Fortinet’s ATP to protect customers at network entry point

BANGALORE: Security solutions provider Fortinet has come out with its Fortigate internal network firewalls and enhanced FortiClient Endpoints solutions to keep cyber threats at bay.

The company claims to protect its customers at every entry point into the network with its expanded Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) framework, which extends from endpoint devices all the way to the data center.

Its enhanced FortiClient solution, which will be available from Q3 2015, enables every device to be protected anytime, anywhere. In addition, Fortinet’s two new FortiGate 3000 series high-performance firewalls, ideally suited for top-of-rack applications, help protect internal traffic and prevent threats from moving laterally within an organizations’ network.

“This multi-layered security approach is critical for identifying and thwarting today’s highly-sophisticated attacks that find ways to circumvent perimeter defenses. Only Fortinet can offer such broad and integrated protection in a security platform that scales from the endpoint to the cloud, from megabit to terabit, and can be deployed across an organization from the smallest office to the largest datacenter,” the company said in a release.

Fortinet’s extended ATP platform with its next-generation FortiClient solution can integrate with FortiSandbox to quickly thwart threats entering at both on-network and off-network endpoint devices.

Boasting more than two million users, the FortiClient software employs advanced virus, spyware, heuristic and reputation-based detection engines to prevent both new and evolving threats, on a device, a website or a physically connected peripheral like a USB drive.

When integrated with FortiSandbox, FortiClient automatically hands off questionable objects for additional inspection, enabling discovery and protection against new malware and zero-day threats, while automatically quarantining malicious files or even the entire device if necessary.

“The constantly evolving threat landscape and advancements in IT infrastructures are forcing organizations to rethink their overall security strategy,” said Rajesh Maurya, Country Manager, India and SAARC at Fortinet.

“No longer can they rely on border-only solutions to protect against risks that threaten the health of their business. Only Fortinet’s broad cyber security platform provides protection from the endpoint to the data center/cloud. With FortiGate and FortiMail already in the ATP Framework, the addition of FortiClient closes another possible hole in protection.”

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