- FortiManager now integrates with FortiSASE, its single-vendor secure access service edge solution, to provide uniform security, administration, and analytics throughout the whole hybrid network.
- Upgrades to Fortinet’s secure software-defined wide-area network for branch offices provide consistent protection and an improved user experience for business-critical cloud and data center applications.
Fortinet Inc., a cybersecurity company, has lately made many announcements about expanding its networking and security solutions.
The innovations include new products, features, and revisions to the flagship Network Security Expert Certification program. Fortinet’s most recent developments allow unified management and analytics throughout its secure networking portfolio, making it the leader in unified management and analytics across the whole hybrid network. FortiManager now integrates with FortiSASE, its single-vendor secure access service edge solution, to provide uniform security, administration, and analytics throughout the hybrid network.
FortiManager can now administer and enforce Fortinet’s secure networking components, such as the Hybrid Mesh Firewall, Universal ZTNA, Single-Vendor SASE, Secure SD-WAN, and Secure WLAN/LAN.
Additionally, the company has announced updates to its secure networking portfolio and FortiOS 7.4 platform too. FortiGate 7080F, a new series of next-generation firewalls, includes upgrades to the hybrid mesh firewalls for data centers and the cloud. FortiGate 7080F removes point products, lowers complexity, and increases performance using application-specific integrated circuit technology and superior security powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Upgrades to Fortinet’s secure software-defined wide-area network for branch offices provide consistent protection and an improved user experience for business-critical cloud and data center applications. New capabilities consist of a restructured monitoring map view that offers global WAN status for individual site and automation in overlay orchestration to accelerate site installations.
FortiSASE simplifies operations across hybrid networks by merging cloud-delivered security and networking for single-vendor SASE for distant users and branch offices. FortiSASE now interacts with FortiManager as part of this release, enabling unified policy administration for Secure SD-WAN and SASE and visibility across on-premises and remote users.
Universal ZTNA for remote users and campus locations now allegedly delivers the industry’s most flexible zero-trust application access management, regardless of where the user or application is situated. New upgrades directly provide user-based risk ratings for ongoing application access checks.
FortiAP in WLAN/LAN used for branch offices will be able to integrate with Fortinet’s Single-Vendor SASE solution, marking it the industry’s first AP integration with SASE.
Capabilities for real-time response and automation throughout the security fabric
Fortinet has also expanded its Security Fabric with new products and features to allow enhanced threat prevention and coordinated response across networks, endpoints, and clouds for a self-defending ecosystem. The Security Fabric, which consists of over 50 enterprise-grade solutions, now includes real-time reaction and automation capabilities, transforming detection into real-time protection.
FortiEDR and FortiXDR now offer enhanced interactive incident visualization with expanded contextual incident data leveraging different threat intelligence streams to facilitate and accelerate investigations.
Meanwhile, FortiNDR Cloud, another new service, merges the robust AI with pragmatic analysis and breach protection technologies. The technology offers 365-day retention and visibility into network data, built-in playbooks, and threat-hunting tools for detecting aberrant and malicious network behavior.
FortiRecon now provides expanded proactive threat intelligence about crucial supply chain vendor and partner risks, such as externally exposed assets, hacked data, and ransomware attack intelligence. And FortiDeceptor now provides vulnerability outbreak protection, tricking attackers from tangible assets to false assets and isolating the attack early in the kill chain.
Michael Xie, Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer at Fortinet, stated, “From our founding, Fortinet’s broad portfolio has been built with integration and automation in mind. Our commitment to this vision has made Fortinet a leader in supporting customers by consolidating point products into one unified cybersecurity platform. With today’s news, we are taking this commitment one step further by adding new real-time response and automation capabilities to improve efficacy, increase effectiveness and accelerate time to resolve sophisticated attacks.”