Fortinet Security Platform Hits Amazon Web Services
The company has a concerted focus on AWS environments, such as users deploying AWS instances into Amazon EC2 or Amazon VPC.Network security specialist Fortinet announced the company's flagship FortiGate security platform is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a division of online shopping juggernaut Amazon, in the AWS Marketplace. FortiGate-VM is designed to help customers better mitigate potential blind spots by implementing critical network security controls, including bidirectional stateful firewalling, intrusion prevention and VPN, within their virtual private cloud (VPC). "Our unique and innovative business model delivers a secure and reliable payment model that helps prevent fraud for our customers and their loved ones," James Burns, director of security for True Link Financial, said in a statement. "Since we had already invested in Fortinet security solutions for our corporate network, when it came to processing credit card and other financial transactions securely in our data center, we were confident we could rely on FortiGate-VM on AWS to provide protection, performance and encrypted communications for our mission-critical services." FortiGate virtual appliances and virtual domains enable the deployment of consolidated network security to protect virtual infrastructure and increase visibility and control over communications within virtualized and multi-tenant cloud environments, particularly in scenarios where it is not feasible to deploy dedicated hardware.
Users can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances in clouds and virtualized internal data centers, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.