Fortinet, a leading provider of high-performance network security solutions has expanded its Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) product family with four new appliances for data center managers and system architects at mid- to large-sized enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs).
The new FortiDDoS-400B, FortiDDoS-800B, FortiDDoS-1000B and FortiDDoS-2000B appliances are designed to detect and help protect against today’s most damaging and sophisticated DDoS attacks and feature an innovative 100 percent behavior-based DDoS attack mitigation engine. Combined with a new, single-path custom ASIC that both detects and mitigates DDoS attacks, FortiDDoS is able to detect more types of attacks and performs up to 10X faster than other competing DDoS mitigation appliances.
The new behavior-based attack mitigation engine enables FortiDDoS to identify and mitigate current and future threats based on patterns and intent rather than content. Because these appliances don’t require signatures, they are able to better protect against zero-day attacks by dynamically monitoring trends versus waiting for a signature file to be updated. Competing appliances take much longer to detect attacks and block for much longer periods of time leading to higher false positives.
“We’ve dramatically improved the way we identify DDoS attack types since we released our first appliances in 2012. The adaptive, behavior-based attack monitoring introduced in today’s models automatically identifies any type of DDoS attack, including zero-days, and almost immediately takes action to mitigate it,” said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. “What’s more, we’re able to offer this class-leading performance at less than half the cost of our closest competitors.”
Fortinet is the only company to use a 100 percent custom ASIC approach to its DDoS products, which eliminates the overhead with CPU or CPU/ASIC hybrid systems. The second-generation FortiASIC-TP2 traffic processor provides both detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks in a single processor that handles all layer 3, 4 and 7 traffic types. Competitors use different combinations of processors where some traffic is assigned to an ASIC, some to the CPU or on some models, everything goes to the CPU itself, which leads to bottlenecks and reduced overall system performance.
“Despite the best efforts by ISPs to defend against DDoS threats, residual and application layer attacks are still able to bring down services in an Internet data center,” said Hemant Jain, vice president of engineering for Fortinet. “Fortinet now provides DDoS attack mitigation with up to 24 Gbps of full duplex throughput in the data center to ensure that critical services are always available.”
The FortiDDoS-400B, FortiDDoS-800B, FortiDDoS-1000B and FortiDDoS-2000B are available now.