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You are faced with the challenge of securing your network while also ensuring that it is always available. This could mean that you are forced to choose network availability over ensuring that all traffic is inspected for malicious activity. You are already using high availability features of the security infrastructure, where a system fails over to either an active or standby unit. While this can reduce the risk of a network outage and still providing security services, to further reduce the risk of a network outage, additional steps have to be taken. To preserve availability in the event of a power failure or a device malfunction, bypassing the device altogether with a fail-to-wire solution can ensure network continuity at times when security cannot be provided.
The FortiBridge-2000 series of appliances provides bypass functionality to FortiGate consolidated security systems. Operating in transparent mode during normal operation, these appliances automatically bridge network traffic in the event of a system failure or power outage to ensure mission critical network continuity.