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In this video you'll be introduced to some of the features and capabilities of Fortinet's Application Delivery Controller platform, the FortiADC.

FortiADC Application Delivery Controllers

FortiADC hardware and virtual Application Delivery Controllers provide unmatched Server Load Balancing performance whether to scale an application across a few servers in a single data center or serve multiple applications to millions of users around the globe. With included SSL Offloading, HTTP Compression, Global Server Load Balancing, Firewall and Link Load Balancing, they offer the performance, features and security needed at a single all-inclusive price.


  • L4 throughput from 2.7 Gbps to 50 Gbps.

  • Complete layer 4 to 7 server load balancing solution with intelligent policy-based routing

  • Web Application Firewall and IP Reputation (subscriptions required)

  • Scripting for custom load balancing and content rewriting rules

  • Authentication Offloading speeds user authentication for secure applications

  • Qualified for Microsoft Exchange 2010 and 2013

The FortiADC Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) optimize the availability, user experience, performance and scalability of Enterprise Application Delivery. The FortiADC family of physical appliances delivers fast, secure and intelligent acceleration and distribution of demanding applications in the enterprise.

Optimize Application Delivery

With bandwidth demand growing faster than budgets and cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it can be challenging to securely and efficiently deliver applications at the speed your users expect. Fortinet ADC appliances optimize the availability, user experience, and scalability of enterprise application delivery. They deliver fast, secure, and intelligent acceleration and distribution of even the most demanding enterprise applications.

FortiADCs ensure application security and performance with:

  • Application-aware intelligence for smart distribution of application traffic
  • Bandwidth prioritization through Quality of Service (QoS) policies
  • 24x7 application availability through automatic failover, global server load balancing, and link load balancing to optimize WAN connectivity
  • Web application firewall to defend against application vulnerabilities

High-performance, Secure Application Delivery

  • Comprehensive server load balancing for 99.999% application uptime

  • Server offloading for improved application acceleration, scale and TCO

  • Intelligent traffic management for optimized application delivery and availability

  • Hardware-based SSL offloading

  • Authentication Offloading

  • Included Global Server Load Balancing

  • Included Link Load Balancing

  • Web Application Firewall with automatic updates

  • Scripting for custom load balancing and content rewriting

  • Appliance and virtual machine form factors

  • Accelerate content delivery with dynamic compression

  • Prioritize applications and manage bandwidth using Quality of Service (QoS) policies

Features and Benefits

  • Advanced Layer 7 Load Balancing
    Intuitive L7 policy-based routing to dynamically rewrite content to support complex applications and server configurations.

  • SSL Offloading, Forward Proxy, and Visiblity
    Hardware and software-based SSL offloading reduces the performance impact on your server infrastructure. Also provides SSL visibility, decryption and re-encryption for FortiGate to easily inspect traffic for threats.

  • Global Server Load Balancing
    Included Global Server Load Balancing distributes traffic across multiple geographical locations for disaster recovery or to improve user response times.

  • Link Load Balancing
    Link Load Balancing distributes traffic over multiple ISPs to increase resilience and reduce the need for costly bandwidth upgrades.

  • IP Reputation
    IP Reputation Service protects your applications against automated web attacks by identifying access from botnets and other malicious sources.

  • Web Application Firewall
    Protect applications with Web Application Attack signatures and HTTP RFC compliance.