Fortinet Builds Database Monitoring, Auditing into Portfolio
Four months after releasing a database vulnerability assessment product, Fortinet has added database monitoring and auditing technology to its portfolio. The company, traditionally a UTM vendor, is positioning itself to compete against database security vendors such as Lumigent and Application Security.Fortinet made its first major play into the database security last year with a release centered on vulnerability assessment. Now the company has added database monitoring capabilities, essentially squaring up more directly against vendors such as Guardium, Lumigent and Application Security. The announcement comes roughly four months after the company hit the market with FortiDB-1000B, a database vulnerability assessment appliance based on technology the company acquired from IPLocks. The move was seen as an interesting one for Fortinet, whose traditional bread and butter has been unified threat management (UTM) devices. At the time, Fortinet officials described it as an important step towards extending security to the application level.
In addition to adding scheduled-based monitoring to the family of appliances, Fortinet has also included the ability to record database activity for complete and accurate audit trails to help organizations comply with regulatory standards such as PCI-DSS.