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FortinetProduct Overview

  1. About Fortinet
  2. Pros of Fortinet
  3. Cons of Fortinet
  4. Breakdown of core features

Fortinet product overview

Fortinet delivers high-performance network security solutions that protect networks, users, and data from continually evolving threats. Its products and centralized management enable security consolidation and facilitate a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure.

Fortinet provides organizations of all sizes with a comprehensive, holistic, and scalable solution. It streamlines security, performance, and compliance management, from IoT to the cloud. Additionally, it offers various web application solutions and services for cloud-based customers, improving regulatory compliance for relevant applications and API-specific security packages.

The platform develops and builds custom security processing unit (SPU) technology to give reliable performance and cost value. The combination of FortiOS, purpose-built SPU technology, and AI-powered threat intelligence showcases the Fortinet commitment to cybersecurity innovation.

Pros of Fortinet

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  • Fortinet utilizes scale-as-you-grow architecture and licensing. As a result, organizations can increase performance and log-processing capacity by adding VMs.
  • Since it is a unified platform, it reduces complexity with multi-tenancy and multi-vendor support. Fortinet supports numerous multi-vendor products out-of-the-box.

Cons of Fortinet

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  • According to some users, Fortinet is complex and consumes many resources.
  • Others commented that configuring the product is quite confusing, even for people who have previous experience with other similar software.

Breakdown of core features

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Security-driven networking

Fortinet’s security-driven networking strategy integrates an organization’s network infrastructure and security architecture. This strategy defends highly dynamic environments – not only by providing consistent enforcement across flexible perimeters but by also weaving security deep into the network itself. Therefore, the network can scale and change without compromising operations.

Adaptive cloud security

Fortinet Adaptive Cloud Security provides the necessary visibility and control across cloud cybersecurity infrastructures, supporting applications and connectivity from the data center to the cloud. FortiGate-VM offers a security posture and protects connectivity across public and private clouds. Moreover, its high-speed VPN connections secure data. Users will find security policies enforced across all environments and controlled with single-pane-of-glass management.

AI-driven Security Operations Center (SOC)

The solution uses multiple machine learning and deep learning technologies to accelerate different functions at each endpoint. It has behavior-based detection and response capabilities that include and go beyond the endpoint. Sandbox, deception, user, and entity behavior analytics work as integrated extensions of inline controls to thwart cyberattacks.

Zero trust access

Fortinet comes with a simple, automatic secure remote access that verifies who and what is on the network. Its zero trust access protects application access no matter where users are.

It also has IoT endpoint and device protection features. This allows companies to identify and secure unknown IoT endpoints and devices entering the network. It comes with integrated endpoint visibility, control, and advanced protection to ensure organizations are safe.

(Last updated on 02/02/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

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  • Zero trust access
  • Networking and communications
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