Cloud Security from the Perimeter to the Workload
Optimized for Service DeliverySolution Brief: Protecting the Cloud
Fortinet Solutions for Cloud Service Providers
As businesses require more speed and flexibility in delivering applications and services, cloud computing has emerged as the model best aligned to meet their needs. Cloud adoption is growing quickly and so are customer demands for fast and secure cloud infrastructure and services.
Your customers trust you to provide high-performance and secure cloud solutions, and you require the same from your security infrastructure. Fortinet provides you with a hybrid (physical and virtual) security fabric, providing the rich set of security services, flexibility, scalability, and manageability you need at both the edge and in the core, in the physical and virtual environments of the cloud.
Fortinet’s top-rated security solutions deliver:
- Proven, multi-layered security for virtualized and cloud environments
- Integration with leading SDN environments, such as Cisco ACI and VMware NSX
- Carrier-grade, high-capacity FortiGate firewalls for cloud perimeter security and internal segmentation
- FortiGate virtual firewalls for microsegmentation and workload protection
- Unified intelligence and management with FortiOS to provide multi-function, consistent security with single-pane-of-glass management and to help reduce operational costs
- Rich set of APIs for cloud management and orchestration
Security for VMware NSX
Our FortiGate-VMX solution, specifically built to integrate with VMware NSX, protects east-west traffic, which now accounts for up to 80 percent of network traffic. Our solution and integration with VMware NSX enables policy-based firewall segmentation and controls on each vNIC across the cloud 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.
Security for Cisco ACI
Our FortiGate Connector for Cisco ACI provides L4 - L7 service insertion and automation within ACI.
The FortiGate Connector for Cisco ACI is a device package that contains XML metadata describing Fortinet’s security services and can be easily uploaded to Cisco APIC controller. The joint solution streamlines traffic to supported FortiGate physical and virtual appliances and assigns security policies on command for data center workloads.
FortiOS — one operating system for all your network and cloud security
Control all the security and networking capabilities in all your FortiGate firewall platforms across your entire infrastructure with one intuitive operating system. Improve protection and visibility while reducing operating expenses and saving time with a truly consolidated cloud security platform.
Better security, proven in independent tests
FortiGate firewall solutions are certified and validated by NSS Labs, ICSA, Virus Bulletin, and AV Comparatives for superior security effectiveness.
- Intrusion Prevention Services
- Application Control
- Reputation Services
- Near-perfect security effectiveness (99.6%)
- Performance far exceeds expectations