Introducing FortiGate Firewalls

Industry-leading Firewalls from Fortinet

We’re committed to providing our customers outstanding Internet services which deliver exactly what they’re looking for, from high-speed connectivity to content filtering, bespoke networking and far more. We’ve recently introduced Exa Voice, our new take on VoIP, and we’re proud to be bringing in another fantastic new service for schools and businesses across the UK.

Online security is one of the most important concerns around for any modern day business or school, with the news cycle regularly dominated by ransomware attacks, data breaches and many associated issues.

Firewalls are one of the more effective tools in building a comprehensive security plan, designed to completely prevent unauthorised access to a user’s network at all times. We’ve recently teamed up with security industry leader Fortinet to start offering our customers their high-performance FortiGate firewalls, built to provide effective, wide-ranging and customisable firewall services for all users.

On this page, we’ve put together some basic information about what makes FortiGate a great choice for schools and businesses – get in touch with our team at 0345 145 1234 to find out more!

FortiGate Firewalls for Businesses

In recent years, governments and regulators have been stepping up penalties and fines for businesses whose cybersecurity policies are insufficient to protect customers and their data. In particular, UK companies should be aware of the upcoming NIS (Network and Information Systems) Directive, which will open up the possibility of a major (£17 Million/ 4% of global turnover) fine for companies who fail to implement appropriate cybersecurity policies.

A firewall is a major part of an appropriate security plan for most businesses, allowing administrators to minimise the risk of any information being stolen in a number of ways. FortiGate firewalls are particularly effective options for security, with their highly customisable design, centralised control and real-time updates ensuring that companies can always stay on top on any security issues, keeping their data secure, their customers safe and their business running smoothly.

Advanced Firewalls for Education

Schools are increasingly popular targets for cybercriminals, while also typically being somewhat vulnerable to untargeted online threats due to the browsing habits of students. We’re committed to improving online safety for schools, which is why we’ve developed our content filtering system, SurfProtect and provide NetSupport’s effective safeguarding system, NetSupport DNA.

A firewall can be a significantly useful tool for online security, allowing school network administrators to block unauthorised access to the school’s network. Fortinet’s firewalls are a fantastic choice for schools, with market-leading security research and real-time updates backing up highly customisable and effective hardware – get in touch with our team at 0345 145 1234 to find out more about how a FortiGate firewall can help improve your school’s security policy.

FortiGate Models available through Exa

We offer three different models of FortiGate firewall, each designed to suit organisations of a different size, and all including features like Unified Threat Management and proxyless filtering. Click through for full data sheets, giving you a comprehensive overview of what each option can do:

FortiGate 60E: An entry-level firewall, the FortiGate 60E is designed to be used in large SMEs, and is also appropriate for schools with a high bandwidth demand, supporting up to 200 remote worker VPNs and 900 consecutive devices, with a maximum throughput of 1 Gbps.

FortiGate 100E: Designed to be an ideal choice for mid-to-large businesses and large-scale schools/ academies, the FortiGate 100E can consecutively support 2000 devices, up to 2000 remote worker VPNs, and has a maximum throughput of 2 Gbps.

FortiGate 200E: The most powerful firewall option that we provide, the FortiGate 200E is an ideal choice for particularly large businesses and university-scale schools, and is able to support a maximum throughput of 4 Gbps, along with 4000 consecutive devices and up to 2000 remote worker VPNs.

Interested in finding out more about what each option can do? Get in touch with our team today at 0345 145 1234 to discuss your needs.

Other Firewall Options

Until recently, we also offered our customers StormShield firewalls, typically as part of our hardware-based SurfProtect Fusion content filtering service. However, due to the upcoming launch of our Cloud-based SurfProtect Quantum (stay tuned for more!), and recent high price rises for StormShield services, we’ve started providing FortiGate to ensure that our customers get the incredible performance and excellent prices that they’re used to.

If you have a StormShield firewall, it’s still an effective option for your network security, but we will no longer be providing the units to our customers.