FortiSASE SIA – Introduction
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SASE is the future of converged security and networking. From ZTNA, SWG to cloud-delivered NGFW, the Fortinet platform provides complete readiness for embracing SASE.
With networks expanding beyond the WAN edge to thin branch networks and the cloud, traditional hub and spoke infrastructure models centered around the corporate data center begin to break down. A new networking and security strategy is required that combines network and security functions with WAN capabilities to support the dynamic, secure internet access for a “work from anywhere” workforce. That strategy is Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.
SASE extends networking and security capabilities beyond where they have typically been available, allowing users, regardless of location, to take advantage of firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS), secure web gateway (SWG), zero-trust network access (ZTNA), and a medley of other threat detection functions.
Fortinet’s fully integrated SASE solution provides the broadest range of security-driven networking solutions on the market. Rather than an isolated, cloud-only approach, FortiSASE offers SASE services as an extension of the Fortinet Security Fabric to extend and leverage the power of FortiOS—the common operating system that ties the entire portfolio of Fortinet security solutions—everywhere. This unified, distributed model gives FortiSASE users a powerful suite of SASE services that are not only intuitive to deploy and manage, but that ensure consistent protections across dynamic and distributed networks.
With FortiSASE, Fortinet becomes the only vendor capable of providing consistent protection across every network edge. FortiSASE delivers advanced enterprise-grade security via cloud-based consumption, eliminating common security gaps with no impact to workflow operations for cloud and thin edge users.
As organizations adopt multi-cloud strategies and remote workforce policies, networks have grown more distributed and workers more dependent on cloud applications and environments to do their work. This expanding network also increases the attack surface. Most security solutions, however, have not kept pace with cloud-based networking innovations. This inherently exposes organizations to more points of compromise and degrades the user experience of remote workers dependent on conventional VPN-only solutions to gain network access.
For organizations struggling to adapt and secure a hybrid workforce comprised of a growing remote workforce, SASE offers a more scalable, centralized way of securing them. Since SASE is a cloud-delivered solution, it also allows organizations to shift away from purchasing numerous point-products to secure different parts of their networks and adopt a more operational cost service model as well.
In theory, SASE provides secure access to the cloud for users anywhere. With this said, not all SASE solutions are equal in scalability, orchestration, and security.
As a cloud-delivered multi-tenant solution with the common Fortinet operating system (FOS), ForitSASE allows security and infrastructure leaders a way to centrally provision, visualize, and manage all users within their networks on a per-device basis.
Additionally, FortiSASE is seamlessly orchestrated with the extensive Fortinet Security Fabric of over 30 solutions and an open ecosystem of over 300 partners. Organizations can take advantage of full access to the innovation, threat intelligence, and advanced, actionable services provided by FortiGuard Labs.
With FortiSASE, the following capabilities and tools are extended to the cloud:
All of these capabilities combined make Fortinet the only networking and security vendor that can provide security at every network edge.
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