Agile Security for Network Virtualization, SDN, and Private Cloud

Automating Advanced Security for the Software Defined Data Center

Automating Advanced Security for the Software Defined Data Center

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Securing the Private Cloud

Securing the Private Cloud

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Agile Security for SDN and Data Centers

Agile Security for SDN and Data Centers

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Fortinet Private Cloud Security Solution

Virtualization and SDN are rapidly transforming data centers into agile, innovative, and cost-effective private clouds. Unfortunately, if your security is an afterthought and can’t keep up with these fast, flexible environments, there can be protection gaps or manual security processes that negate the advantages of network virtualization and SDN.

Our SDN security framework delivers security built for these networks. It defines security evolution across the network architecture. It evolves network security in each conceptual layer of network architecture: the data plane, control plane, and management plane.

As an innovator and leader in data center security appliances, we also offer the largest range of virtual appliances that provide better visibility and control of virtual network traffic with industry-leading scalability, performance, and value. Virtual appliances also facilitate elasticity, automation, and orchestration of the virtual machine form factor.

Fortinet provides out-of-the-box integration with leading orchestration platforms such as VMware NSX, Cisco ACI, and OpenStack Neutron, as well as rich API extensibility, so that security policy can be seamlessly applied in logical and dynamic environments.

Fortinet’s software-defined security solution is certified by leading SDN and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) platforms and can be applied to any data center cloud environment.

 

SDN Security Framework

Securing Your Next Generation Data Center and Cloud with SDN Security

This brief whiteboard video illustrates three key benefits of taking a software-defined approach to securing the data center with Fortinet's SDN Security (SDNS) Framework

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Fortinet Private Cloud Security Includes:

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Support for leading network virtualization and SDN platforms including VMware NSX, Cisco ACI, and OpenStack

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Multitenant support and virtual domain support for network segmentation and security service function deployment

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Extensible management interface – API’s for cloud automation and orchestration

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Integrated single-pane-of-glass management for consistent policy control and monitoring

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Unmatched breadth of security portfolio and flexible deployment options

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Security for VMware NSX

Our FortiGate VMX solution with VMware NSX protects east-west traffic, which now accounts for up to 80 percent of network traffic. Our solution with VMware eliminates the previous hair-pinning process and enables policy-based firewall controls on each vNIC across the data center for east-west traffic inspection. To close security gaps, our solution automatically scales the advanced security features available on each hypervisor joined to the security cluster, where consistent policies and firewall rules are applied. Network security policies defined in FortiGate VMX are provisioned on application workloads automatically and inserted into the virtual network’s logical pipeline. 

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Security for Cisco ACI

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) takes in FortiGate appliances (physical and virtual) as L4 - L7 security firewall services. All policy orchestration, provisioning, and scaling are automatic and centrally-profiled based on application heuristics and workloads. Cisco ACI’s unique approach uses a common policy-based operating model across a network that overcomes IT silos and drastically reduces costs and complexity.

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Security for OpenStack-based SDN

OpenStack-based clouds provide the environment needed for elastic, on-demand multitenant applications. Networks are transitioning to new models more suited to the cloud with SDN, NFV, and Virtual Network Infrastructure, and their relationships between networking, security orchestration, and policy enforcement.

Our OpenStack Neutron solution embraces the software-defined security framework providing out-of-the-box integration so that advanced network security can be seamlessly applied in logical and dynamic environments.

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Top-rated products powered by FortiGuard Labs

Fortinet integrates intelligence from FortiGuard Labs into next generation firewalls, secure email gateways, web application firewalls, sandboxes, endpoint security, and other products. These share intelligence to continually optimize and improve your level of security.

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