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Fortinet expands security architecture

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Fortinet has announced details of its new Secure Access Architecture, expanding Fortinet’s innovative Internal Segmentation cybersecurity strategy and enabling organisations to seamlessly segment devices and the access layers across wired and wireless networks.
The Secure Access Architecture provides a broad platform of integrated, high-performance cybersecurity solutions that span from the client to the cloud and everything in between.
Gartner predicts that there will be 33-billion connected endpoints by the year 2020 with a majority comprised of new “headless” device types driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). The proliferation of devices and applications is posing serious challenges for organisations that need to ensure the protection of their entire network and guard against advanced cybersecurity threats. The alarming gap between the expanding access layer and adequate cybersecurity protections have been highlighted in Fortinet’s own independent research.
“As the probable first line of defence for an organization’s infrastructure, the access layer hasn’t received the amount of attention it deserves in regards to cybersecurity,” says Michael Xie, founder, president and chief technology officer at Fortinet. “Leveraging our extensive portfolio of cutting-edge solutions and exceptional engineering capabilities, Fortinet is uniquely positioned to change that.”
Fortinet’s Secure Access Architecture is designed to meet the ever-expanding demands for connectivity, while providing the high-performance cybersecurity protection that only Fortinet can deliver.
Fortinet’s Secure Access Architecture is engineered to deliver integrated protection against data breaches and cybersecurity threats at the access layer, while unifying network operations and administration. This eases the management burden on IT and arms administrators with advanced tools for deep analytics and reporting, while providing them with a flexible and broad set of access deployment offerings:
* Infrastructure: Advanced access technologies for highly mobile environments; this fast and flexible deployment option includes Fortinet’s most advanced security and networking appliances and services.
* Integrated: Unified all-in-one security and access technologies are ideal for organizations seeking hyper scalability and simplified administration with integrated management of both security and access through a single pane of glass.
* Cloud: Controller-less, cloud managed wireless Access Points with integrated next-generation firewall (NGFW)capabilities is the ultimate deployment offering for organizations who want integrated security and access managed entirely in the cloud.
The Secure Access Architecture is a key component within Fortinet’s hyper-secure Internal Segmentation strategy, securely isolating the access layers from mission-critical infrastructure and high-value data. Foundational to Fortinet’s Internal Segmentation is a new generation of innovative firewalls, the only solutions available that can keep up with the multi-gigabit speeds of internal networks.
The Secure Access Architecture also encompasses a breadth of advanced solutions within Fortinet’s broad end-to-end cybersecurity platform including endpoint management, wireless access points, switches, wireless LAN management, application control, advanced unified management and many more. These solutions are all backed by FortiGuard Labs’ industry-leading threat intelligence research and advanced cybersecurity services.
Fortinet has been leading the charge with strategic investments and strong momentum in the secure access market. This has been most recently demonstrated by the launch of its innovative FortiAP-S series of wireless LAN access points (AP), the most secure cloud-managed enterprise Wi-Fi solution on the market, featuring FortiGuard, a complete cybersecurity solution, running directly on the AP.
“We’ve made access infrastructure security a priority and have architected a solution that integrates scalable, flexible, high-performance access networks with state-of-the-art cybersecurity technologies. Leveraging Fortinet’s Secure Access Architecture, our customers can enjoy the very best access layer security in the market,” says Ken Xie, founder, chairman and CEO at Fortinet.