Fortinet has announced an expanded technology alliance with Microsoft through its Fabric Ready Partner Program and new integrations for cloud security services. Microsoft has joined the Fortinet Fabric Ready Partner Program, further integrating Fortinet Security Fabric threat information, intrusion prevention, and management capabilities into Microsoft Azure Security Center (ASC) to better protect cloud workloads. FortiWeb virtualized Web Application Firewalls (WAF) are now available on Azure Security Center for multi-layered application threat protection. FortiGate Enterprise Firewalls are now available on-demand in the Azure Marketplace.
Through the expansion of the Fortinet and Microsoft technology alliance, enterprise customers benefit from integrated cybersecurity that can share intelligence in real time and ensure automated protection across on-premises and cloud workloads. As a Fabric-Ready Partner, Microsoft Azure customers benefit from the broad and automated capabilities of the Fortinet Security Fabric with pre-integrated, end-to-end cloud security offerings, reducing technical support burden and costs for enterprise customers. Fortinet’s virtualized solutions provide Azure customers with real-time threat intelligence feeds and automated security controls to give a more comprehensive view of the security state of their Azure workloads and enable faster, more intelligent responses to threats….Read More
Fortinet has acquired AccelOps, a provider of network security monitoring and analytics solutions. The acquisition extends Fortinet’s recently announced Security Fabric strategy by enhancing network security visibility, security data analytics and threat intelligence across multi-vendor solutions.
Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Fortinet, said, “With the acquisition of AccelOps, Fortinet extends its Security Fabric to address these challenges by combining security and compliance monitoring with advanced analytics for multi-vendor security solutions, enabling automated and actionable security intelligence from IoT to the cloud.”Read More
Fortinet has announced that Fortinet’s FortiOS 5.0 has achieved Network Devices Protection Profile (NDPP) Common Criteria (CC) certification. Achieving NDPP certification further demonstrates Fortinet’s continued commitment to protecting public sector customers across the globe from the ongoing increase in cyber crime.
This achievement marks the eighth certification that the FortiOS and FortiGate product lines have received, dating back to Fortinet’s first certification for its FortiOS 2.0 in 2005. The latest Common Criteria certification covers a total of 53 unique FortiGate, FortiWiFi and FortiSwitch hardware appliances, providing significant proof points to validate Fortinet products can be relied on to secure government organizations’ most critical network infrastructures, from end-to-end.
fortinet logo 300×300 Fortinet Earns Rigorous Common Criteria CertificationThe Common Criteria achievement is another testament to Fortinet’s ongoing commitment to third-party testing, validation and certification, adding to the company’s growing list of technical credentials, which include recognition by NSS Labs, ICSA Labs, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Department of Defense (DoD UC APL) and the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), among others…Read more
Fortinet has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of FortiGate 400D and the FortiGate 900D next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). With the introduction of these two solutions, Fortinet has again made high-performance, cutting-edge cybersecurity more accessible for mid-market and enterprise organizations.
Fortinet’s new FortiGate 400D and 900D NGFWs were engineered to deliver high-performance security and specifically tailored to meet the grueling demands of mid-sized and enterprise organizations today and into the future. Leveraging Fortinet’s legendary FortiASIC-accelerated performance, both Appliances utilize Fortinet’s proprietary Network Processor 6 (NP6), providing the FortiGate 400D with throughput performance of 16 Gbps and propelling the FortiGate 900D to speeds of 52 Gbps…Read more
As organizations continue to migrate mission-critical applications to the cloud, secure access to sensitive data and application workloads remains critically important, Fortinet(NASDAQ:FTNT) has announced support for secure access to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With immediate effect, customers can benefit from a secure virtual private network (VPN) access to Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering while leveraging Fortinet’s broad and multi-layered security technologies across network, application and content security.
“Microsoft Azure’s cloud scalability, performance and economic benefits make it a convincing choice for customers wanting to leverage the cloud while continuing to use existing on-premises infrastructure. These customers require secure VPN access from office and branch networks to the cloud, and Fortinet’s next-generation firewall platforms extend on-premises data centers to the cloud while enabling security,” saidVenkat Gattamneni, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft.
All Fortinet FortiGate security appliances offer full support for VPN access to the Microsoft Azure Virtual Network service, allowing organizations to quickly and easily create secure VPN tunnels linking on-premise networks and cloud environments. In addition, all FortiGate appliances uniquely deliver centralized management of virtualized and physical infrastructures through a “single-pane-of-glass” approach to management.
“As we work with customers to extend on-premises infrastructure to the cloud using Microsoft Azure, we need to ensure both a high level of security and seamless data access across multiple environments,” said Michael Xie, Founder, CTO & President, Fortinet.
By adding support for Microsoft Azure on top of its existing support for Windows Server……See More