How Fortinet’s Global Cybersecurity Solutions Are Redefining Online Protection

The Security Fabric powers Fortinet and offers a complete cybersecurity solution designed to work as one. It reduces operational complexity and enables partners to prioritize unified management, intelligence, centralized orchestration, and automation.

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Unified Threat Management

Unified threat management (UTM) is a cybersecurity solution combining multiple protection technologies to prevent cyber attacks on networked devices. A UTM system can be either a virtual appliance or an on-premises device and offers security functions such as antivirus, anti-spyware, firewall, content filtering, data loss prevention, and WAN connectivity.

Fortinet’s worldwide cybersecurity solutions provide the best unified threat management software that protects businesses from multiple cyber threats. The unified threat management system can detect malware, viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, and more by monitoring the incoming and outgoing data of each computer connected to the network. It can be preconfigured to detect the signature of known malware and use heuristic analysis to detect newer threats that have not been previously identified. 

Dynamic Cloud Security

Infrastructure changes happen at scale and speed in today’s dynamic cloud environment. Often, they are automated, part of the DevOps CI/CD process to deliver new applications and workloads. As a result, the cloud landscape constantly evolves with new services and capabilities that may introduce vulnerabilities.

Security tools must support this dynamic change by integrating with development teams to embed protection into every stage of the development cycle. They must also provide a unified view across the extended dynamic cloud infrastructure to consistently apply and enforce security policies.

To do this, Fortinet’s Security Fabric combines multi-cloud connector technologies with a broad set of integrated capabilities, including multi-cloud visibility and management, micro-segmentation, centralized security administration, and threat intelligence sharing. It provides a consistent view of your extended deployment, simplifies management and enforcement of security policies, and ensures centralized monitoring and threat response. This is especially critical for hybrid environments, where the physical, virtual separation between on-premises and cloud infrastructure is more complicated. Attackers can exploit misconfigurations and poor security practices. However, taking necessary security measures can make it harder for them to do so.

Multi-Cloud Management

As organizations adopt various cloud services, managing security and operations across multiple environments becomes necessary. Rather than trusting third-party service providers, which are susceptible to their unique vulnerabilities, businesses should develop multi-cloud management tools that simplify provisioning, monitoring, integrations, and analytics.

A robust multi-cloud strategy, including improved data availability, can significantly benefit business agility. By geographically distributing workloads, enterprises can minimize latency issues that impact end users. In addition, multi-cloud deployments provide redundancies that prevent single points of failure (SPoF) in the event of a cloud outage.

However, a multi-cloud environment also creates more security risks. With more clouds, there are more opportunities for mistakes like misconfiguration, flaws in encryption, and unmonitored VMs. To address these challenges, companies need a solution to track and consolidate events, logs, notifications, and alerts from disparate platforms into a single dashboard. In addition, the platform should transform these complex processes into an intuitive, user-friendly experience. This way, cybersecurity teams can focus on threat response and mitigation. Not to mention, a centralized platform can help organizations comply with regulatory and privacy requirements.

Unified Endpoint Protection

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the trend toward work-from-home and IoT adoption, creating new attack surfaces for adversaries to exploit. Effective security controls are essential to protect these environments.

Unified Endpoint Protection (UEM) systems provide unified management and security across desktops, mobile devices, IoT, and more through a single console. They include a combination of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Endpoint Protection (EPP), and Mobile Threat Defense (MTD).

UEM tools offer capabilities to manage device enrolment, configuration, access, and identity management. They also integrate or include security tools such as antivirus and anti-malware software, web control solutions, user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA), integrated firewalls, and more.

With a UES platform, security teams gain the visibility and context to identify sophisticated attacks. These solutions can correlate and analyze massive volumes of telemetry data to find hidden threats that can’t be detected with signatures alone. They can then block these threats from affecting business operations and data. They can also reduce the time and effort required to hunt and investigate breaches, freeing skilled IT professionals to focus on business priorities.

AI-Powered Security

Protecting digital business has never been more critical or complex. With digital acceleration driving growth and the expansion of attack surfaces across LAN, WAN, 5G, remote workers, and clouds, organizations must find ways to close security gaps while increasing productivity and user experience. The solution is AI-enhanced cybersecurity.

AI-enhanced systems can identify and automatically respond to threats in real time by combining technical logs, threat intelligence, and network traffic patterns. It rebalances the workload on security teams while optimizing incident response times.

AI-powered security also reduces the risk of cyber attacks by detecting anomalies in user behavior and identifying malicious activity. It allows organizations to detect and block phishing attacks, brute force attempts, and other types of cyber attacks before they cause damage.