More and more enterprises are turning to Microsoft Azure to extend internal data centers and take advantage of the agility of the public cloud. While Azure secures the infrastructure, organizations are responsible for protecting everything they put in it. Fortinet Security Fabric provides Azure and Office 365 users broad protection, native integration and automated management enabling customers with consistent enforcement and visibility across their multi-cloud infrastructure. The Fortinet Security Fabric offers deep multi-layer-security protection and operational benefits for securing web applications, mail applications, preventing zero-day threats and managing global security infrastructures from the cloud.
Fortinet helps customers Connect to the cloud, Protect cloud applications, and Deliver security from the cloud With Fortinet
As organizations increase their utilization of cloud services, so does the need to securely and efficiently connect to the cloud. Fortinet provides customers with secure and reliable solutions to connect to Azure-based workloads and resources. Fortinet offers a variety of secure connectivity options for Azure, helping customers select the connectivity option that best suits their needs whether they are looking for secure remote access, secure hybrid cloud connectivity or a full-feature cloud security services hub. FortiGate-VMs can be deployed within Azure to provide fully optimized and highly secure communications between SD-WAN branches, datacenters and the cloud. Fortinet’s SD-WAN branch solutions can also seamlessly integrate with Azure’s Virtual WAN.
As organizations increase their compute footprint in the cloud, Fortinet also provides customers with a broad array of security solutions to protect Azure based resources and workloads. Fortinet solutions are tightly integrated and designed to help customers maintain a consistent security posture across applications, clouds and datacenters. Fortinet protects Azure-based applications with solutions including FortiGate-VM next generation firewalls, FortiCWP for cloud platform security, and FortiWeb for web application and API protection (available as a VM, a container, and as a SaaS running in Azure). Fortinet is the only provider offering customers such a broad array of integrated core cloud security products. Furthermore, Fortinet offers the broadest set of security solutions that are natively integrated into the Azure infrastructure and available on the Azure marketplace. Products are available as both pay as you go (PAYG) and bring your own license (BYOL) procurement.
As organizations are strained with limited cloud security resources and expertise, there is a growing preference to consume certain security functionality as a service (SaaS), eliminating the need to manage and maintain security devices. Various Fortinet offerings are available as a Service, forming a rich and broad set of Security as a Service (SECaaS) portfolio. Fortinet’s SECaaS solutions are help organizations address security reduce capital costs and allow fast and simple deployment of new security services. Fortinet SaaS offerings include the new FortiWeb Cloud as a Service which can be procured through the Azure Marketplace.
FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service is a Security-as-a-Service SaaS cloud-based web application firewall (WAF) that protects public cloud-hosted web applications from the OWASP Top 10, zero-day threats, and other application layer attacks.
Requiring no hardware or software, the FortiWeb colony of WAF gateways can run in most Azure regions. This allows organizations to scrub application traffic within the same region their applications reside, addressing performance and regulation concerns, as well as keeping traffic cost to a minimum.
FortiCWP is Fortinet’s Cloud Workload Protection (CWP) solution. FortiCWP uses API level integration into Microsoft Azure management and security services including the Azure Security Center to monitor and track cloud resources including their configurations, activity, traffic flows. FortiCWP will also scan cloud data stores such as Azure Blobs for sensitive or malicious content and produce reports on an organization’s compliance with common regulatory standards. FortiCWP also supports Amazon AWS and Google Cloud Platform.