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Hardware Acceleration

Sep 25, 2015 97 36131

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All FortiGate models have specialized acceleration hardware that can offload resource intensive processing from main processing (CPU) resources. All FortiGate units include specialized content processors (CPs) that accelerate a wide range of important security processes such as virus scanning, attack detection, encryption and decryption. Many FortiGate models also contain security processors (SPs) that accelerate processing for specific security features such as IPS and network processors (NPs) that offload processing of high volume network traffic. This document describes: • Content processors (CP4, CP5, CP6 and CP8) • Security processors (SPs) • Network processors (NP1, NP2, NP3, NP4 and NP6)

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