Fortinet has announced a new FortiGuard Mobile Security subscription service to help enterprises protect mobile devices from cyber threats, particularly in business environments where a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy has been adopted. With industry reports predicting that wireless access will eventually dominate wired access in enterprise networks, maintaining visibility and control of mobile traffic has become just as critical as traditional network traffic. The new FortiGuard Mobile Security subscription service includes mobile application control and mobile malware protection across both Apple IOS and Android environments.
Fortinet has also announced an agreement to acquire Meru Networks, a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking. The combination of the Meru acquisition with FortiGuard Mobile Security services launch strengthens Fortinet’s solutions platform and reinforces its commitment to helping enterprises of all sizes deploy, manage and secure wireless networks in a mobile era.
Deployable with FortiGate integrated security appliances, the new FortiGuard Mobile Security service can be purchased a la carte or as part of a comprehensive Full Coverage Enterprise Protection subscription bundle that will also include all services currently in the FortiGuard UTM bundle, including intrusion prevention, anti-virus, application control, web filtering and anti-spam, as well as cloud-based advanced threat protection (ATP)… See more