Fortinet Elevates Its Cybersecurity Architecture to the Access Layer

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global provider of cybersecurity solutions, has announced details of its new Secure Access Architecture. This new framework would expand Fortinet‘s Internal Segmentation cybersecurity strategy, enabling organizations to seamlessly segment devices and the access layers across wired and wireless networks.

There’s an alarming gap between the expanding access layer and adequate cybersecurity protections, according to independent research commissioned by Fortinet. The company’s Secure Access Architecture now provides a broad platform of integrated, high-performance cybersecurity solutions that span from the client to the cloud and everything in between.

gartner-hybrid-cloudGartner predicts that there will be 33 billion connected endpoints by the year 2020 with a majority comprised of new “headless” device types driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). The proliferation of devices and applications is posing serious challenges for organizations that need to ensure the protection of their entire network and guard against advanced cybersecurity threats.

Fortinet’s Secure Access Architecture is engineered to deliver integrated protection against data breaches and cybersecurity threats at the access layer, while unifying network operations and administration. This would ease the management burden on IT and arm administrators with advanced tools for deep analytics and reporting, while providing them with a flexible and broad set of access deployment offerings:

  • Infrastructure – Advanced access technologies for highly mobile environments; this “fast and flexible” deployment option includes Fortinet’s most advanced security and networking appliances and services.
  • Integrated – Unified all-in-one security and access technologies would be ideal for organizations seeking hyper scalability and simplified administration with integrated management of both security and access through a single pane of glass.
  • Cloud – Controller-less, cloud managed wireless Access Points with integrated Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities would be the ultimate deployment offering for organizations who want integrated security and access managed entirely in the cloud.

The Secure Access Architecture is a key component within Fortinet’s Internal Segmentation strategy, “securely” isolating the access layers from mission-critical infrastructure and high-value data. Foundational to Fortinet’s Internal Segmentation is a new generation of “innovative” firewalls – firewall technology that can keep up with the multi-gigabit speeds of internal networks.

fortinet-cybersecurityThe Secure Access Architecture also encompasses a breadth of advanced solutions within Fortinet’s broad end-to-end cybersecurity platform including endpoint management, wireless access points, switches, wireless LAN management, application control, advanced unified management and many more. These solutions are all backed by FortiGuard Labs’ threat intelligence research and advanced cybersecurity services.

“We’ve made access infrastructure security a priority and have architected a solution that integrates scalable, flexible, high-performance access networks with state-of-the-art cybersecurity technologies,” said Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer at Fortinet. “Leveraging Fortinet‘s Secure Access Architecture, our customers can enjoy the very best access layer security in the market.”

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