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Fortinet completes acquisition of Bradford Networks

Fortinet completes acquisition of Bradford NetworksFortinet has completed the acquisition of Bradford Networks, further enhancing the Fortinet Security Fabric by converging access control and IoT security solutions to provide large enterprise with broader visibility and security for their complex networks including –

· Complete, continuous, agentless visibility of endpoints, users, trusted and untrusted devices and applications accessing the network including IoT and headless devices.

· Enhanced IoT security through device micro segmentation, dynamic classification of headless devices by type, profile, as well as automatic policy assignment to enable granular isolation of unsecure devices, all using a simple web user interface.

· Accurate event triage and threat containment in seconds through automated workflow integrations that prevent lateral movement.

· Easy, cost-effective deployment due to highly scalable architecture that eliminates deployment at every location of a multi-site installation…..Read More

 

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Fortinet and Microsoft to deliver Cloud Security for enterprise customers

Fortinet and Microsoft to deliver Cloud Security for enterprise customersFortinet 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 acquires AccelOps

Fortinet-acquires-AccelOpsFortinet 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 Earns Rigorous Common Criteria Certification

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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 brings High Performance Advanced Protection to Mid-Market and Enterprise Organizations with Two New Appliances

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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

Fortinet brings in FortiGuard Mobile Security Subscription Service

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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

Fortinet joins Equinix Cloud Exchange

Fortinet joins Equinix Cloud Exchange
Fortinet has announced that it has formed an alliance with Equinix, Inc., joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange  to provide enterprises and service providers the most mature, scalable and reliable security solutions across multiple cloud architectures. Fortinet’s industry-leading, high- capacity firewall technologies deliver exceptional security functionality, throughput and ultra-low latency, enabling security, flexibility, scalability and manageability across customer data centers, while leveraging the benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).Chris Sharp, Vice-President of Cloud Innovation, Equinix, said, “As businesses move more and more sensitive data to cloud infrastructures, the addition of Fortinet’s proven, carrier-class solutions to our Cloud Exchange will enable large global customers to deploy a robust virtualized security infrastructure without compromising performance.”

The Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds and networks inside Equinix IBX data centers. By bringing together cloud service providers with enterprises and enabling them to establish private, high-performance connections, the Equinix Cloud Exchange gives cloud users direct access to the services they need to build sophisticated hybrid cloud solutions……See More