Fortinet adds new enterprise firewall features to its security platform

  • Enterprises migrating away from multi-vendor firewall environments, company claims
  • New FortiOS 5 capabilities Include contextual visibility and Advanced Threat Protection

Fortinet adds new enterprise firewall features to its security platformNETWORK security company Fortinet has rolled out new features within its FortiOS 5 operating system that serves as the foundation for its FortiGate network security platform.
“In order to increase protection, simplify management and reduce costs, enterprises today are migrating away from multi-vendor firewall environments in favour of a single-vendor model,” claimed George Chang (pic), Fortinet’s regional vice president for South-East Asia and Hong Kong.
“For example, an enterprise may have high-performance firewalls for its data centres, NGFWs (next-generation firewalls) for its campus perimeters and UTM (Unified Threat Management) for its distributed offices.
“With its singular focus on innovating security and security-focused R&D, only Fortinet provides a true Network Security Platform with a wide array of robust security functionality for data centres, campus perimeter and distributed offices,” he said in a statement issued by Fortinet.
The new update includes:

  • Feature select: With one-click, customers can choose from a variety of security configuration options, including: High Speed Firewall, NGFW, ATP, Web Filtering, UTM and others;
  • Contextual visibility: Gives organisations real-time and historical insight on network use based on application, user and device; and
  • Advanced Threat Protection (ATP): Enhanced security tools combat multi-vector persistent attacks

The FortiOS 5 update is available now from
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