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|Fortinet Unveils FortiOS 5.2 to Fight Advanced Persistent Threats|
|Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 02:30:10 PM|
Latest Version of the Operating System Underpins Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection Framework.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- April 29, 2014 -- Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a world leader in high-performance network security - today unveiled a major update to the company’s FortiOS Network Security operating system that powers the FortiGate platform. This release incorporates numerous innovations that strengthen Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection Framework, providing enterprises with a cohesive and coordinated way to combat Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), zero-day attacks and other sophisticated malware. This Framework uniquely combines Fortinet’s new and established technologies with FortiGuard’s threat research and response to address increasingly complex cyber threats and reduce the risk of network breach and data loss.
The key elements of Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection Framework are:
FortiOS 5.2: A Key Pillar to Fortinet’s ATP Framework The threat landscape has seen a proliferation of highly targeted zero-day attacks and APTs that are designed to steal intellectual property or other critical enterprise data. Researchers at Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs have discovered more than 140 new zero-day vulnerabilities to date, including 18 found in 2013 alone. Fortinet’s ATP framework supports the recommendation of Gartner on protection from advanced targeted attacks. Indeed, according to their February 12th, 2014 report, “Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture for Protection from Advanced Attacks,” authors Neil MacDonald and Peter Firstbrook wrote, “All organizations should now assume that they are in a state of continuous compromise. The report’s authors added, “Comprehensive protection requires an adaptive protection process integrating predictive, preventive, detective and response capabilities.”In such context, Fortinet has integrated significant new security features to its operating system for a more effective protection against APTs and other targeted attacks. FortiOS 5.2 - which will still be supported by current versions of FortiAnalyzer 5.0 and FortiManager 5.0 with a new patch release - strengthens Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection Framework at the following levels:
“More than ever, enterprises require intelligent, integrated solutions to prevent data theft and network disruption caused by stealthy, targeted attacks. Despite what many vendors would have you believe, there is no one product or ‘silver bullet’ to solve this problem,” said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. “Today, Fortinet has introduced important enhancements to its FortiOS operating system to help better protect against ATPs. FortiOS 5.2 supports the broader, coordinated framework for Advanced Threat Protection that we have established to guide organizations through a structured approach of defense. Only such a framework can allow enterprises to effectively protect themselves against the new generation of threats they are facing.”