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Solutions for US Federal
Securing Federal Networks and Data
As the stewards of the nation’s Federal IT infrastructure, Federal agencies have a compelling need to procure and deploy high-performance, field-proven network and data security solutions to combat threats from hacktivists, for-profit blackhats, and hostile foreign governments. Fortinet is helping them meet this challenge.
With the support of staff at our corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley and our Federal operations office in Reston, Virginia, we make sure that our Federal customers’ networks and data are protected by best-of-breed cyber security solutions. These solutions make use of FortiGate Firewalls, which provide the fastest throughput rates in the industry; the FortiSandbox ATP System, which mitigates Zero-day attacks; FortiDDoS, which prevents DDoS outages; and FortiAuthenticator which uses two-factor authentication to strengthen user identity management. They also make use of FortiManager to ensure security policy consistency amongst Fortinet devices and FortiAnalyzer to provide security visibility with enhanced analytics capabilities. Each of these products benefit from our FortiASIC technology, which makes our products exceedingly fast, compact, scalable, and cost effective. Each also leverage industry-leading threat and application intelligence from FortiGuard Labs, the industry’s largest in-house threat research organization.
Fortinet Solutions for Federal Customers
Federal agencies count on Fortinet to provide products that are certified as conforming to the Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (FIPS Publication 140-2) and as conforming to applicable protection profiles in the internationally recognized Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme. They also count on us to provide products that comply with agency-specific certification requirements. For example, Fortinet cyber security products supplied to the Department of Defense have passed interoperability and information assurance tests performed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Unified Capabilities Certification Office and are listed on DoD’s UC Approved Products List. The firewalls we supply to federal agencies, institutions, or contractors for use in processing electronic health records are certified to standards set by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Alignment with Recognized Best Practices
At Fortinet, we work diligently to keep our cyber security products aligned with Federal best practice guidelines. As a result, every organization within DoD that uses our products can count on them to perform satisfactorily when configured to comply with Defense Information Systems Agency’s Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs). Similarly, every Federal agency working to align its network security practices with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) information system security guidelines and with the NIST Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Cybersecurity Framework can base their next-generation security platforms on our products. They can also count on Fortinet to provide the kind of industry leadership called for in the roadmap that is a central part of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. The roadmap points out that to better defend the nation against cyber adversaries, cyber security companies must be willing to share cyber security threat information – which is precisely why Fortinet co-founded the Cyber Threat Alliance in 2014.
Independent Validation of Our Products
Fortinet voluntarily participates in real-world tests performed by reputable third-party laboratories on cyber security products. Recent examples include tests performed by NSS Laboratories on Breach Detection Solutions and Next-Generation Firewalls.
Our Channel Partners
Fortinet's Federal Partner Channel consists of distributors, value-added resellers, managed security service providers, and system integrators that focus on serving the Federal market. It includes prime contractors with contract vehicles such as GSA Schedule 70, NASA SEWP5, and NITAAC CIO-SC that can be used by Federal agencies to streamline the purchase of our products and solutions. Please contact us if you need additional information on our Federal Channel Partners.