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Fortinet Delivers High-Performance Network Security for Microsoft Azure
Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 01:50:57 PM


Extending Its Cloud Platform, Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM Helps Secure and Achieve Compliance for Microsoft Azure Enterprise Customers Globally

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 6, 2015 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to provide High-performance Network Security for Microsoft Azure. Fortinet’s unrivaled FortiGate-VM Next Generation Firewall helps enable Azure Enterprise customers to improve security for their cloud-based workloads and meet security and compliance requirements.

FortiGate-VM is strategically designed to help customers better mitigate potential blind spots by implementing critical network security controls including bi-directional stateful Firewalling, Intrusion Prevention, Application Control, VPN, along with additional security controls within their Azure Virtual Network.

"As a global leader in IT infrastructure services, Microsoft is an ideal choice for Fortinet to collaborate with,” said John Maddison, vice president, marketing products at Fortinet. “The announcement of our expanded relationship for Azure further extends both Fortinet's broad cloud computing portfolio and our commitment to protecting customer applications in cloud environments.”

FortiGate-VM at a Glance

Fortinet’s FortiGate Virtual Appliances mitigate security blind spots by implementing essential security controls within cloud infrastructures. They also allow for the rapid provisioning of security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security-enhanced and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, organization can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual solutions, operating together and managed from a common centralized platform.

Fortinet Virtual Appliance Advantage

Today's announcement follows news Fortinet announced last year on the ability to acquire VPN access to Azure.

"We are excited to have Fortinet’s network security solutions available via a ‘bring your own license’ subscription on the Azure marketplace,” said Corey Sanders, director of Program Management, Microsoft Azure. "By bringing the Fortinet security platform to our cloud offering, Fortinet is providing scalable, enhanced security controls to customers around the world.”

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