesting and they keep me motivated to keep exercising.
7: What is a secret talent of yours?
Not many people know, but I am a Black-Belt in Wado-Ryu Karate and obtained Silver in a Martial Arts tournament I entered. It’s something I’m quite proud of!