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High Performance Virtualized Security for your Private Cloud

Your virtualized data center assets needs advanced protection from evolving threats, both known and unknown.  FortiGate-VM is a virtualized form factor of our market leading, high performance FortiGate next-generation firewall that delivers advanced protection for north-south and east-west traffic in virtualized data centers and cloud.  FortiGate-VM supports the leading hypervisor technologies, and a range of private and public cloud platforms, including AWS, Azure, Cisco, Google, IBM, Nuage Networks, OpenStack, Oracle, and VMware.  Based on the powerful FortiOS operating system and FortiGuard Threat Intelligence services, FortiGate virtual NGFW delivers industry leading performance and layered threat protection of your virtualized data center traffic, with a single pane-of-glass to manage your physical and virtual network.


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FortiGate-VM next-generation firewall enables rapid service deployment with advanced threat protection for your virtual network and cloud.  FortiGuard services provide layered protection of mission critical applications and data in your virtualized data center, effectively blocking lateral movement of malware.  Out-of-the-box integration and orchestration with leading SDN platforms such as Cisco ACI, Nuage Networks VSP and VMware NSX, enables micro-segmentation with east-west traffic traffic inspection to protect virtual assets. FortiManager provides a single pane-of-glass to manage and secure physical and virtual appliances, simplify deployment, and enable consistent security policies with granular control and visibility.  Fortinet virtual security includes FortiGate-VM, and virtual appliances for many of the security and networking services offered in FortiOS.


Features and Benefits

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Top-rated layered protection with FortiGuard security services independently tested by NSS Labs, Virus Bulletin, and AV-Comparatives

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Combination of high performance and advanced threat protection delivers workload agility and elasticity without compromising security

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Support for all major hypervisor, SDN and cloud platforms



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Segments and protects virtual assets with micro-segmentation and granular control of applications, devices, and users

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Unmatched ROI, flexible licensing and provisioning to support on-demand consumption


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Enhanced multi-tenancy capability, auto-provisioning and auto-scaling of VMs to cost effectively meet demand for new services


"Supported Hypervisors/Technologies include VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Open Source Xen, KVM, and OpenStack."


Fabric Connectors:

Fortinet Fabric Connectors deliver open integration of Security Fabric with SDN/private cloud, public cloud and multiple partner technology platforms. Easy to download and deploy, Fabric Connectors automate security synchronization across multi-vendor environments, reduce the security management burden, and close security gaps.  

Fabric Connectors for Private Cloud/SDN include: 



Learn more about Fabric Connectors