Veritas Technology and Fortinet are coming together and taking footsteps to secure and backup multi-cloud deployments and perform automatic threat detection as well as investigation, respectively. Veritas is giving birth to Veritas NetBackup 9, and it is designed to secure edge, data center, and cloud deployments.

The product is also equipped with Flex Scale, a scale-out deployment option for performing the multi-cloud deployment. It is designed to bring cloud experience to on-premise data centers and add nodes whenever required. Additionally, Veritas is ready to launch new deployment modes to NetBackup, such as cloud and appliances options, build your own server, containerize options, and hyper-converged offerings.

Some of the features of NetBackup9 include:

  • Auto-discovery of workloads and integrations via API
  • OpenStack-based enterprise data protection via native OpenStack API
  • Policy automation for management of scaling, load balancing, cloud integration, and recovery

Doug Matthews, Vice President of Enterprise Data Protection and Compliance at Veritas Technologies, said that less than 10% of the customers use OpenStack technologies. However, he also said, “Multicloud is more ubiquitous in the enterprise, specifically large enterprises.”

Fortinet launched a new extended detection and response (XDR) offering to implement artificial intelligence to improve cyberattack responses. The offering is named FortiXDR and is cloud-native, and will work across the company’s fabric, services, and automation tools.

Some of the features of FortiXDR include:

  • Automation of complex tasks for saving time and reducing human error
  • Automation of incident investigation
  • Contextual responses and filtering reducing the number of alerts

As per Fortinet’s comment, FortiXDR will help in decluttering data for security purposes. It will reduce the time spent struggling with multiple vendors and information overflow. The product’s AI engine is well-trained and supported by FortiGuard Labs research.