Comprehensive Application Security for Today’s Data Center

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Application Security for the Data Center

Application Security for the Data Center

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Fortinet Application Security Solution

Web applications and email systems have long been favorite targets of hackers because they have access to valuable information and they are relatively easy to exploit. A successful attack can result in a variety of devastating consequences including financial loss, damage to brand reputation, and loss of customer trust. Most organizations do not recover from a major security breach, making it absolutely critical to protect your users and customers from threats that target applications and email systems.

Our Data Center Application Security solution consists of a robust and integrated set of products to protect against these attacks. We are the only company that delivers a complete single-vendor solution with the proven performance and security effectiveness to meet the increasing demands of today’s data centers. In addition, our application security solutions can be integrated with FortiGate next generation firewalls and FortiSandbox sandbox for extra defenses against advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Fortinet's Data Center Application Security Solution includes:

  • Web application protection
  • Encryption/decryption
  • DDoS attack mitigation


Fortinet Application Security Solution

Web application protection

It’s impossible to ensure all web applications on your system are free of vulnerabilities at any given time. Whether it’s a previously undiscovered vulnerability, a vulnerability waiting to be patched, an out-of-support system, or some other issue, vulnerabilities are there, waiting to be exploited. Fortinet’s FortiWeb Web Application Firewalls protect web-based applications from attacks that target vulnerabilities.

FortiWeb offers industry-leading Web Application Firewall performance with proven effectiveness as validated by NSS Labs.


Encryption/decryption with ADC

When a secure web application begins to grow, new servers need to be added to handle the user capacity and encryption needs. When you reach this point, new problems arise: something needs to control the additional servers and servers can only handle limited amounts of secure traffic encryption and decryption.

FortiADC’s SSL offloading provides class-leading secure traffic encryption and decryption, alleviating this task from the web application servers. FortiADC can provide up to a 20 times increase in secure application traffic capacity versus using only servers.


DDoS attack mitigation

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continue to be the top threat to IT security. DDoS attacks targeting the application layer tend to be small and hard to detect, but a successful attack will still shut down your vital services.

Fortinet’s FortiDDoS DDoS Attack Mitigation appliances inspect all inbound and outbound traffic from a data center using 100% hardware and 100% behavior-based detection methods. FortiDDoS blocks all attacks including large bulk-volumetric and small application-layer attacks.


Get End-to-end Protection with the Fortinet Security Fabric

Fortinet is the only company with security solutions for network, endpoint, application, data center, cloud, and access designed to work together as an integrated security fabric to provide true end-to-end protection. Our application security products collaborate with other key solutions in the Fortinet portfolio, while allowing for open integrations (via industry standard API’s). For example, when a CSRF attack is detected by FortiWeb, the Security Fabric shares that threat intelligence dynamically with the rest of the interconnected security infrastructure. This reduces the need for multiple touch points and redundant policies across the enterprise and makes your network increasingly more secure and easy to manage.


The Fortinet Application Security Solution includes: