Fortinet expands its Security Fabric

April 10, 2019 • Security, Top Stories

Fortinet expands its Security Fabric

Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board, and CEO at Fortinet.

Fortinet has announced the release of the latest version of its flagship operating system, FortiOS 6.2, at its global customer and partner conference—Accelerate 19.

This FortiOS 6.2 release continues the evolution of the Security Fabric with over 300 new innovations that span Fortinet’s products and solutions portfolio, enabling organisations to achieve a security-driven network required for the edge and multi-cloud environments created by digital transformation.

Broad visibility of the entire digital attack surface: Fortinet is broadening visibility and enabling deployment and management across the expanded Security Fabric with deeper integrations between Fortinet solutions and over 70+ Alliance Partners. The FortiGate NGFW, best-of-breed FortiGate Secure SD-WAN solution and large portfolio of cloud-native platforms have all been enhanced with new functionality, including intent-based segmentation.

Integrated protection and detection of advanced threats: Fortinet continues to lead product innovation through the active support of the latest industry standards, including integrated support of TLS 1.3 to secure internet traffic, new deception-based technologies to address intrusions and trust-based segmentation that operates seamlessly across the extended Security Fabric, from core to edge and to cloud. Fortinet’s FortiDeceptor technology provides best-in-class defence and protection security tripwires, triggering automated responses against malware and unauthorized users looking to access and exploit networked resources.

Automated operations, orchestration and response: The Security Fabric’s deep integration and advanced automation capabilities help customers reduce overhead by providing single-pane-of-glass visibility and management across all solutions integrated into the Security Fabric. Applying automation and machine learning functions to reduce complexity, expand span of control and automate critical functions enable threat response at digital speeds. And continuous, AI-based threat intelligence feeds from FortiGuard Labs increase the speed and accuracy of threat detection and automated response.

“The ongoing digital transformation means the edge—not just the cloud—is increasingly important for business. The biggest challenge will be securing the exponential growth of the digital attack surface due to the rapid expansion of edge devices. Because business success is measured in microseconds, organisations cannot afford to trade performance for protection. Instead, security needs to occur at the speed of business everywhere, even at the edge. To achieve this, organisations must adopt a fabric-based approach to security that goes beyond isolated security devices and platforms to cover the whole network at the same time, even when it changes. This requires protection that is broad, integrated and automated,” says Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board, and CEO at Fortinet.

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