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Fortinet secures the largest enterprise & government organizations globally. Fortinet provides intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface, so you have the performance requirements of the borderless network. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can provide the visibility, availability and reliability necessary to secure your operational technology environments.

 Press Releases

  • With nearly 200,000 certifications awarded globally, Fortinet expands offerings and rolls out additional certifications, education and training initiatives

    Orlando, Florida - Apr 10, 2019

    Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO at Fortinet

    “This unprecedented shortage in the cyber security workforce has resulted in security operations teams who are over worked and understaffed and it continues to benefit our cyber adversaries. Fortinet is more than a technology company; we’re also a learning organization. Fortinet is dedicated to closing the cyber skills gap and goes well beyond providing training on products and solutions as part of our commitment to deliver a response to the growing global cybersecurity threat.”  

    News Summary:

    Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced it continues to lead the way on training and education in the company’s ongoing efforts to close the cyber security skills gap by rolling out even further expanded training and education initiatives. Recent additions to the company’s education and training programming includes additional Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute cloud certifications and the offering of its cyber security awareness training –at no cost – for individuals or organizations seeking to deploy a cyber security awareness training program.

    The cyber skills gap

    2019 Gartner survey shows the global talent shortage is now the top emerging risk facing organizations. The expansion of the digital marketplace has generated more jobs than the current supply of security professionals can meet. A problem of scale; there is currently not an efficient way to create skilled security practitioners at the same rate. Unfortunately, there are not enough skilled humans available to properly plan, manage, integrate, and optimize security devices, strategies, and protocols. For example, according to a recent workforce development survey, 59% of organizations have unfilled cybersecurity positions, with Frost & Sullivan forecasting a shortfall of 1.5 million by 2020. 

    Fortinet continues commitment to bridge the cyber skills gap

    In today’s global cybersecurity threat landscape, education is crucial to the success of organizations. Creating and executing a strategy with a wide scope can be a daunting task, but this is precisely the mandate and strategy of the Fortinet NSE Institute. The Fortinet NSE Institute was created to provide broad-based training that arms participants with a foundational understanding of the threat landscape, as well as the cyber security fundamentals and skills to implement strategies and technical concepts that are in high demand. While the Institute’s flagship NSE Training and Certification program has issued nearly 200,000 certifications, it is equally focused on education programs such as the Fortinet Network Security Academy program for high schools, colleges and universities, the FortiVets program that facilitates the transition of exceptional military veterans into the cybersecurity industry by providing professional networking, training, and mentoring, as well as free publicly available awareness training that can be accessed by any company wishing to deploy an internal cyber security awareness program for employees.

    Cyber security training & education milestones:

    • There are now over 140 academies in more than 50 different countries. 
    • Fortinet has provided nearly 200,000 NSE certifications, building a skilled workforce that will be recognized in the industry as an elite group of security professionals. 
    • The company recently made public cyber security awareness trainings NSE 1 and 2, whereby these free offerings are now available to the public at large. For example, any Security Operations (SecOps) team seeking to deploy a cyber security awareness training program now has an easy and no cost way to get started.
    • Fortinet introduced the NSE 7 Cloud certification, consisting of two training courses, “Public Cloud Security” and “Private Cloud Security,” and are both being offered as part of the training schedule at this year’s Fortinet Accelerate conference, held in Orlando from April 8 – 11, 2019. 
    • During the past year, the number of NSE 8 certifications awarded has doubled, a certification designation that identifies a candidate’s comprehensive knowledge of network security design, configuration, and troubleshooting for complex networks.
    • The Fortinet Fast Track Program, launched at the company’s 2018 Accelerate conference, now has over 8,000 participating partners.
    • There has been an average of 300 – 600 student sessions around the world per week, based on recent company data. 

    Addressing the skills gap at scale

    In addition to the established company-led training and education programs, a comprehensive training and education strategy must include strategic partnerships within government, academia and NGOs, such as Fortinet’s strategic relationships with organization such as the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its Centre for Cybersecurity, the Global Threat Alliance, CompTIA, and various university research programs. Fortinet will continue its efforts to broadly and globally collaborate, innovate and develop powerful global solutions to reduce global cyberattacks, contain current and future cyberattacks, and deter cybercrime.

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  • 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.”

    News Summary

    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:

    Fabric Expansion

    • FortiOS 6.2 provides enhancements to the following Security Fabric elements:
      • FortiADC — application delivery controller
      • FortiToken — user and device authentication tool
      • FortiCASB — cloud access security broker for public clouds 
      • FortiDDoS — Distributed Denial of Service protection
      • FortiNAC — network access control
      • VDOM — virtual domain

    Secure SD-WAN

    • The Fortinet Security Fabric’s advanced SD-WAN capabilities now include an expanded set of best-of-breed WAN functions and services. These new capabilities allow customers to achieve higher performance for business critical application using cost effective connectivity to the enterprise branch. Benefits include:
      • WAN link remeditation using Forward Error Correction to handle the volatile WAN connections for unified communication applications
      • On-demand WAN bandwidth measurement
      • Overlay controller to better manage large and complex connectivity issues
      • Aggregate overlay bandwidth sharing between multiple connections to enhance performance and eliminate latency issues
      • High-speed application recognition to accelerate packet steering to ensure that end users receive the best user experience and application performance at all times

    Multi-Cloud Security

    • Fortinet’s FortiGate NGFW now integrates with Kubernetes through FortiOS 6.2 Fabric Connectors to deliver new container security capabilitiesThese  capabilities help customers secure any north-south traffic entering or leaving their container clusters by logically defining policies based on labels and meta-data information from containers and cloud resources.
    • FortiMail will now integrate with O365 Exchange online, allowing customers to easily apply the latest FortiGuard threat intelligence to better protect emails flowing through O365 Exchange. The integration does not require any network or mail flow reconfigurations, rather, it directly connects to O365 APIs. This provides organizations with advanced threat protection to ensure their email is secure.
    • FortiGate–VM’s new virtual SPU architecture supports high performance applications in the cloud. FortiGate VM’s new virtual security processor (vSPU) accelerates performance in both private and public clouds, enabling customers to confidently migrate their high-performing applications to the cloud. Leveraging this architecture, FortiGate VM continues to be first to market supporting high performance virtualization technologies, such as AWS C5n Instance types, Intel QAT, Oracle Native Acceleration and more. 

    Open Ecosystems

    • FortiOS 6.2 enhances Fortinet’s single-pane of glass visibility and management across the growing suite of Fortinet security products, third-party solutions from the Fortinet Fabric-Ready partner community and native third-party connectors. The integration of new security capabilities and automation functions through Fortinet’s open ecosystem in the Security Fabric enables:
      • Automated threat assessment and response holistically
      • Compliance assurance through an advanced risk-ratings analysis calibrated to industry standards

    Automation and Orchestration

    • FortiOS 6.2 significantly expands the single-pane-of-glass automation, orchestration and response features across the Security Fabric with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer, which provide:
      • Single-Pane-of-Glass Orchestration: Provisioning and configuration management is streamlined across the Fortinet Security Fabric. Key enhancements include zero-touch provisioning for FortiGates, FortiSwitches, FortiAPs, secure SD-WAN and Fabric Connectors for better services and cloud orchestration.
      • Automation: Manual, time-consuming processes are automated end-to-end to make operations less complex. This includes IOC history scan for threat hunting and incident timeline /SOC dashboards for incident analysis and triage.
      • Response: Assets and identity data is incorporated for enhanced threat detection and correlation, quick remediation. Integration with Scripts, Webhooks, ServiceNow and many others lead to fast incident remediation as well.

    AI-based Security

    • FortiGuard Labs has developed the FortiGuard AI threat detection and analysis system. Its Artificial Neural Network, comprised of over 9 billion interconnected nodes, not only detects and categorizes threats at unprecedented speeds, but also generates a highly accurate threat intelligence feed that is actively consumed by Fortinet solutions.
    • FortiGuard Labs’ AI-based threat detection system underpins new advanced breach detection technologies and has been integrated into FortiGate NGFW, FortiWeb, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiSandbox and FortiSIEM in order to accelerate threat detection and response.
    • Automated orchestration utilizes intelligence inputs from a wide range of sources, including FortiGuard Labs’ AI-enhanced threat intelligence, third parties feeds, and local intelligence provided through the Fortinet Security Fabric. It also enforces actions in response to AI-based UEBA detection in FortiSIEM.

    Supporting Quotes

    “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

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  • Company is #1 in Security Appliance Shipments for 6 Consecutive Years; Data Shows Strong Customer Demand for Fortinet’s Security Solutions Continues

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Apr 2, 2019

    John Maddison, executive vice president of products and solutions at Fortinet
    “Organizations are adopting a holistic approach to security, that is broad, integrated, and automated.   As more enterprises customers consolidate towards a single vendor, Fortinet’s Security Fabric arms customers with a comprehensive solution that spans the entire attack surface from the core network to multi-clouds, and the edge, delivering the performance and threat intelligence required to ultimately protect against today’s evolving threat landscape.

    News Summary:
    Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the results from International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker. The 4Q18 and historical report data demonstrates Fortinet’s continued leadership in the security industry by consistently shipping the most security appliances than any other vendor and accelerating double-digit revenue growth.

    • The 4Q18 IDC tracker outlines that Fortinet realized 17.7% revenue growth in the total security appliance market year-over-year, out-pacing the industry average of 16.7%, and advancing from the third to second spot in revenue for the combined Firewall, UTM and VPN markets.
    • Fortinet also saw fourth quarter 2018 appliance shipments increase by 22.4% year-over-year, earning 23.5% unit market share for the total security appliance market in the quarter.

    Fortinet Units Shipped vs. The Next Closest Competitor











    (Source: IDC Worldwide Security Appliance Tracker, 4Q18)

    Fortinet Continues Growth with Proven Performance
    The results demonstrate Fortinet’s ability to provide the most innovative, highest-performing security fabric to secure and simplify IT infrastructure. Fortinet is the only vendor capable of delivering an integrated Security Fabric that can protect against potential threats across the entire attack surface and deliver automated protection and visibility to every network segment, device, and appliance, whether virtual, in the cloud, or on-premises.

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  • FortiGate® Rugged Series
    The FortiGate Rugged Series offers industrially-hardened, all-in-one security appliance that delivers specialized threat protection for securing critical industrial and control networks against malicious attacks....

  • FortiGate® Rugged Series, designed for confined spaces and harsh environments, and can be mounted within an enclosure, on a wall or on a DIN rail. It is small and lightweight yet highly reliable with superior Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), minimizing the chance of a network disruption. The hardware components used meet high standards in both EMI and vibration tolerance with a wide thermal operating range supported.

    • Ruggedized Design. Fanless and use of robust components ensure reliable operation in harsh industrial environments.
    • Consolidated Security Architecture. FortiGate running FortiOS consolidated security offers better protection and lower cost of ownership than multiple point products.
    • Ease of Management. Robust management systems that allow rapid provision and deployment, monitoring of device and threat status while providing actionable reports.
    • Options. 
      • FGR-30D Ruggedized compact security appliance with DIN mounting kit
      • FGR-35D Security appliance with IP67 rating for outdoor environment
      • FGR-60D SPU SoC Powered, high performance security and VPN gateway
      • FGR-90D Robust ruggedized security appliance with wide operating temperature

    Go here for more information.

  • FortiGate® Next Generation Firewall
    FortiGate NGWF utilize purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence security services from FortiGuard labs to deliver top-rated protection and high performance including encrypted traffic....

  • FortiGate NGFW is available in many different models to meet your needs ranging from entry-level hardware appliances to ultra high-end appliances to meet the most demanding threat protection performance requirements.  This ensures that enterprise campus, core data-center, or internal segments, FortiGate can fit seamlessly into your environment.

    FortiGate enterprise firewalls offer flexible deployments from the network edge to the core, data center, internal segment, and the Cloud. FortiGate enterprise firewalls leverages purpose-built security processors (SPUs) that delivers scalable performance of advanced security services like Threat Protection, SSL inspection, and ultra-low latency for protecting internal segments and mission critical environments.

    FortiGate NGFW provides automated visibility into cloud applications, IoT devices and automatically discovers end to end topology view of the enterprise network. FortiGate is a core part of security fabric and validated security protect the enterprise network from known and unknown attacks. 

    See the product page for more.

  • Fortinet Security Fabric
    The Fortinet Security Fabric allows you to automatically synchronize your security resources to enforce policies, coordinate automated responses to threats detected anywhere in your network, and manage all security solutions through a single console....

  • The Fortinet Security Fabric segments the entire network to provide superior protection against sophisticated threats:

    • Broad visibility and protection across the digital attack surface. The Fortinet Security Fabric delivers real-time visibility across all devices and applications.
    • Integrated detection and response to advanced threats. Enterprises average more than 30 point security products within their environments, resulting in multiple time-consuming security consoles and lack of transparency. The Fortinet Security Fabric streamlines communications among the different security solutions, shrinking detection and remediation windows.
    • Automated operations and analytics via a single console. Sophisticated cyberattack technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are reducing the time from intrusion to attack. This means enterprises need to detect threats faster. With Fortinet Security Fabric, you can coordinate automated responses and remediation to threats detected anywhere across your extended network.

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