The Latest Fortinet News
Product and Solution Information, Press Releases, Announcements
|Fortinet Introduces New Advanced Threat Detection & Mitigation Sandbox to Strengthen Enterprise Edge|
|Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 02:18:46 PM|
New Appliance Extends Fortinet's Next Generation Firewalls and Email Gateways to Address Advanced Persistent Threats.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- November 19, 2013 -- Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a global leader in high-performance network security - today announced the FortiSandbox-3000D, an advanced threat prevention appliance that provides enterprises with a powerful tool to help combat Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). The new offering combines a unique dual-level sandbox, dynamic threat intelligence, real-time dashboard and rich reporting in a single device that integrates with Fortinet's FortiGate next generation firewalls (NGFW) and FortiMail email gateway appliances.
Fortinet NGFWs act as a first line of defense by scanning and mitigating threats. When used with FortiSandbox, the appliances together are able to identify and apply advanced inspection to suspicious or high risk files and then update protections based on the full threat lifecycle of attacks uncovered. And with the new FortiMail version 5.1, Fortinet email gateways can now similarly identify suspicious or high risk files in email and pass them to FortiSandbox for advanced inspection.
The FortiSandbox-3000D can be deployed on-premise on its own without changing any network configurations. Or, as mentioned, it can also be integrated with and extend Fortinet's FortiGate and FortiMail platforms for improved detection and mitigation.
Consistent with Fortinet's product development approach, the FortiSandbox consolidates specialized threat detection and intelligence services across protocols and functions into a single, high-performance and highly affordable appliance. At the heart of the appliance is a dual-level sandbox to effectively deal with increasing virtual machine (VM) evasion techniques and the increasing sophistication of attacks that require more advanced inspection.
"Today's most sophisticated attackers are increasingly bypassing traditional anti-malware solutions and establishing a persistent presence within organizations' networks," said John Grady, Research Manager, Security Products at IDC. "These highly targeted attacks evade signature-based defenses by leveraging compression, encryption, and polymorphism among other methods. Some malware variants are even able to detect virtual environments and utilize sleep techniques to make identification much more difficult. Combating today's attacks requires a comprehensive and integrated approach that goes beyond anti-malware, virtual sandboxes and separate monitoring systems. The FortiSandbox appliance is a step in this direction."
Key features of FortiSandbox include:
"The introduction of the FortiSandbox appliance is in direct response to APTs that are using highly sophisticated evasion techniques to avoid security detection," said John Maddison, vice president of Marketing for Fortinet. "Given our many years of threat research and development, we're finding that inspection of file activity, as a complement to inspection based on attributes, is a necessary means of combating APTs. Our customers now have the opportunity to easily and cost-effectively perform detailed analysis of specific threats traversing their networks with the added benefit of integrating with our FortiGate and FortiMail appliances to perform in line, real-time threat mitigation."
The FortiSandbox-3000D is available now.