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|Fortinet Delivers Third Generation of Network Security with the Evolution of its Security Fabric|
|Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 08:40:27 AM|
FortiOS 6.0 delivers more than 200 new capabilities across Security Fabric to automate security operations and protect the digital attack surface
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Accelerate 18 - Feb 27, 2018
Michael Xie, founder, president and chief technology officer at Fortinet
“Digital transformation is creating new operating and service delivery models that provide undeniable value to users through technologies such as IoT, mobile computing and cloud-based services, generating a vast digital attack surface. As the speed and scale of cyber threats expands, security must take on its own transformation by integrating into all areas of digital technology and be able to translate user intent into automated business response. FortiOS 6.0 delivers hundreds of new features and capabilities that were designed to provide the broad visibility, integrated threat intelligence and automated response required for digital business.”
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced at its global partner and user conference, Accelerate 18, the evolution of its Security Fabric architecture with the release of FortiOS 6.0, the world’s most deployed network security operating system. With more than 200 new features and capabilities, enterprises will benefit from new levels of security operations automation and advanced protections for their expanding digital attack surfaces.
Broad Visibility, Integrated Detection and Automated Response
According to a Gartner survey, in EMEA, 47 percent of the CIO respondents have a dedicated digital business team. It also revealed that few of these teams (16 percent) are made up of IT associates only. "While IT delivery is still a responsibility of the CIO, achieving revenue growth and developing digital transformation were identified most often as top business priorities for organizations in 2018," according to Gartner.*
As companies look to transform everything from their business operating models to service delivery methods, they are adopting technologies such as mobile computing, IoT and multi-cloud networks to achieve business agility, automation and scale. The increasing digital connectedness of organizations is driving the requirement for a security transformation, where security is integrated into applications, devices, and cloud networks to protect business data spread across these complex environments.
The Fortinet Security Fabric is an integrated and automated security framework designed to protect today’s dynamic networks. It provides the broad visibility, integrated detection of advanced threats, and automated response, combined with the continuous trust assessment required to secure today’s digital business.
Available in Q1 2018, the FortiOS 6.0 release provides critical capabilities required to secure the growing attack surface spurred by digital transformation. Some key new features and capabilities across the Security Fabric solution areas include:
Enhanced SD-WAN path controller measures application transactions for business-critical applications. These granular transactions are key in achieving better performance for SaaS, VoIP and other business applications with built-in automated fail-over capabilities. New one-touch VPN and zero-touch deployment further reduce complexity and rapidly enable enterprise branches.
IoT Endpoint Security:
Advanced Threat Protection (ATP):
Email & Web Applications:
Security Management & Analytics:
Business Precise Segmentation Delivers Foundation for Intent-Based Network Security
Fortinet introduces business precise segmentation through tagging, delivering the building blocks enterprises need to move towards intent-based network security. Organizations can tag devices, interfaces and objects at the business, entity, and network level and set global policies for automatic enforcement when new objects are created on the network. This level of tagging is foundational to intent-based network security architecture as it enables business precise segmentation, automated management and control of all network elements.
Fortinet Accelerate 18 Global Partner and User Conference
Fortinet also announced today at its annual global partner and user conference, Accelerate 18, its FortiGuard Artificial Intelligence (AI) advanced threat detection system.