Fortinet's Latest Security Fabrics and FireWall Secures the Network Traffic

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Ken Xen, CEO, Fortinet

Ken Xen, CEO, Fortinet

FREMONT, CA: Fortinet, provider of network security appliances introduces its Security Fabric architecture and a strong firewall designed to secure the network traffic. As the technology like IoT, Cloud Computing and Big Data proliferates, it provides freedom to access any data at any time from any location; which has lead to the increase in threats and attacks on networks, raising the organizations’ concern. In order to overcome the security issue, organizations need to deploy a tight security strategy that can monitor and govern this data across an entire network without compromising agility and performance.

“Fortinet’s ultimate goals to become the number one network security firm in the world. Beyond strong financials, fortinet continues to innovate in order to better secure high performance and virtual IT network” quotes Ken Xen, CEO, Fortinet.

Fortinet Security Fabric is designed to integrate various distributed networks into a cohesive whole, while the new firewall is adapted to meet the growing throughput and other demands from remote workers, VPNs and SSL traffic. Fortinet with the release of its Security Fabric architecture aims to unify different network security approaches seamlessly, to be managed under a central controller. The only barrier these organizations face is that, various products have been employed for different security functions without enough integration and actionable threat sharing. 

“Fortinet's new firewall seeks to solve this problem by adding computational power to the single device through the use of the CP9 ASIC, a Content Processor designed by Fortinet itself” pinpoints Kevin Townsend, Senior Contributor, SecurityWeek.

Fortinet’s scalability across the infrastructure acts as a base to the next fundamental attribute of the security Fabric—awareness. It delivers awareness throughout the Fabric as a single entity, enables easy implementation of new capabilities and increases management efficiencies by reducing the costs. Transparency into the infrastructure is the evolving threat to the organizations and critical to security; FortiOS security operating system acts a single-pane-of-glass for Fortinet’s Security Fabric. It provides ‘actionable’ security architecture that enables rapid detection and mitigation threats wherever they occur.

The second major product of Fortinet is a powerful network firewall—the FortiGate 6040E. Many organizations are adopting XaaS to protect and preserve the sensitive data in a local or a private network. This leads to an increase in the data traffic between the insecure Internet and the local private network. The traffic encapsulated in the network packets is mostly SSL/TLS encrypted.

Security Fabric of an enterprise is designed to combine the enterprise customers, who are capable of maximizing their existing infrastructure and investing on security, with a vast ecosystem of third-party solution providers.