KUALA LUMPUR, 12 May 2015 (Tue): Fortinet is protecting Malaysian firms at every entry point into the network with its expanded Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) framework, which extends from endpoint devices all the way to the data center. The company today announced enhancements to its FortiClient solution, which enables every device – local or remote, stationary or mobile – to be protected anytime, anywhere. In addition, Fortinet’s two new FortiGate 3000 series high-performance firewalls, ideally suited for top-of-rack applications, help protect internal traffic and prevent threats from moving laterally within an organization’s network. This multi-layered security approach is critical for identifying and thwarting today’s highly sophisticated attacks that find ways to circumvent perimeter defenses. Fortinet can offer broad and integrated protection in a security platform that scales from the endpoint to the cloud, from megabit to terabit, and can be deployed across an organization from the smallest office to the largest datacenter.
Advanced Threat Protection Meets Endpoint Devices
The prevalence of ‘headline-making’ data breaches demonstrates that the increase in network complexity and vast expansion of company-issued endpoint devices can result in attack surfaces with numerous entry points that are often left unprotected.
Fortinet’s extended ATP platform with its next-generation FortiClient solution can now seamlessly integrate with FortiSandbox to quickly thwart threats entering at both on-network and off-network endpoint devices. FortiClient recently received AV Comparatives’ highest Advanced+ rating for file detection, hot on the heels of a top rating in its real-world protection test this past December.
Boasting more than two million users, the FortiClient software employs advanced virus, spyware, heuristic and reputation-based detection engines to prevent both new and evolving threats, on a device, a web site or a physically connected peripheral like a USB drive. When integrated with FortiSandbox, FortiClient automatically hands off questionable objects for additional inspection, enabling discovery and protection against new malware and zero-day threats, while automatically quarantining malicious files or even the entire device if necessary. A new management component that helps organizations easily facilitate large scale provisioning, monitoring and administration of endpoint protection will also be available.
Internal Network Firewalls Protect Your Most Valuable Data
Today’s highly sophisticated attacks find ways to circumvent perimeter defenses through compromised devices, while many others originate from within. Once inside the network, the most precious information is at risk, yet most security systems are not currently designed to defend against these types of attacks. The ability to provide protection on the inside of a company’s network is not tenable without a solution engineered with the performance and features required to operate at the increased speeds of the internal network environment. This internal “east/west” traffic can be up to four times the volume of traffic entering and leaving the network.
Fortinet’s newly announced FortiGate 3000D and FortiGate 3100D Internal Network Firewalls are designed to sit at the top of the rack; leveraging Fortinet’s legendary FortiASIC-driven high performance and extreme port density to enable a level of internal network visibility and protection that no one else in the industry can provide.
Featuring up to 32 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports all in a compact 2U appliance form factor, the FortiGate 3000D and 3100D reveal insights into internal traffic and help prevent malicious code from moving laterally within an organization’s network. This critical layer of security, optionally integrated with FortiSandbox, helps detect and stop cyber criminals from roaming an organization’s internal networks, seeking out valuable data housed in R&D, HR, finance or customer database servers. The FortiGate solution also actively discovers and reports 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.
“The constantly evolving threat landscape and advancements in IT infrastructures are forcing Malaysian firms to rethink their overall security strategy,” said Michelle Ong, Fortinet’s Country Manager for Malaysia. “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 center/cloud. With FortiGate and FortiMail already in the ATP Framework, the addition of FortiClient closes another possible hole in protection.”