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Hardware Acceleration

Jul 19, 2016 117 20607

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Summary

This document describes the hardware components that Fortinet builds into FortiGate devices to accelerate traffic through FortiGate units. Three types of hardware acceleration components are described: - Content processors (CPs) that accelerate a wide range of security functions - Security processors (SPs) that accelerate specific security functions - Network processors (NPs) that offload network traffic to specialized hardware that is optimized to provide high levels of network throughput.

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