FortiMail: Secure Email Gateway

Stop advanced email threats and prevent data loss

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FortiMail Secure Email Gateway

Email security remains a key productivity tool for today's organizations, as well as a successful attack vector for cyber criminals. According to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 94% of malware was delivered via malicious email. It should be no surprise then that Gartner asserts that 'Security and risk management (SRM) leaders must revisit their organizations’ email security architecture in the light of current email threats.' 

FortiMail secure email gateway utilizes the latest technologies and security services from FortiGuard Labs to deliver consistently top-rated protection from common and advanced threats while integrating robust data protection capabilities to avoid data loss." 

It's available in a range of form factors, including a hosted SaaS version perfect for securing Microsoft Office 365.

 

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FortiMail Product Details

Organizations typically select FortiMail email security to shield users, and ultimately data, from a wide range of cyber threats. These include: ever growing volumes of unwanted spam, socially-engineered phishing and business email compromise, accelerating variants of ransomware and other malware, increasingly targeted attacks from adversaries of all kinds, and more. At the same time, FortiMail can be used to protect sensitive data of all types, reducing the risk of inadvertent loss and/or non-compliance with regulations like HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, and more.

Features and Benefits

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Top-rated Antispam and Antiphishing

Maintain productivity by shielding end users from unwanted spam and malicious phishing attacks
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Independently certified advanced threat defense

Thwart cyber criminals intent on stealing data, holding systems for ransomware, conducting fraud, and other malicious purposes
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Integrated data protection

Maintain the privacy of personal information and confidentiality of sensitive data in compliance with regulatory and corporate guidelines
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Enterprise-class management

Free staff and end users to drive the business by reducing time spent on email administration 
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High-performance mail handling

Speed the delivery of legitimate email at an affordable cost

FortiMail Models and Specifications

FortiMail can be deployed on premise as physical or virtual appliances as well as in the cloud; either public cloud infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services, or hosted by Fortinet in our datacenters as a SaaS offering. This ensures that, large or small, FortiMail can fit seamlessly in to your exact on-premise or cloud environment.

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Throughput- Email Routing (msg/hr)
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Throughput- AS + AV (msg/hr)
7K
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50K
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4 x RJ45
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Small businesses, branch offices, and organizations
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Throughput- AS + AV (msg/hr)
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Mid to large enterprise, education and government departments
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Throughput- AS + AV (msg/hr)
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Throughput- Email Routing (msg/hr)
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Throughput- AS + AV (msg/hr)
1.5M
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Very large organizations and service providers
Throughput- Email Routing (msg/hr)
1.8M
Throughput- AS + AV (msg/hr)
1.5M
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Throughput- Email Routing (msg/hr)
6K
Throughput- AS + AV (msg/hr)
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Throughput- AS + AV (msg/hr)
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Throughput- AS + AV (msg/hr)
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Throughput- AS + AV (msg/hr)
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With cloud-based email services—such as those in Microsoft Office 365 and Google G-Suite—on the rise, more and more customers are choosing to let their security vendor of choice host their email security solutions too. Take advantage of the top-rated security effectiveness and integrated data protection of FortiMail, with all the necessary policy controls,  without the hassle of managing, maintaining, or upgrading the email security infrastructure. Offered on a per-user per-year basis, it’s easy and affordable.
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Customers Weigh in on the Value of FortiMail Secure Email Gateway (SEG) in Gartner Peer Insights Reviews

There are many reasons to reconsider your current SEG solution including: a move to cloud email systems like Microsoft Office 365 or Google G-Suite, concern about advanced threats getting through current controls, consolidation of email security components − like antispam, DLP and email encryption − that were added over time and more. 

One reason that organizations are increasingly selecting Fortinet FortiMail is its consistently top-rated effectiveness against traditional and advanced threats.  The improved protection is readily apparent in 3rd party testing and customer PoCs.  Another is success customers have had with our flagship FortiGate and its FortiGuard security services, the same services powering FortiMail.  And a third is the positive experience that others in the industry have had and passed along. 

To see what recent customers have to say about the most independently tested SEG in the industry, check out our reviews on Gartner Peer Insights.  Here are just a handful of recent headline comments.

 

Management Is Easy, Artificial Intelligence Analysis Is Good

System Specialist, Gov't/PS/ED <5,000 Employees

“Management is easy, compared with other products. There are serious differences in analysis. Thanks to its artificial intelligence, it makes a more accurate analysis than its competitors.”

Fantastic Support, Great Feature Set, Online Documentation Could Be Better

IT Services Manager, Education, <5,000 Employees

“We were receiving high numbers of unwanted email through O365 and even after applying filtering rules was unable to quarantine or block SPAM and phishing attempts. Since the implementation of FortiMail we not only have much more visibility of organisation email, unwanted, high-risk emails are now being filtered.”

Reliable and Functional, Good Price Range

Deputy Head of Department, $50M - $250M Finance Company

“I first got acquainted with the solutions of this vendor last year as part of the project to implement the protection of mail gateways of my organization. Several solutions were considered, but the choice was made in favor of this vendor. The main factors are functionality, the highest compliance with the technical specifications, a high level of support during testing.”

Perfect Solution

Head of Information Security Department, $500M - $1B Manufacturing Company

“It's working good. Nearly 2000 e-mails blocked per day. A simple solution in management and configuration.”

Strong Security, Easy Control and Operation

Operations Engineer, $500M-1B Communications Company

“The FortiMail is a device that performs very good security controls, validates the integrity of the email, identity of the sender and the recipient, validates that the domains are authentic, performs scanning of the attachments in search of a malicious file, performs validations of the body of the mail and above all has very good features of number of emails which makes it a robust device. "

Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

FortiGuard Services for FortiMail

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AntiSpam

FortiGuard Antispam provides a comprehensive and multi-layered approach to detect and filter spam processed by organizations. Dual-pass detection technology can dramatically reduce spam volume at the perimeter, giving you unmatched control of email attacks and infections.

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Antivirus

FortiGuard Antivirus protects against the latest viruses, spyware, and other content-level threats. It uses industry-leading advanced detection engines to prevent both new and evolving threats from gaining a foothold inside your network and accessing its invaluable content.

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Virus Outbreak Protection Service

FortiGuard Virus Outbreak Protection Service (VOS) closes the gap between antivirus updates with FortiCloud Sandbox analysis to detect and stop malware threats discovered between signature updates before they can spread throughout an organization. OS initiates a real-time look-up to our Global Threat Intelligence database.

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Content Disarm & Reconstruction

Content Disarm & Reconstruction (CDR) strips all active content from files in real-time, creating a flat sanitized file. All active content is treated as suspect and removed. CDR processes all incoming files, deconstructs them, and removes all elements that do not match firewall policies.

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FortiCloud Sandbox

FortiCloud Sandbox Service is an advanced threat detection solution that performs dynamic analysis to identify previously unknown malware. Actionable intelligence generated by FortiCloud Sandbox is fed back into preventive controls within your network—disarming the threat.

Service Bundles (for physical and virtual appliances)

 

Base

Get top-rated protection from traditional and emerging threats with Antispam, Antivirus and Outbreak Protection services, along with the integrated data loss prevention, email encryption, and email archiving functions.

Advanced

For stronger protection against the most sophisticated and/or targeted attacks, the Enterprise Advanced Threat Protection Bundle includes all the services in the Base bundle, plus FortiSandbox, Content Disarm & Reconstruction, and Click Protect services, along with features like Impersonation Analysis.

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Product Demo

This full working demo shows our all-in-one secure email gateway, which combines threat and data protection with high-performance mail handling. Have a look at the system configuration, management, and monitoring. Set security policies and profiles. See pre-defined dictionaries and other data detection methods. Manage quarantines and end-user settings. Walk through report creation and scheduling. As a bonus, note how it can be deployed in either gateway or server mailbox mode. 

FortiMail Certifications

 

SE Labs Email Security Services Test

Email remains arguably the most common delivery vehicle for malware (92.4% of all malware according to the 2018 Verizon DBIR), social engineering attacks like business email compromise (30,787 incidents reported by the FBI in July 2018) and more. SE Labs tested email security services from Fortinet, Proofpoint, Microsoft and others. FortiMail earned their top AAA rating.

ICSA Certified for Advanced Threat Defense

With data breaches continuing to make headlines, new product and solutions designed to detect and prevent the advanced attacks often at the root of these breaches have emerged. To help organizations assess the effectiveness of these new offerings, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon (author or the annual Data Breach Investigations Report or DBIR), recently introduced a new independent, Advanced Threat Defense certification, and Email certification.

Virus Bulletin Antispam Testing

For more than seven years, VBSpam has been conducting continual independent comparisons of antispam solutions. Fortinet FortiMail has participated in roughly 40 VBSpam tests, including six in 2015, so that organizations can see the level of effectiveness they can expect in real-world environments. FortiMail has routinely earned the highest VBSpam+ rating, with results similar to the test excerpt here.

NSS Labs Breach Prevention Systems (BPS) Test 2017

NSS Labs introduced a new group test, BPS focused on detecting and blocking exploits, advanced malware, and evasions. This helps validate the advanced threat response cycle of prevent-detect-mitigate across a number of threat vectors including web, email, and endpoint. Fortinet's Security Fabric consisting of FortiSandbox, FortiGate, FortiMail, and FortiClient integrated together, earned a Recommended award by achieving a block rate of 99.6% and offering the lowest 3-year TCO.

Email Security Alliance Partners

FortiMail provides integration with many leading vendors as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric.  

Below is a list of current Product Alliance Partners: