Latest Release of FortiOS Delivers Over 300 New Innovations Across the Fortinet Security Fabric for Protection from IoT to the Edge, Network Core and to Multi-Clouds
Orlando, Florida - Accelerate 19 - Apr 9, 2019
Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board, and CEO at Fortinet “The ongoing digital transformation means the edge---not just the cloud---is increasingly important for business. The biggest challenge will be securing the exponential growth of the digital attack surface due to the rapid expansion of edge devices. Because business success is measured in microseconds, organizations cannot afford to trade performance for protection. Instead, security needs to occur at the speed of business everywhere, even at the edge. To achieve this, organizations must adopt a fabric-based approach to security that goes beyond isolated security devices and platforms to cover the whole network at the same time, even when it changes. This requires protection that is broad, integrated and automated.”
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the release of the latest version of its flagship operating system, FortiOS 6.2, at its global customer and partner conference—Accelerate 19. This FortiOS 6.2 release continues the evolution of the Security Fabric with over 300 new innovations that span Fortinet’s products and solutions portfolio, enabling organizations to achieve a security-driven network required for the edge and multi-cloud environments created by digital transformation.
Fortinet Solves Important Customer Challenges
Broad visibility of the entire digital attack surface: Fortinet is broadening visibility and simplifying deployment and management across the expanded Security Fabric with deeper integrations between Fortinet solutions and over 70+ Alliance Partners. The FortiGate NGFW, best-of-breed FortiGate Secure SD-WAN solution and large portfolio of cloud-native platforms have all been enhanced with new functionality, including intent-based segmentation. Customers can maximize the new breadth of comprehensive visibility delivered in FortiOS 6.2 through Fortinet’s 360 Protection services bundles that include a wide array of professional services.
Integrated protection and detection of advanced threats: Fortinet continues to lead product innovation through the active support of the latest industry standards, including integrated support of TLS 1.3 to secure internet traffic, new deception-based technologies to address intrusions and trust-based segmentation that operates seamlessly across the extended Security Fabric, from core to edge and to cloud. Fortinet’s FortiDeceptor technology provides best-in-class defense and protection security tripwires, triggering automated responses against malware and unauthorized users looking to access and exploit networked resources.
Automated operations, orchestration and response: The Security Fabric’s deep integration and advanced automation capabilities help customers reduce overhead by providing single-pane-of-glass visibility and management across all solutions integrated into the Security Fabric. Applying automation and machine learning functions to reduce complexity, expand span of control and automate critical functions enable threat response at digital speeds. And continuous, AI-based threat intelligence feeds from FortiGuard Labs increase the speed and accuracy of threat detection and automated response.
News Announced Today in More Detail
The Fortinet Security Fabric delivers the most comprehensive suite of security offerings in the industry—available in a variety of form factors and running natively across the widest range of platforms. The enhancements of FortiOS 6.2 further expand the industry-leading capabilities of the Fortinet Security Fabric with enhanced end-to-end protection from advanced threats, while significantly reducing the complexity inherent in designing, deploying, managing and updating most security architectures. Highlights include:
Automation and Orchestration
“We chose to protect our network with the Fortinet Security Fabric, which includes the deployment of the FortiGate NGFW, FortiMail, FortiSIEM, FortiWeb, FortiClient, FortiSandbox, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer, among others. As a result, The Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) has gained deep visibility into each network segment and device regardless if it is on-premises or in the cloud. We’ve seen our operations become more efficient and easier to manage given our security architecture is deployed from a single console. We’re excited to see the additions that the expanded Security Fabric will include through FortiOS 6.2 to continue providing end-to-end advanced threat protection across the entire attack surface.”-Jesús Garrido Antonio, CIO-Director Department of Information Technology and Communications at INTA (National Institute of Aerospace Technology)
“Today’s security environment requires broad visibility of the entire digital attack surface. Coupled with Dimension Data’s managed services, support and integration expertise, Fortinet and Dimension Data are providing customers with high quality, cost-effective security solutions that deliver multiple layers of threat protection and management, increased deployment flexibility and the ability to scale with business requirements.”-Joshua Knight, Vice President and General Manager, Cybersecurity at Dimension Data
“Organizations are increasingly seeking ways to make their network operations less complex than they are today. Fortinet’s single console approach for end-to-end advanced security through its Security Fabric is addressing this need for its customers. With the advancements announced today through the FortiOS 6.2, Fortinet is making its security portfolio even more robust and simplifying security for its customers.”-Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst at ZK Research