Fortinet has announced two new flagship multi-threat security appliances to combine firewall and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) performance with advanced application-based security protection.

The FortiGate-3950B appliance delivers up to 120Gbps of low-latency firewall inspection performance, while the FortiGate-3951B incorporates internal storage and can scale up to 100Gbps of firewall performance.

Fortinet said that both appliances can be deployed for a wide range of broad security services, while also maintaining network performance, due to integrated WAN optimisation and greatly enhanced firewall and IPS technologies. They can also be deployed to include any combination of IPsec/SSL VPN, anti-virus/anti-malware, web filtering, anti-spam, data loss prevention and voice security services, all determined by the customer for maximum deployment flexibility.

Michael Xie, founder, CTO and vice president of engineering at Fortinet, said: “For the last decade, Fortinet has successfully anticipated the security needs of large enterprises as they race to defend their networks against ever-evolving threats.

“The next-generation multi-threat security appliances we're introducing today continue this tradition by delivering a highly-consolidated solution with groundbreaking security, performance and scalability that is tailor made for enterprise customers.”