- In addition to enabling new secure infrastructure spanning branches, campuses, 5G, the edge, operational technologies, and more, the new chip promises lower prices and power usage.
- FortiSP5 delivers 88% less power usage than the top industry standard CPU in an era of rising energy expenditures and environmental concerns.
Fortinet Inc., a cybersecurity company, today unveiled FortiSP5, a brand-new application-specific integrated circuit that aims to speed up the convergence of networking and security at the network edge.
FortiSP5 is stated to offer secure computing power benefits over conventional central processing units and network ASICs, due to more than 20 years of ASIC investment and innovation from Fortinet. In addition to enabling new secure infrastructure spanning branches, campuses, 5G, the edge, operational technologies, and more, the new chip promises lower prices and power usage.
FortiSP5 is designed with embedded multi-core processors and an application-specific architecture to hasten the convergence of networking and security operations. According to the manufacturer, the unique ASIC processor offers 32 times faster encryption, 3.5 times faster next-generation firewall performance, and 17 times faster firewall performance compared to top regular CPUs.
According to the manufacturer, the chip provides 2.5 gigabits per second of Secure Sockets Layer deep inspection to provide the processing power required to check encrypted traffic for malware without affecting performance. Only certified operating system software can boot up thanks to secure boot technology provided by FortiSP5, protecting crucial infrastructure from unwanted interference, and preventing DDoS attacks with volumetric distributed denial-of-service protection.
While hardware-accelerated quality of service improves user experience with dedicated QoS for delicate applications like videoconferencing, VXLAN/GRE hardware-accelerated encapsulation with FortiSP5 offers safe interconnection for distant networks.
FortiSP5 delivers 88% less power usage than the top industry standard CPU in an era of rising energy expenditures and environmental concerns. Furthermore, according to Fortinet, the processor offers price performance and industry-leading performance per watt.
The chip can run twice as many apps simultaneously as earlier models and supports additional applications. Later this year, the next iteration of entry-level and midrange FortiGate firewalls will be released, powered on FortiSP5.