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Scaling the Cloud Security for HPE Helion OpenStack

Fortinet HPE Alliance Solution Brief

OpenStack is the open-source cloud management platform software that can be used to build a low-cost private cloud for development and cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering. Enterprises are turning to OpenStack for data center and cloud deployment alternatives. OpenStack is quickly becoming the new infrastructure with its promise of no vendor lock-in, workload portability, and lower TCO. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Helion OpenStack makes it easy to build complete cloud solutions for private, hybrid and managed clouds. FortiGate enterprise firewall appliance is Helion Ready and provides the advanced visibility, control and governance that you need for the hybrid IT compliance at scale.


Fortinet FortiGate appliance is certified for Helion Ready™ and compatible with the HPE Helion Cloud™ to be deployed into managed virtual cloud and virtual private cloud with Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) support. Fortinet FortiGate appliance offers a consolidated security solution on a single platform – combining a broad array of security and networking functions, including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, application control, web filtering, antispam, and WAN acceleration. In the Helion OpenStack cloud solutions, the Fortinet FortiGate security solution is deployed as a virtualized appliance to achieve the security agility. HPE Helion can be used to dynamically map resources to performance requirements, spawn new virtual appliances, or apply FortiGate security policies to new network segments per workloads. Real-time updates from FortiGuard Labs keep the virtual appliances in synch with the latest threats, delivering consistent high-efficacy security.