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.

The company has a concerted focus on AWS environments, such as users deploying AWS instances into Amazon EC2 or Amazon VPC, which can maintain corporate standards for security and compliance in the cloud.

"We are pleased to see Fortinet continuing to expand its offerings on AWS through AWS Marketplace with their FortiGate platform," Brian Matsubara, head of global technology alliances for Amazon Web Services, said in a statement. "By bringing their security platform to AWS, Fortinet is providing scalable network security controls to customers around the world."

Last year, Fortinet announced the availability of FortiManager-VM and FortiAnalyzer-VM on AWS, which enable customers to deploy security management and reporting to all FortiGate and FortiGate-VM security technologies running at the edge, in internal networks, at remote offices, within core data centers or deployed in the cloud.

In 2012, the company released FortiWeb-VM for Web application security, which helps secure Web applications and meet compliance requirements.

"AWS is a global leader in IT infrastructure services with many enterprise and government agencies utilizing its services. As such, it is essential that Fortinet provides the same enterprise class network security on the AWS cloud as we do for core and edge networks," John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet, said in a statement. "We have a number of customers who have requested we port FortiGate-VM onto AWS, and we're happy to report that the technology is ready today."