FortiGate CNF on AWS GA
November 29, 2022
Cloud-Native Firewall (FortiGate CNF) on Amazon Web Services
(AWS) is an enterprise-grade, managed next-generation firewall
service specifically designed for AWS environments. FortiGate
CNF incorporates FortiGuard artificial intelligence (AI)-powered
Security Services for real-time detection of and protection
against malicious external and internal threats, and is
underpinned by FortiOS for a consistent network security
experience across AWS and on-prem environments.
John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet commented,
“Organizations that are accelerating their cloud adoption may
not have the resources or time to build, scale or adapt their
cloud security to meet the pace of their business. As a managed
next-generation firewall service, FortiGate CNF removes the
heavy lifting around network security operations and provides a
frictionless experience to help customers easily deploy
best-in-class security on the cloud.”
Simplified network security operations with cloud-native integrations: FortiGate CNF provides a simple, intuitive user interface (UI) that minimizes the need for security expertise and makes it easy to define and deploy robust security policies including dynamic meta-data based policies on AWS. This AWS support helps security teams move at the speed and scale of applications teams, while support of AWS Gateway Load Balancer eliminates do-it-yourself automation and helps secure Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) environments while improving high availability and scaling. Additionally, support of AWS Firewall Manager simplifies security management and automates security rollout.
Increased compliance with consistent enterprise-grade security across on-prem and cloud deployments: In a recent survey of more than 800 cybersecurity professionals, 78% of respondents indicated that a cloud security platform with a single dashboard could help them better protect data across their cloud footprint and strengthen their security posture. FortiGate CNF provides an intuitive dashboard to easily manage security policies across a customer’s AWS deployments. As part of the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, it also offers a single pane of glass through FortiManager to centralize policy management, increase visibility and automate policy enforcement on AWS and beyond. This capability helps teams effectively apply security controls seamlessly across hybrid cloud and on-premises deployments.
Enhanced with AI-powered global threat intelligence: FortiGate CNF includes a suite of trusted FortiGuard AI-powered security services, developed and continually improved by FortiGuard Labs. Using AI/machine learning (ML) models, FortiGate CNF with FortiGuard Security Services enables a proactive security posture and remediation of known and unknown threats based on real-time threat intelligence, behavior-based detection and automated prevention.
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