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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. The malicious tools these actors use are increasing in sophistication, with new Zero-day, Denial of Service and Botnet attacks rounding out their arsenals.
Fortinet is helping Federal agencies 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 have access to certified cyber security products that comply with Federal laws, regulations, and standards. FortiGate Firewalls provide the fastest throughput rates in the industry, FortiSandbox ATP System mitigates Zero-day attacks and FortiDDoS prevents DDoS outages. From an enterprise perspective, FortiManager ensures security policy consistency amongst Fortinet devices, FortiAnalyzer provides security visibility with enhanced analytics capabilities, and our new Internal Network Firewall adds an extra layer of protection inside the enterprise the event that a threat gets past the perimeter. 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.
Working through Federal channel partners -- VARS and system integrators with years of experience serving the Federal sector – we carefully tailor each security solution to be deployed at a Federal agency to meet the agency’s unique requirements and ensure that the solution can evolve as the agency’s needs evolve and as new security threats emerge.
Fortinet Solutions for Federal Customers
Certifications and Compliance with Federal Standards
Every network and data security solution we deliver is based on Fortinet products that have been certified as conforming to the Federal Information Processing Standards Security Standards for Cryptographic Modules published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and to the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme established by the National Information Assurance Partnership to assess the security features of information technology products. Our solutions also comply with agency-specific certification requirements. For example, all 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 Best Practice Frameworks and Guidelines
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 with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework can count on our products to improve agency capabilities across all of the core functions defined in the Framework. Our Federal customers 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. For example, 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 and, because we believe that the unbiased information these organizations provide helps our customers and potential customers make better purchasing decisions, we post the results of such tests in the Resources section our website.
Our Channel Partners
Fortinet's FortiPartner Program is a global network of distributors and solution providers committed to providing world-class products, services and support to our customers. Within the US, the network includes companies designated as Federal Channel Partners due to their proven ability to serve and support federal customers. Our federal partners include large and small businesses, including service-disabled veteran-owned business, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, certified 8(a) companies, and certified Hub Zone companies. These partnerships make it possible for agencies to easily acquire our cyber security products through the GSA Schedule (Schedule70) and through other government-wide and agency-wide contracts. Please contact us for information on federal resellers and contract vehicles that can be used to acquire our products.