Fortinet recently made several key announcements: NGFW (Next Generation Firewall) called FortiGate 3500F, an advanced security service called FortiTrust, and a new user-based licensing structure for FortiGuard and FortiCare. What do these offerings entail, and how do they benefit your organization? Read in this in-depth article on Fortinet’s newest security solutions.
FortiGate NGFWs (Next-Generation Firewalls) like 3500F run on NP7, the organization’s seventh-generation network processor. It helps companies achieve the ultimate internal segmentation alongside unprecedented performance, scale, enforcement, and threat detection. FortiGate’s Security Compute Rating ranges from 3 to 14 times faster than competing products. This allows users to deploy it as an internal segmentation firewall to greatly enhance their security posture.
Digital innovation is great for disrupting old business models and delivering new business opportunities. The explosive adoption of mobile devices, IoT, cloud services and applications, pushed attack surface beyond the boundaries of a conventional network. Fragmented and ever-expanding attack surface prevents businesses from maintaining network security, availability, reliability, and performance.
Most of today’s data centers’ built on high-performance switching and routing systems with little to none security integrations. Such networks are increasingly more agile and flexible, but their internal network security implementation is mostly basic and limited to Virtual LANs and Layer 4 access lists. Furthermore, inadequate security infrastructure of internal networks limits your visibility into suspicious data flows and traffic behaviors. Thus, most businesses adopt internal segmentation to improve their security and visibility and regain control over growing networks.
Organizations that try to segment their network face a completely different challenge – security performance. Nowadays unprecedented performance demands often outpace existing security solutions, and most companies use traditional appliances with off-the-shelf hardware and CPUs to process security traffic. This have turned out to be a bottleneck which leads to degraded application performance and subpar user experience. Since the introduction of the it’s 1800F model FortiGate tried to address the extraordinary data center security demands and facilitate a security-driven Networking approach. And with introduction of 3500F FortiGate reached a completely new level of performance and flexibility.
This next-generation firewall is designed to meet the massive performance and capacity demands of critical operations like:
From social networks and the cloud, to IoT and any connected device, organization face constant exposure to cyber threats. While attempting to protect themselves from all the possible angles, organizations find their resources spread thinly across different services and various point security solutions. Services and solution sprawl has become a real problem. It’s increases expenses on overlapping services and makes IT security management difficult and time-consuming.
The introduction of FortiTrust has redefined security services. This unified offering comes with a user-based licensing approach that delivers flexible consumption across clouds, endpoints, and networks. In addition, it expands upon leading security services like FortiCare, a complete set of advanced support offerings, and FortiGuard, an AI-centered Security Services suite . FortiTrust is ideal for users with specific use cases and profiles, who find it cheaper and simpler to acquire user-based licensing of support and security services.
FortiTrust provides a wide range of security services. This means that your enterprise will be protected and that the security system is flexible enough to cover whatever device or application your employees are using. It also has the following benefits:
FortiTrust Access enables the deployment of zero-trust network access through user-based licensing. The zero-trust model helps maintain consistent control, visibility, and protection across modern, highly distributed and hybrid networks. It provides zero-trust services like the agent and cloud orchestration that further build on the company’s zero-trust solutions that identify and categorize devices and users that wish to access your network.
FortiTrust Identity complements its counterpart by providing multi-factor authentication (cloud-based) for application access control.
Fortinet is focused on achieving a trusted digital world through its mission to secure data, devices, applications, and users everywhere. That’s why leading service providers, government agencies, and enterprises rely on Fortinet’s security solutions for a securely accelerated digital journey. The security fabric platform offers automated, integrated, and broad protections throughout your digital attack surface. Fortinet solutions are available through partners, but only a few of them can match EB Solution’s reputation of helping organizations get the most from the numerous security capabilities. As your trusted information technology advocate, we’ll help you accelerate your digital journey securely.