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Why choose Fortinet for your small business?
Fortinet FortiGate firewalls are making a huge splash in the SMB market with small business firewall solutions that tackle budget constraints. Quick, simple installations, comprehensive security service suites, and intuitive management makes it so even small businesses with little to no IT support are able to effectively secure their network. As a now 9 time Gartner leader for Unified Threat Management, FortiGate firewalls for small business have proven themselves a consistent winner as SMB multifunction firewalls. Low total cost of ownership, partnered with super smart security services make the FortiGate-30E, FortiGate-50E, and FortiGate-60E ideal and budget-friendly options for any small office setting.
FortiGate-50E Spec Snapshot
Want a quick rundown of the FortiGate-50E’s technical specifications before you jump into the video?
Here’s a quick snapshot of what this Fortinet small business firewall is capable of:
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As cyber threats continue to grow more sophisticated, security platforms respond with greater complexity and specialization, SMB organizations with a quickly diverging set of goals: small businesses need increasingly complex solutions but delivered with increasingly simpler way to manage those solutions. With 25% of data breaches occurring at small businesses, organizations need enterprise-grade security at a low total cost of ownership that can be managed through a single pane of glass. Fortinet SMB options consistently meet this holy trinity of security goals and have the NSS Labs recommendations and Gartner accolades to prove it. But how do small business FortiGates stand against the tied of evolving threats and which are the best small business Fortinet firewalls for your needs?
FortiGates for Small Business: FortiGate 30E, FortiGate 50E, FortiWifi 30E, & FortiWifi 60E
FortiGate UTM Weaves Individual Services into a Single Security Fabric
In simple terms: Fortinet’s Security Fabric philosophy describes the seamless integration between various FortiGuard services to operate as a single, truly unified platform. In more techy terms, the Security Fabric uses telemetry to link together security sensors in real time in order to collect data, coordinate responses, process efficiently, and report comprehensively on any potentially malicious behavior that occurs at any place, time, or attack surface of your network. An upstream FortiGate next-gen firewall coordinates behavior for other Fortinet products in your network such as FortiAnalyzer, FortiAPs, FortiSwitches, & more. The added visibility and control of the Fortinet security fabric makes the separate parts of endpoint protection, network infrastructure, and remote access capabilities into a greater whole.
Managing an SMB Fortinet Firewall
Restraints on time and budget hold back small business across the globe when it comes to effectively managing their network. Fortinet SMB options simplify management into a single pane of glass, meaning all of the important data and notifications you need can be located on a single, easy-to-navigate dashboard. FortiGate SMB management focuses on providing quantifiable security metrics, superior traffic visibility, and automation that integrates multiple data silos to provide holistic security outlooks. The Fortinet security fabric outlined above centralizes control over all Fortinet network assets, meaning you don’t have to juggle a dozen different browser tabs to analyze trends and make decisions. Reduce task time for your IT team and improve response time with rapid detection and alerting.
Want to skip the legwork altogether? More and more small businesses are relying on trusted third-party security providers to manage, monitor, and remediate networks on their behalf. Not only does this cut down on how much time and money SMBs spend on network security, it lets small business owners focus on more relevant and profitable aspects of their business. Firewalls.com manages hundreds of small business networks across the United States. We monitor and respond to threats directly from our Security Operations Center located in Indianapolis and staffed by engineers and network architects certified to the highest possible tiers. Learn more about Managed Security Service to save your small business time, labor, and money.
Deploying a Small Business Fortinet Firewall
99% of network breaches can be attributed to a misconfigured firewall. Configuring a next generation firewall is just as important as which brand, model, or services you purchase. If you follow our content, you’re sure to have seen the Firewalls.com campaign imploring network admins to just say “No” to the out-of-box setup wizard.
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Buying Fortinet SMB
Navigating security service options can be a hassle, but Fortinet makes it easy for small businesses to find not only a well-sized and high-performance FortiGate firewall for their needs but bundles together comprehensive suites of security services that integrate hand-in-hand with your network infrastructure. The Fortinet Security Fabric represents the close-knit alliance of a network’s multiple security “threads” pulling together. This enhanced visibility and control means even small businesses can deploy enterprise-class network security using FortiGate firewalls.
If you want to learn how FortiGuard UTM & Enterprise bundles, FortiCare contracts, FortiSandbox, and FortiCare support services pair up to bolster your network security, check out the Firewalls.com FortiGate Buyer’s Guide. We break down FortiGate Series and define brand terms in this free short product guide.