Fortinet will provide its Fortinet Security Fabric based products to secure to BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Formula E team.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first racing series for fully-electric single-seater cars. These electric cars deliver immense acceleration and performance while pushing the development of e-mobility forward.
Like Formula E, Fortinet drives digital innovation through our breadth of offerings that make up the Fortinet Security Fabric.
Accelerating CPU Performance with Fortinet SPUs
Similar to the Formula E series, Fortinet continues to digitally innovate and set industry records for performance and speed. Fortinet SPUs outpace what is available in the market with the highest Security Compute Ratings for the following benchmarks:
- Stateful Firewall throughput
- IPsec VPN performance
- Concurrent sessions
- Sessions per second
The Fortinet Family of SPUs are specially designed security processors that provide unmatched performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional CPUs, providing accelerated network security, accelerated graphics rendering and accelerated AI in the cloud.
Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall appliances are powered by the following security processors:
- Content Processor 9 (CP9): The CP9 protects applications while optimizing user experience with the least performance degradation. The CP9 works as a CPU co-processor, taking on resource-intensive security functions such as SSL/TLS decryption – including TLS1.3 – IPS and antivirus.
- System-on-a-Chip 4 (SoC4): Fortinet’s SoC4 is a purpose-built security processor that has achieved the highest Security Compute Ratings in the industry to support customers’ WAN Edge transformation. SoC4 consolidates network and content processing functions on a single chip to deliver fast application identification, steering and overlay performance.
- Network Processor 6 (NP6): Fortinet’s NP6 works with FortiOS functions delivering superior firewall performance for IPV4, IPV6 and multicast traffic with ultra-low latency down to three microseconds.
“There’s a clear alignment between Fortinet and BMW i Motorsport centered around our shared focus on digital innovation, accelerated technology and high performance. The cooperation between our brands creates promising marketing potential on and off the racetrack and we are proud to name Fortinet as our new partner,” said Jens Thiemer, SVP Customer & Brand BMW.
“Fortinet’s involvement in Formula E is a natural fit as it strongly aligns with our focus on engineering and high performance. To accelerate the processing of security and networking functions, we design our own unique security processors,” said Rajesh Maurya, Regional VP India & SAARC – Fortinet.
“These purpose-built Fortinet SPUs radically increase the speed, scale and performance of our solutions, setting industry Security Compute Rating records. We’re excited to be part of Formula E and to join forces with BMW i Andretti Motorsport team,” added Maurya.