Fortinet has announced the launch of two multi-threat security appliances designed for small branch offices and businesses.

The company said that FortiGate-60C and FortiWifi-60C, what it calls ‘System-on-a-Chip' (SOC) architecture, feature a secure digital high capacity (SDHC) card slot for storage expansion, 3G network connectivity, local logging and reporting, WAN optimisation and simplified set-up through its USB interface. They also include the full version of the FortiOS 4.0 MR2 firmware.

The FortiGate-60C can be remotely managed by the FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer platforms, and also simplify initial set-up and ongoing configuration using the USB interface and embedded FortiExplorer set-up software.

Michael Xie, founder, CTO and vice president of engineering at Fortinet, said: “Fortinet's SOC architecture makes the FortiGate-60C and FortiWifi-60C two of our most versatile security appliances capable of addressing the multi-threat protection needs of a wide range of customer environments and market segments.

“Now small business, distributed enterprises and service provider customers alike can enjoy the benefits of an ultra-high performance security appliance without breaking the bank.”