The new high-end device is the FortiMail-2000 is targeted at the large enterprise and managed service provider market, entering the range above the existing FortiMail-400.
Clearly this is a market where significant throughput it the name of the game, and the 2000 features four GbE ports and six 120GB hard drives, all hot-swappable and supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or 50 configurations. With all this muscle, the Sunnyvale, California-based company touts the ability to scan up to 6.8 million emails per day. The list price for the 2000 is $19,500.
Meanwhile, version 2.2 of the FortiMail firmware offers more granular anti-spam capabilities, including greylisting, checking of attachments and graphics against a blocklist to determine whether it is spam and heuristics. Also included is a series of compliance-oriented features such as archiving and quarantining, customizable spam reports and filtering and reporting on both inbound and outbound email.
The FortiMail range of products also features an anti-virus (AV) capability, of course, but was unaffected by the cease-and-desist order received by Fortinet in August from the International Trade Commission as a result of a complaint by Trend Micro.