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Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

Fortinet ZTNA improves secure access to applications anywhere, for remote users

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Overview

What is ZTNA?

ZTNA is a capability within Zero Trust Access (ZTA) that controls access to applications. It extends the principles of ZTA to verify users and devices before every application session. ZTNA confirms that they meet the organization’s policy to access that application.

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Fortinet Brings ZTNA to the Fortinet Security Fabric

Our unique approach, delivering ZTNA as part of our FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) makes it uniquely flexible, covering users when they are remote or in the office. ZTNA capabilities are automatically enabled on any device or service running FortiOS 7.0. This includes hardware appliances, virtual machines in clouds, and the FortiSASE service.

A FortiGate and the FortiClient ZTNA agent are all that’s needed to enable more secure access and a better experience for remote users, whether on or off the network.

Enable secure access and a better experience for your remote users with Fortinet ZTNA

Zero trust can be a confusing term due to how it applies across many technologies

This guide clarifies in simple terms what you need to know about Zero Trust Access plus business benefits of a Zero Trust Access solution.

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What’s New in FortiOS 7.2?

With over 300 new features and enhancements, this FortiOS release empowers the Fortinet Security Fabric by introducing new inline security features, more convergence, and simplified operations. ZTNA gains operational efficiencies and support for SaaS application control.

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Features and Benefits

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Flexible Deployment

Enables ZTNA policies to be enforced for both remote workers and on-campus workers.
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Granular Access Control

Grants access to a specific application only for that session.
Visibility Protection

Ongoing verification

Verifies the user identity, the device identity, device posture, and the user’s right to access an application before granting access to an application.
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Client-Initiated Model

Provides more visibility and control of the endpoint for the IT team while providing the user a faster, easier experience.
Affordable Cost

No Extra Cost

Requires no additional licenses.
Fortinet’s ZTNA is a free feature in FortiOS and FortiClient, enabling customers to shift from
VPN to ZTNA at their own pace.
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Automatic Encrypted Tunnels

Creates TLS-encrypted tunnels automatically, from the endpoint to the access proxy, ensuring traffic is hidden from prying eyes.

Use Cases

Legacy VPNs cannot provide the flexibility or level of security required for today’s dynamic networks and workers. ZTNA solves VPN shortcomings, making it the ideal solution for the following use cases:

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