Virtualized Next-generation Firewall

Effective and Efficient Security for Virtualized and Software-defined Environments

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Virtualized Next-generation Firewall

Organizations embracing private and public clouds need network security that complements traditional physical appliance form factors to gain visibility and maintain consistent security policy as workloads, users, and data migrate to more agile, elastic, and virtualized infrastructure.

FortiGate next-generation firewall virtual appliances provide proven security while realizing the flexibility and benefits of VM-based packaging: unmatched ROI, rapid provisioning, east-west traffic visibility, unlimited scalability, and consolidation. The virtualized form factor can be tightly orchestrated with hypervisors, cloud management, and SDN controllers through purpose-built integration or with FortiGate Connectors.

To provide consistently top-rated security, greater visibility, and unmatched performance, FortiGate virtual appliances give you the unique combination of the most advanced threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs with a common FortiOS Operating System, simplifying management across physical, virtual, and cloud deployments.

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Virtualized next-generation firewall features include:

Top-rated protection with FortiGuard security services as tested by NSS Labs, Virus Bulletin, and AV-Comparatives

East-west traffic visibility with granular control of applications, devices, and users

Simplified security with easy-to-manage, single platform across physical, virtual, and cloud

Actionable reports to enforce policies, understand targeted attacks, and meet compliance

Support for all major hypervisor, cloud, and SDN platforms

Flexible licensing and provisioning to support on-demand consumption (via service providers)


FortiGate VM

FortiGate VM provides advanced security and greater visibility for virtualized and cloud environments. FortiGate VMs enable orchestration and rapid provisioning in an agile and elastic form factor.

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FortiGate VMX

FortiGate VMX in the software-defined data center extends VMware NSX with advanced security services and microsegmentation. It protects by controlling east-west traffic while realizing the benefits of server and network virtualization.

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Fortinet VM On-Demand Program

The VM On-Demand Program enables Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and Cloud Providers to deliver the award-winning Fortinet next-generation and web application firewalls in an on-demand, pay-as-you-grow model, with transparent usage metering and reporting. 

The program has proven integration with fully-orchestrated SDN/NFV environments in three service providers' networks. 

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