Fortinet Adds Pay-As-You-Go Option to Its Virtual Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) for AWS

Fortinet, a global provider of network security solutions, has announced enhancements to its existing FortiWeb-VM Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to include on-demand, pay-as-you-go offerings. FortiWeb-VM for AWS can now be utilized on an hourly or annual subscription basis, complementing Fortinet’s Bring Your Own License (BYOL) options. 

FortiWeb-VM for AWS helps AWS enterprise customers secure their cloud-based Web applications and meet PCI DSS compliance requirements.

When procured via AWS Marketplace for on-demand delivery and integrated metering, billing, and payments, AWS customers can now consume “security-as-a-service” in the same manner as they would with the AWS infrastructure itself.

“We are excited to have FortiWeb-VM for AWS available via annual and hourly subscription on AWS Marketplace,” said Terry Hanold, Vice President, Cloud Commerce, Amazon Web Services (AWS). “Customers can now easily and quickly purchase FortiWeb-VM on AWS Marketplace to help provide additional layers of protection for their workloads running on AWS.” 

FortiWeb-VM at-a-Glance

Fotinet’s FortiWeb-VM provides multiple protection layers against today’s threats that target Web applications, including cross-site scripting, SQL injection, buffer overflows, file inclusion, cookie poisoning, schema poisoning, denial of service (at both the application and network layer) and many others.

cloud-security-fortinetFortiWeb-VM protects against OWASP Top 10 Web application vulnerabilities, and the software’s IP reputation service helps protect against automated Web attacks by identifying botnet activity and other suspicious activities happening on a network.

The Web application firewall automatically and dynamically profiles user activity to create a baseline of permissible activity. Its real-time data analysis capabilities provide an analytics interface that helps organizations understand their Web application usage and maps requests to their geographic location.

“The FortiWeb-VM announcement further extends both Fortinet’s broad cloud computing portfolio and the company’s commitment to protecting customer Web applications on the AWS platform,” said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. “Customers have been asking for a more cost-flexible, cloud-based protection solution, and we’re pleased to report it’s available now.”

Fortinet FortiWeb-VM is currently available in the AWS Marketplace: