Security-Driven Networking Adding Value to Quality Branch-Level...

Security-Driven Networking Adding Value to Quality Branch-Level Solutions

By Capital Markets CIO Outlook | Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Ken Xie, CEO

Advanced security-driven networks provide highly integrated solutions to protect both the network and devices for global enterprises.   

FREMONT, CA: Fortinet, a network and content security provider, adds news features to its Secure SD-Branch solution. The new version is sophisticated with the WAN and access edge enables security-driven networking for distributed enterprises. It extends the Fortinet Security Fabrics, converging WAN and security while reducing complexity, improving performance and agility, and lowering overall IT costs at the edge of the network. “Fortinet has consistently anticipated the threats and vulnerabilities of the future, and built solutions before the threat emerge,” says Ken Xie, CEO of Fortinet.

The Secure SD-Branch solution enables the customers to converge security and network access and extend the Fortinet Security Fabric to the branch level. To focus on two areas- network and device, the solution is comprised of FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, FortiNAC Network Access Control, FortiSwitch, and FortiAP Access Points. “Fortinet is the only company with a security fabric architecture designed to provide unified security across the entire network, including network core, endpoints, applications, data centers, private and public cloud, and access. The Fabric is designed to enable traditionally disparate security devices to work together as an integrated and collaborative security fabric,” explains Xie.   

For the network edge protection, the launched solution offers unique architecture, which is ideal for Secure SD-Branch deployments. The combinations also provide higher capacity and keep up with the expanding bandwidth needs. The solution provides automatic discovery, classification, and security of IoT devices, for a device edge protection after entering the network. The FortiNAC increases anomaly detection via traffic scanning by leveraging FortiGate without any additional hardware at the branch.

Fortinet  ranks among the Top 10 Cybersecurity Solution Providers by Capital Market CIO Outlook. The interconnectivity in the security approach makes the Fortinet Security Fabric scale and dynamically adapt to the needs of any business in any industry. It offers intuitive awareness, actionable intelligence on threats, and automated-synchronized response. “This can’t happen with the traditional model of simply deploying additional isolated security devices and platforms every time the network changes. What is needed is an integrated, open API-based approach that matches the speed of changes being made to the network,” states Xie.  

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