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Introducing Fortinet Managed IPS Rules Powered by FortiGuard Labs for AWS Network Firewall

By Brian Schwarz | November 17, 2020

As organizations increasingly deliver critical, line-of-business capabilities by leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), security cannot be an afterthought. With the introduction of AWS Network Firewall, AWS now has a managed service to make it easy to deploy essential network security controls across all of Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs).  Customers can set up the service with just a few clicks and not worry about deploying and managing any infrastructure—AWS Network Firewall automatically scales with organizations’ network traffic. With this new offering, AWS provides a flexible rules engine that enables you to define firewall rules to control network traffic. To simplify how organizations determine what rules to define, we have made Fortinet Managed IPS Rules powered by FortiGuard Labs available. Fortinet removes complexity for security teams so they can easily create and maintain rules to take full advantage of the new AWS Network Firewall.

Fortinet Expands Collaboration with AWS to Deliver Integrated Firewall Solution

With this offering, Fortinet delivers curated and automatically updated rulesets for defending the attack surfaces of your Amazon VPCs. These rulesets are based on the latest threat information from FortiGuard Labs, our threat intelligence and research organization here at Fortinet. With a global team of threat hunters, researchers, analysts, engineers, and data scientists using advanced artificial intelligence tools to ingest over 200 different information feeds and over 100 billion security events every day, FortiGuard Labs has the up-to-date view of the threat landscape needed to maintain the IPS Rules you need to face an ever-evolving threat landscape. Available rulesets address common use cases, including:

  • Applications: Block remote attackers attempting to exploit application vulnerabilities 
  • Malware: Disrupt communication with command-and-control servers used by backdoors, worms, and Remote Access Trojans (RATs) 
  • Services and Operating Systems: Protect services (e.g., remote access, database, email, file transfer) and operating systems from being exploited by attackers 
  • Web Clients: Defend against exploits targeting web clients such as Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 
  • Web Applications: Protect against exploits targeting popular web applications such as Joomla and WordPress
  • Web Servers: Secure against exploits targeting web servers (e.g., Apache) and web proxies (e.g., Squid) 

Using AWS Network Firewall, enhanced with Fortinet Managed IPS Rules, you can filter malicious traffic at the perimeter of your VPC with just a few clicks, letting you preserve one of your most precious resources: your security team’s time.  

AWS Network Firewall

Continuing to Build Joint Solutions with AWS for Customers

When it comes to AWS, Fortinet brings a lot more to the table than just our new Fortinet Managed IPS Rules. We offer a comprehensive set of solutions to help customers address their network security, application security, and cloud platform visibility and control use cases. Fortinet offers Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), virtual machine (VM), container, and application programming interface (API)-based protection that delivers natively integrated security functionality that complements AWS services such as Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, and AWS Outposts. Fortinet products offer comprehensive security for AWS workloads, including firewall, security gateway, intrusion prevention, and web application security.

Security should enable your cloud journey, not inhibit it. Learn more about how Fortinet can help. Get a free trial of Fortinet's Managed IPS Rules here

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