Public Cloud Security

Protect Your Cloud Infrastructure and Workloads

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Public clouds have become very popular due to their ability to provide elastic and scalable infrastructure for applications, storage, and data. These capabilities change the way the world does business. When organizations choose to consume infrastructure as a service (IaaS) by leading cloud providers, network security needs to be thought of differently than when security was solely on premises. 

Even though the cloud provider’s infrastructure is secured by the cloud provider, organizations are required to implement security controls protecting the applications and data they put into that cloud infrastructure. This must meet or exceed their on-premises security postures.

Every new cloud deployment potentially increases risk for an organization, and the typical organization now has business-critical data and services residing on multiple clouds.  The best network security solution for such an infrastructure is one that uses native integration with each of the major cloud providers, provides a broad set of security tools that covers the entire attack surface, and enables automated centralized management of the entire security infrastructure. 

Cloud Security Solution Functions and Products

 

By leveraging Fortinet Security Fabric Enabled Solutions, organizations can implement optimal cloud application workload security throughout their public cloud and hybrid cloud application deployment. Fortinet secures workloads in public clouds to ensure privacy and confidentiality while leveraging the cloud benefits of scalability, metering, and time-to-market.

 

Fortinet Cloud Security News

9/28/2018: Securing the Multi-Cloud: 3 Steps for Maintaining Control and Visibility.  Cloud security solutions today must address the unique requirements of each cloud computing infrastructure, whether public, private, or hybrid—including new and increasingly complex multi-cloud environments—as well as weave them together into a single, integrated security framework. 

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9/26/2018: Cloud-Native and Hybrid Cloud Organizations Need Security Best Practices. Organizations can benefit from implementing best practices for securing multi-cloud environments.

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9/25/2018: Fortinet Expands Security Fabric Offerings on Microsoft Azure with Sandbox and CASB Solutions.  Fortinet provides Microsoft Azure customers with seamless access to the Fortinet Security Fabric, giving security architects the flexibility they need to deploy consistent security controls where and when they are needed.

Features and Benefits

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Streamlined and automated management

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Consistent security across public and private cloud applications

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Multi-layer advanced application protection

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Flexible pay as you go billing and licensing

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Scalable and resilient protection for elastic workloads

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Support leading IaaS Provders

   

Security Fabric Use Cases:

Security in the cloud is intended to increase the organizations confidence to deploy applications in the cloud and by such improve overall organizational agility and ability to respond to market demand. By leveraging Fortinet’s Security Fabric solutions to deploy use case driven security capabilities, organizations benefit from market leading security with streamlined management functionality. Following is a set of common deployment scenarios of Fortinet’s Security Fabric:

 

Inside Out IaaS Security

Inside-Out IaaS Security

Providers protect the infrastructure – you need to protect your cloud assets. Implement a consistent security policy for Securing IaaS deployments from the inside out at the workload level, at the network level and at the API level. Host level security at the host using FortiClient enforcing host level integrity. Network level security at the VPC/vNET level with Fortigate-VM enabling secure connectivity and L7 network access control. API level security using FortiCASB enforcing configuration integrity and supporting compliance.

Cloud Services Hub

Cloud Services Hub

Organizations can leverage a cloud-based virtual network to provide shared services to cloud and on-premises networks. Networks and applications that are independently developed and operated by different organizational units (Line of Business) and connected to the Cloud Services Hub over a VPN connection can utilize shared services such as application based firewalling, application communication protection, context and application aware web application firewalls (WAF), Email security, and Sandbox based advanced threat protection services, which can all be managed from the cloud.

Remote Access VPN

Remote Access VPN

Organizations can build remote access VPN termination points in the cloud and leverage the global presence of large-scale cloud providers.  This FortiGate-based solution applies both when applications reside in the cloud, as well as when applications reside on-premises.  On-premises applications are commonly connected to the cloud over IPsec VPN tunnels.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud

This solution outlines the various scenarios enterprise organizations may encounter in which they are required to connect a variety of on-premises data center-based services to cloud-based services in order to deliver enterprise applications to customers and employees. FortiGate VPN functionality is available for both on- and off-cloud deployments, offering enterprises a secure and seamless operation of applications across a variety of infrastructures.

Advanced application protection

Advanced Application Protection

For web applications and mail servers, the combinations of FortiGate, FortiWeb, FortiMail, and FortiSandbox offer unique in-depth protection. This solution offers capabilities that help organizations comply with regulatory and security requirements such as PCI, SOX, GLBA, or HIPAA. Additionally, these capabilities help with relieving the need to constantly apply patches to web servers and reduce the risk from advanced threats.

Security Management from the Cloud

Security Management from the Cloud

Leverage the global presence of top cloud infrastructure providers as well as the elasticity of storage and computer resources to deploy centralized and global security management and operations systems in the cloud. 

FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, and Forti-SIEM can all be deployed in the cloud to streamline operations of the organizations global information security infrastructure.

Public Cloud Usage monitoring and control

Public Cloud Usage Monitoring and Control

Public cloud usage is not monitored and often unsecure and not cost effective. Organizations gain full visibility over configuration changes across a variety of public cloud infrastructures through Fortinet unified platform. FortiCASB monitors Cloud management API, new user creation and new Asset creations and deletions trigger event logs in FortiCASB and logs are synchronized with FortiManager.

SaaS Usage Monitoring and Control

SaaS Usage Monitoring and Control

SaaS application usage is unregulated and often unsecure. Organizations gain full visibility over usage of SaaS applications including the spreading of malware or potential data leakage. FortiCASB monitors popular SaaS application API’s, new user creation and new Asset creations and deletions trigger event logs in FortiCASB. New Files are scanned by FortiSandbox to protect from malware propagation and logs are synchronized with FortiManager.

   

Cloud Security Solution Functions and Products

The Fortinet network security product line is available on all of the leading cloud providers by using a BYOL procurement model as well as on-demand per-usage (PAYG) models billed directly by the cloud provider. Fortinet enables customers to protect their cloud based infrastructures and applications using the most flexible deployment modes across a variety of use cases and cloud infrastructure providers. 

 

Fortinet Security Fabric for the Cloud

Fortinet Security Fabric is an architectural approach that unifies the security technologies deployed across the digital network, including multi-cloud, endpoints, email and web applications, and network access points, into a single security system integrated through a combination of open standards and a common operating system. 

 

Three Pillars

 

  • FortiManager. Cloud-based management for Fortinet products
  • FortiAnalyzer. Cloud-based reporting to streamline SOC operations. 
  • FortiSIEM. Fortinet's multi-vendor Security Information and Event Management solution. 
  • FortiCASB. A security broker controls and monitors the organization's access to SaaS applications. 

 

  • FortiGate: Industry leading next-generation firewall runs in the cloud or on-premise
  • FortiWeb: Fortinet's web-application firewall protects web applications and helps with patching and regulatory compliance. 
  • FortiMail: Secure email gateway protects against email-bourne threats and data loss via email. 
  • FortiSandbox: Offers a powerful combination of advanced detection, automated mitigation, actionable insight, and flexible deployment to stop targeted attacks and subsequent data loss. 

 

 

  • Fortinet Cloud Connectors: Provide an abstraction layer for Fortinet products to treat cloud infrastructures in a seamless manner by translating. Network addresses into security objects and providing various other security integrations with cloud provider API’s.
  • Fortinet Fabric APIs: The APIs enable automated operations through dynamic sharing of local and global threat intelligence across security components.
  • Fortinet DevOps stiches: Automation recipes making security or infrastructure events automatically trigger actions.

Fortinet offers its industry leading series of network security products over the AWS Public Cloud enabling customers advanced security protection for their cloud based infrastructure and applications. Following is a list of products that can be purchased directly from the AWS Marketplace on a PAYG basis. 

Fortinet offers additional products running over the AWS Public cloud - the following list can be viewed using this link.

Fortinet offers its industry leading series of network security products over the Microsoft Azure Public Cloud enabling customers advanced security protection for their cloud based infrastructure and applications. Following is a list of products that can be purchased directly from the Azure Marketplace on a PAYG basis. 

Fortinet offers additional products running over the Azure Public cloud - the following list can be viewed using this link.

Fortinet offers its industry leading series of network security products over the Google Cloud Platform Public Cloud (GCP) enabling customers advanced security protection for their cloud based infrastructure and applications. Following is a list of products that are available on GCP.

Fortinet offers its industry leading series of network security products over the Oracle Cloud Public Cloud enabling customers advanced security protection for their cloud based infrastructure and applications. Following is a list of products that are available on Oracle Cloud.

Product Demo

The FortiGate cloud firewall can be demonstrated as a free trial directly from leading public cloud marketplaces, with cloud-native scripts available to automatically deploy FortiGate in common cloud usage scenarios.  Trial instances are fully functional and can be converted into paid instances – see each cloud marketplace for more details.