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We are excited to announce FortiGate-VM Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) support for AWS Graviton-based EC2 instances. By deploying FortiGate-VM on AWS Graviton instances, customers can save up to 20 percent in associated Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) costs, ensuring they can streamline cloud investments while still delivering industry-leading protection for their business-critical cloud workloads on AWS.
This new capability provides Fortinet customers with more choice while helping them optimize their investments in AWS cloud—without compromising performance.
According to Fortinet’s 2022 Cloud Security Report, the majority of organizations are expected to have more than half their workloads in the cloud within the next 12-18 months. With higher adoption of clouds, organizations are investing more in cloud instances. The Graviton-based EC2 instances on AWS provide organizations with better cost optimized options compared to other instance types.
FortiGate-VM on AWS EC2’s C6g instances leverages AWS Graviton Processors and is available in all regions, allowing customers to spin up various instance sizes ranging from 1 to 32 virtual cores.
FortiGate-VM offers comprehensive network protection for public cloud workloads of any size and scale, and is available on AWS and other major cloud providers. It can also be deployed in virtualized private cloud/data centers. FortiGate-VM reduces complexity by combining secure VPN/SD-WAN connectivity with advanced threat protection capabilities such as powerful intrusion prevention (IPS), malware detection and protection, and continuous threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs security services. It offers a management console that provides comprehensive network automation and unified visibility across multi-cloud environments and offers the same security and networking services included in the FortiOS operating system.
The wide range of cloud-native integrations and converged capabilities on FortiGate-VM, including NGFW, SD-WAN, and SSL inspection, enable organizations to accelerate time-to-protection for cloud workloads on AWS.
FortiGate-VM also seamlessly integrates with the Fortinet Security Fabric – the industry’s highest-performing cybersecurity mesh architecture powered by a single operating system that is consistent on-prem and in the cloud – to help customers reduce operational complexity, centralize management, and ensure interoperability across their application journeys from the data center and across clouds. FortiGate-VM customers are able to achieve consistent security policies and deep visibility across their entire deployment. The solution also supports the latest AWS Auto Scaling functionality and CloudFormation templates to enable automation based on resource demand from cloud workloads.
Today’s announcement represents an expansion of Fortinet’s ongoing commitment to alleviating security and network connectivity challenges faced by customers. Fortinet offers broad native cloud security with tight integrations with AWS and other major cloud platforms, and is supported by a large number of Fortinet Fabric-Ready ecosystem partners and integrations. This new capability further provides customers with the ability to optimize their investments on AWS without compromising performance.
AWS is one of over 300 Fabric-Ready Technology Alliance Partners spanning over 500 integrations with Fortinet products to support our customers’ heterogenous environments. For more information about this program and how to become a Fabric-Ready partner, visit here.