FortiGuard Application Control Service

Get Control of Your Applications

Improve security and meet compliance with easy enforcement of your acceptable use policy through unmatched, real-time visibility into the applications your users are running. With FortiGuard Application Control, you can quickly create policies to allow, deny, or restrict access to applications or entire categories of applications. 

Application Control is available as part of the NGFW service through the FortiGate next generation firewall and is a part of why Fortinet tied for the highest overall security effectiveness at 99.97% in the 2016 NGFW security tests from NSS Labs. 

Conventional firewalls that only identify ports, protocols, and IP addresses can’t identify and control applications, but a next generation firewall can. FortiGate next gen firewalls with FortiOS and centralized management solutions offer extensive visibility into application usage in real time, as well as trends over time through views, visualizations, and reports. You can use application control to keep malicious, risky, and unwanted applications out of your network through control points at the perimeter, in the data center, and internally between network segments.

 

The FortiGuard Application Control Service:

 

Protects your organization better by blocking or restricting access to risky applications

Gives you visibility and control of thousands of applications and lets you add custom applications

Lets you fine-tune your policies based on application type via application categories

Optimizes bandwidth usage on your network by prioritizing, de-prioritizing, or blocking traffic based on application

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FortiGuard Labs Global Threat Intelligence

The intelligence delivered through the application control service comes from the global FortiGuard Labs development team. FortiGuard Labs, an industry-leading vulnerability research organization, integrates application intelligence with IPS to provide very high levels of NGFW and NGIPS security effectiveness. 

Knowledge of the threat landscape combined with the ability to respond quickly at multiple levels is the foundation for providing effective security. Hundreds of researchers at FortiGuard Labs scour the cyber landscape every day to discover emerging threats and develop effective countermeasures to protect organizations around the world. More than 250,000 organizations globally use FortiGuard security.