FortiWeb: Web Application Firewall (WAF)

FortiWeb Overview

Unprotected web applications are the easiest point of entry for hackers and vulnerable to a number of attack types.  FortiWeb's AI-enhanced and multi-layered approach protects your web apps from the OWASP Top 10 and more.  When combined with our Web Application Security Service you're protected from the latest application vulnerabilities, bots, and suspicious urls.  With dual machine learning detection engines your applications are safe from sophisticated threats such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting, buffer overflows, cookie poisoning, malicious sources, and DoS attacks. 

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FortiWeb Product Details

Whether to simply meet compliance standards or to protect mission-critical hosted applications, FortiWeb's web application firewalls provide advanced features that defend web applications from known and zero-day threats. Using an advanced multi-layered and correlated approach, FortiWeb provides complete security for your external and internal web-based applications from the OWASP Top 10 and many other threats. At the heart of FortiWeb are its dual-layer AI-based detection engines that intelligently detect threats with nearly no false positive detections.

 

"The cloud will continue to become more and more important. It makes sense to use a common Fortinet platform for both the Microsoft and Amazon cloud service platforms: doing so gives us the protection we require and economies of scale as we don’t have to learn and maintain two different systems."
Stuart Berman
Global Security Architect, Steelcase

Read the Steelcase case study

Features and Benefits

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Proven Web Application Protection

FortiWeb protects against all the OWASP Top-10 threats, DDoS attacks and many others to defend your mission critical web-based applications
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AI-based Threat Detection

In addition to regular signature updates and many other layers of defenses, FortiWeb’s AI-based, dual-layer machine learning engines protect against zero-day attacks
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Security Fabric Integration

Integration with FortiGate firewalls and FortiSandbox deliver protection from advanced persistent threats
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Advanced Visual Analytics

FortiWeb’s visual reporting tools provide detailed analyses of attack sources, types and other elements that provide insights not available with other WAF solutions 
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False Positive Mitigation Tools 

Advanced tools that minimize the day-to-day management of policies and exception lists to ensure only unwanted traffic is blocked
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Hardware-based Acceleration

FortiWeb delivers industry-leading protected WAF throughputs and blazing fast secure traffic encryption/decryption

FortiWeb Models and Specifications



FortiWeb is available in many different form factors to meet your needs ranging from entry-level hardware appliances to sophisticated VM options that be incorporated into latest cloud environments.

FortiWeb appliances use multi-core processor technology combined with hardware-based SSL tools to deliver blazing fast protected WAF throughput.

Throughput
25 Mbps
Ports
4x GE RJ45
Throughput
100 Mbps
Ports
4x GE RJ45, 4x GE SFP
Throughput
250 Mbps
Ports
4x GE RJ45 (2x bypass), 4x GE SFP
Throughput
1 Gbps
Ports
2x GE SFP, 6x GE RJ45 (includes 4x bypass)
Throughput
1.3 Gbps
Ports
2x 10 GE SFP+, 2x GE RJ45, 4x GE RJ45 bypass, 4x GE SFP
Throughput
2.5 Gbps
Ports
2x 10 GE SFP+, 4x GE RJ45 bypass, 4x GE SFP
Throughput
5 Gbps
Ports
4x 10 GE SFP+, 8x GE RJ45 bypass, 4x GE SFP
Throughput
20 Gbps
Ports
8x GE RJ45 bypass, 4x GE SFP, 2x 10G SFP+ bypass, 2x 10G SFP+

The virtual versions of FortiWeb can be deployed in VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Open Source Xen, VirtualBox, KVM and Docker platforms.

Please see FortiWeb VM Installation Guide for versions supported.

Throughput
25 Mbps
vCPU
1
Throughput
100 Mbps
vCPU
2
Throughput
500 Mbps
vCPU
4
Throughput
2 Gbps
vCPU
8
Actual performance values may vary depending on the network traffic and system configuration. Performance metrics were observed using a Dell PowerEdge R710 server (2x Intel Xeon E5504 2.0 GHz 4 MB Cache) running VMware ESXi 5.5 with 4 GB of vRAM assigned to the 4 vCPU and 8 vCPU FortiWeb Virtual Appliance and 4 GB of vRAM assigned to the 2 vCPU FortiWeb Virtual Appliance.
FortiWeb is available in all major public cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Oracle, and Google.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are supported for both BYOL (bring your own license) and On-demand (pay-as-you go). Please see the cloud Marketplace listings for more information:
FortiWeb Cloud scales to meet traffic demands without the hassles of managing hardware and software.  FortiWeb Cloud is a convenient and easy-to-deploy WAF that’s always up-to-date. For organizations that need to quickly deploy a WAF and keep maintenance to a minimum, FortiWeb Cloud scales to meet traffic demands without the hassles of managing hardware and software. FortiWeb Cloud offers stackable bandwidth tiers from 5 to 500 Mbps, and allows you to choose the number of sites you need with stackable subscriptions ranging from 1 to 50 sites.
 
If you are an existing FortiWeb Cloud customer, please click here to access the service.

FortiWeb container appliances secure your workloads and data in containerized environments.

Throughput
25 Mbps
Throughput
100 Mbps
Throughput
500 Mbps
Throughput
2 Gbps

Throughputs and other metrics are maximum values permitted for each version. Actual performance values may vary depending on the network traffic and system configuration.

FortiGuard Security Services for FortiWeb

FortiWeb employs multiple FortiGuard security services to protect web applications from attack. These annual subscriptions can be purchased a la carte or as part of a bundle with your FortiWeb solution.

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Web Application Security

FortiGuard Web Application Security uses information based on the latest application vulnerabilities, bots, suspicious URL patterns and data-type patterns, and specialized heuristic detection engines, to ensure your web applications remain safe from application-layer threats.

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IP Reputation & Anti-botnet Security

The FortiGuard IP Reputation Service aggregates malicious source IP data from the Fortinet distributed network of threat sensors, CERTs, MITRE, cooperative competitors, and other global sources that collaborate to provide up-to-date threat intelligence about hostile sources. Near real-time intelligence from distributed network gateways combined with world-class research from FortiGuard Labs helps organizations stay safer and proactively block attacks.

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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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FortiSandbox Cloud

FortiSandbox Cloud 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.

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Credential Stuffing Defense

Fortinet’s Credential Stuffing Defense identifies login attempts using credentials that have been compromised using an always up-to-date feed of stolen credentials. Administrators can configure their supported devices to take various actions if a suspicious login is used including logging, alerts, and blocking.

 

Service Bundles

Standard

Protection that provides the core services for protecting your web-based applications that includes Web Application Security, IP Reputation & Anti-botnet, and Antivirus.

Advanced

When you want the best in web application security protection, the Advanced bundle includes all the services in the Standard bundle, plus FortiCloud Sandbox and Credential Stuffing Defense.

 

Product Demo

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FortiWeb Demo

This full working demo lets you explore the many features of our FortiWeb Web Application Firewall (WAF). You’ll quickly see how FortiWeb easily displays system resource utilization and attack logs, and gives you everything you need in the easy-to-use attack console. Be sure to check out our comprehensive web protection profiles and in-depth reporting.

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Common Criteria

Fortinet products have received NDPP, EAL2+, and EAL4+ based Common Criteria certifications. Common Criteria evaluations involve formal rigorous analysis and testing to examine security aspects of a product or system. Extensive testing activities involve a comprehensive and formally repeatable process, confirming that the security product functions as claimed by the manufacturer. Security weaknesses and potential vulnerabilities are specifically examined during an evaluation. More information on the latest Fortinet Common Criteria Certifications are available below:

ICSA Labs Certified: Antivirus, Corporate Firewall, IPsec, NIPS, SSL-TLS, and Web Application Firewall

FortiGate and FortiWeb products are evaluated against ICSA criteria in 6 popular Certification programs. ICSA Labs manages and sponsors security consortia that provides a forum for intelligence sharing among the leading vendors of security products. In addition, ICSA Labs publishes surveys, security industry studies, and buyer's guides for computer security products.

NSS Labs WAF 2014 SVM

In its first-ever web application firewall testing, NSS Labs reported that the FortiWeb-1000D achieved an overall block rate of 99.85% at $2.77 TCO per protected connection per second that earned the WAF “Recommended” status in their Web Application Firewall Security Value Map.

FortiWeb Ecosystem

FortiWeb provides integration with many leading IT vendors as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric. Below is a list of current FortiWeb Alliance Partners:

Gemalto
Gemalto

Gemalto offers one of the most complete portfolios of enterprise security solutions in the world, enabling its customers to enjoy industry-leading protection of digital identities, transactions, payments, and data – from the edge to the core.

Solution brief

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry-leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, HPE's technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive, and more secure.

IBM
IBM

IBM Security offers one of the most advanced and integrated portfolios of enterprise security products and services. The portfolio enables organizations to effectively manage risk and defend against emerging threats.

Qualys
Qualys

Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 8,800 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100.

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WhiteHat
WhiteHat

Combining advanced technology with the expertise of its global Threat Research Center (TRC) team, WhiteHat delivers application security solutions that reduce risk, reduce cost, and accelerate the deployment of secure applications and websites.

Solution brief