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April 17, 2015

Fortinet guards every possible entry point, from endpoint to cloud

Fortinet's new data centre and endpoint solutions plugs gap in cyber security.

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High-performance cyber security solution provider Fortinet has announced improvements to the FortiClient platform enabling every device – local or remote, stationary or mobile – to be protected anytime, anywhere.

The company will also help to protect internal traffic and prevent threats from moving laterally within an organisations’ network with two new FortiGate 3000 series high-performance firewalls, ideally suited for top-of-rack applications.

The multi-layered security approach solution will boost protection against today’s highly-sophisticated attacks.

This way, Fortinet has become the world’s only current provider to protect enterprises against threats at every possible entry point.

The solution will be deployable from the smallest office to the largest data centre and was designed to be the broadest and most integrated protection in a security platform that scales from the endpoint to the cloud.

The enterprise also extended its Advanced Threat Protection platform to quickly prevent threats from entering at both on-network and off-network endpoint devices, using its next-generation FortiClient solution which can seamlessly integrate with the FortiSandbox.

The software protects devices, web sites or a physically connected peripheral like a USB drive, with the FortiClient software deploying advanced virus, spyware, heuristic and reputation-based detection engines to stop both new and evolving threats.

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While automatically quarantining malicious files or even the entire device if necessary, FortiClient, when integrated with FortiSandbox, automatically hands off questionable objects for additional inspection, enabling discovery and protection against new malware and zero-day threats.

Furthermore, the company will make available a new management component to help organisations easily facilitate large scale provisioning, monitoring and administration of endpoint protection.

Leveraging with Fortinet’s FortiASIC-driven, the new FortiGate 3000D and FortiGate 3100D Internal Network Firewalls were designed to sit at the top of the rack and enable a level of internal network visibility and protection, something exclusive to the company.

In order to expose insights into internal traffic and help prevent malicious code from moving laterally within a customers’ network, the solution will feature up to 32 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports all in a compact 2U appliance form factor, the FortiGate 3000D and 3100D.

This optional security layer built with FortiSandbox will detect and stop cyber criminals from roaming an organisation’s internal networks, seeking out valuable data housed in R&D, HR, finance or customer database servers.

Moreover, the FortiGate solution will actively discover and report new zero-day threats and malicious code to Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs for automatic analysis and remediation, propagating real-time threat protection to Fortinet’s security solutions.

John Maddison, vice president, marketing products at Fortinet, said: "The constantly evolving threat landscape and advancements in IT infrastructures are forcing organisations to rethink their overall security strategy.

"No longer can they rely on border-only solutions to protect against risks that threaten the health of their business. Only Fortinet’s broad cyber security platform provides protection from the endpoint to the data centre/cloud.

"With FortiGate and FortiMail already in the ATP Framework, the addition of FortiClient closes another possible hole in protection."

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