FortiWeb-VM to Shield NTT Communications' Cloud Based Services

By CIOReview | Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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SUNNYVALE, CA: In order to secure its private and cloud service provider platforms, NTT Communications chooses Fortinet’s FortiWeb VM virtual Web Application Firewall (WAF) that will prevent identity theft, financial fraud, and denial of service for NTT clients.   

FortiWeb Firewall provides threat protection to layered web applications and internet facing data. It offers bidirectional security against malicious sources, DoS attacks, SQL injection, file inclusion and cookie positioning. NTT Communications will also incorporate this firewall to its WideAngle managed security services- integrated risk management services to monitor information and communications technology (ICT).

Using Fortinet’s WAF, NTT Com can now strengthen its security features like antivirus, intrusion prevention, and URL filtering within the cloud. Through their unified global management portal, NTT users will have direct control of Web Application Firewall features with other functions like adding or deleting certificates and routing with other management and configuration functions.

Additionally, NTT Com expands Unified Threat Management (UTM) services that combine multiple managed security functions onto a single device,reducing administration costs and enhancing security simultaneously, to offer it as an enterprise cloud option secured by Fortinet’s FortiGate VM and FortiGuard subscription services. These UTM services combine IPS software for virtual environments, URL filtering, antivirus and spam prevention for managed security.

"We have seen a consistent increase in the number of attacks targeting web-based applications. Many enterprises need to secure their web-based applications as well as their websites using an advanced web application firewall to protect these valuable assets that are directly connected to their business operations," says Kazu Yozawa, VP, Managed Security Service Taskforce, Corporate Planning, NTT Communications.