Evaluating the FortiGate-VM04 inside the Advanced Technology Center

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We have a customer who wanted to evaluate a new branch location strategy using a solution with Universal Customer Premise Equipment (or uCPE).  uCPE could potentially save customers a substantial amount of investment dollars in physical IT infrastructure by collapsing several physical hardware devices into Virtual Network Functions (or VNFs) that live on a virtual compute platform that serves as the uCPE.

Our customer really wanted us to create a lab in the Advanced Technology Center (or ATC) that would help them evaluate Fortinet's capabilities around virtual firewalls, specifically the FortiGate-VM04.  The uCPE being used in this evaluation where the FortiGate-VM04 VNF would operate was Cisco's Enterprise Network Compute System (or ENCS) Platform. 

Our testing consisted of several use cases that our customer was interested in evaluating for their solution in regards to Fortinet's virtual firewall capabilities. If you would like to find out what we tested and how Fortinet performed in our lab testing, please keep reading in the ATC Insight Section.

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