Fortinet has revealed it has achieved a 99.88 percent security effectiveness score on the industry’s only independent, third-party next-generation firewall test.
Fortinet has announced the FortiGate 600F next-generation firewall (NGFW) received a Recommended rating by CyberRatings.org. Fortinet says it earned the highest possible ranking of ‘AAA’ across all four scoring categories.
The FortiGate 600F received the ‘AAA’ rating in threat prevention; secure sockets layer (SSL)/ transport sockets layer (TLS) functionality, stability, and reliability; and routing and access control testing categories.
- Threat prevention: FortiGate 600F, which leverages FortiGuard artificial intelligence (AI)-powered security services across the entire attack surface, achieved a near-perfect score for threat prevention against a robust testing repository of 1,724 exploits and 1,482 evasions. It blocked 100 per cent of all client-initiated exploits and evasions, 99.88 per cent of all server-initiated exploits, and 100 per cent of all client-initiated evasions.
- SSL/TLS functionality: FortiGate correctly identified all insecure cipher suites, including TLS 1.3 and 1.2, and properly decrypted and inspected traffic for prohibited content.
- Stability and reliability: With more than 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) of threat protection throughput, the FortiGate 600F ensures exceptional user experience while blocking exploits, and this was on full display during a battery of stability tests across a variety of loads, traffic types, and protocol mutation.
- Routing and access control: FortiGate correctly enforced policies across various configurations—including a complex multiple-zone configuration that supports thousands of users, networks, policies, and applications—with minimal performance degradation.
The FortiGate 600F, which includes purpose-built application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology, passed all CyberRatings.org performance tests, which simulated a variety of traffic conditions including raw packet processing performance, hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) capacity, and real-world single application flows.
CyberRatings.org concluded that FortiGate had a lower price per Mbps than comparable NGFWs included in the test, delivering excellent ROI and promoting cost savings.
“We don’t hold back when we test cybersecurity products. FortiGate blocked the thousands of sophisticated threats and evasions we threw at it while remaining reliable and performing well. Any organisation that needs a comprehensive firewall solution should consider FortiGate based on its strong performance on this year’s test,” said Vikram Phatak, chief executive officer, CyberRatings.org.