Fortinet focuses on ESG, unveils new energy-efficient firewall

by | Nov 2, 2022 | Technology

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Traditional data centers may be the bedrock of enterprise insights, but they’re also extremely power intensive. Research shows that traditional data centers have an energy demand of 32.61 Terawatt hours (TWH). 

With such high-energy consumption, enterprises are under pressure to reduce the amount of power needed to support their data centers and on-premise environments to achieve their environmental social governance (ESG) goals. 

In an attempt to help organizations do so, Fortinet today announced the release of FortiGate 100F, a next-generation firewall (NGFW) that it claims produces 83% fewer watts per Gbps of firewall throughput. 

For enterprises, the product has the potential to offer a more energy-efficient option for securing ingoing and outgoing traffic. 

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Working to realize ESG goals 

More enterprises are recognizing the importance of the ESG journey, even in the realm of cybersecurity, where Gartner anticipates that 30% of large organizations will have publicly shared ESG goals focused on cybersecurity by 2026.  

“With CIOs under growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of their IT infrastructure, FortiGate 1000F continues Fortinet’s legacy of delivering NGFWs that provide the scale, performance, and power savings to get the security requirements of today’s enterprise data centers,” said Nirav Shah, VP of products at Fortinet. 

Shah highlights that while this approach is energy efficient, it also has the potential to safeguard users, devices, and applications from unwanted cyberthreats. 

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