The Enterprise Perimeter: Front Line Protection for Application Visibility and Control

FortiGate NGFW  Improves security and meets compliance with easy enforcement of an organization’s acceptable use policy through unmatched, real-time visibility into applications.

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Protecting the Edge Infrastructure

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As network infrastructures evolve, it has become critical for organizations to consider their network perimeters as part of an enterprise-wide infrastructure and security architecture. The network perimeter has often been associated with being the edge infrastructure that rests between the enterprise’s internal network and the public internet. The main use case often focuses on delivering a safe environment for internal data to egress to the public domain.

Knowing that critical information flows bidirectionally across the network, security architects must also ascertain appropriate controls for both inbound and outbound information exchange. Regardless of where these controls are implemented, a perimeter security strategy must include critical capabilities, such as limiting network access to illegitimate traffic, providing application awareness and control, monitoring and blocking malicious content, and managing traffic.

FortiGate NGFW Delivers a Scalable, Flexible, and Powerful First Line of Defense

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FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) enable security-driven networking and consolidate industry-leading security capabilities such as content and application awareness and control, intrusion prevention system (IPS), web filtering, secure sockets layer (SSL) inspection, and automated threat protection that form the first layer of defense. It offers organizations flexibility to quickly create policies to allow, deny, or restrict access to applications or entire categories of applications, and further granularity with user/group entitlement per application. FortiGate also delivers protection against network-based malware and vulnerabilities.

“We needed security, reliability, and integrity within the network and digital channels. Fortinet offered us everything we needed and more.”
- Cesar Obando, Head of IT, Alianza del Valle Cooperative

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Key Capabilities

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Removing the blind spot

FortiGate NGFWs are powered by artificial intelligence (AI)-driven FortiGuard Labs and deliver proactive threat protection with high-performance inspection of both clear-text and encrypted traffic (including the industry’s latest encryption standard TLS 1.3) to stay ahead of the rapidly expanding threat landscape.

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Application awareness and Control

FortiGate NGFWs offer extensive visibility into application usage in real time, as well as trends over time through views, visualizations, and reports. Security teams can use application control to keep malicious, risky, and unwanted applications out of the network through control points at the perimeter, in the data center, and internally between network segments.

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Real-time actionable threat intelligence

Web filtering, IP, and DNS reputation are a key part of the first line of defense against web-based attacks and malicious websites.  FortiGuard DNS reputation tracks over one million known and fully qualified domain names and adds more with each daily update. Reputation services for domain names speed attack identification and eliminate problems from known malicious sources.

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How Can You Benefit from Fortinet?

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Optimizing bandwidth utilization

Optimize bandwidth usage on the network by prioritizing, de-prioritizing, or blocking traffic based on applications.
Visibility Management

Full visibility

Gain complete visibility and full control over the applications allowed on the network and enable more granular control over their use.
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Threat protection

Deliver threat protection by blocking access to malicious and risky websites and prevent malware downloads from malicious or hacked websites.