Enterprises have started expanding their network over various Clouds (Public, Private & Hybrid), Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, Branch Offices, Roaming user access, etc. in the condition to adopt new digital revolutions. Unfortunately this has also increased the security risks for distributed enterprise networks because of unseen loopholes through which hidden threats can enter in your network and makes it a Larger Target for Attacks.
Approximately 80% of organizations state that they are applying digital revolutions more quickly than their capacity to protect them against cyberattacks. Attackers know this fact very well and they continuously try to find out the vulnerabilities present in your network.
Threat actors are using automated processes and advanced ways of attacks (like multi-vector attacks which are also called as polymorphic attacks) to break the protections and then stealing sensitive information or block business activities to demand ransom.
Most of the enterprises use multiple security solutions of different vendors resulting in costlier but inefficient security posture. Many of these products detect particular attacks only for which they are intended and fulfills the compliance requirement but works in a totally disconnected manner from each other which increases the complexities for an organization to manage.
To get an effective security posture; what enterprises require is a security solutions that can cover the multiple areas across your distributed network by communicating with each other, can detect the threats in real-time as well as shares the threat intelligence information to the other solutions, provides high level of reliable network performance and most important is everything can be managed through a single console.
From IoT to multiple clouds and from users to data; enterprises need to safeguard the whole growing attack surface. This also includes the malware identification in encrypted traffic by executing Secure Socket Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) inspection.
To overcome such risky challenges, all you need is –
The FortiGate Network Firewall : One Network Firewall Solution to Protect an Extended Enterprise
FortiGate Network Firewalls (also known as Fortinet FortiGate Next Generation firewalls [NGFWs]) use specially designed Security Processors (SPUs) with system-on-a-chip (SOC) to significantly improve user experience, narrowing space and power needs. FortiGate Next Generation firewall delivers flexible performance of Threat Protection, IPsec VPN, SSL inspection and ultra-low latency for protecting internal segments as well as mission critical surroundings.
Its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered capabilities validates protection to shield the business enterprise network from recognized and unrecognized attacks.
FortiGate Network Firewall is a core part of the Fortinet Security Fabric. When a FortiGate Network Firewall detects any malware, it communicates with the Security Fabric & intelligently shares threat reports with the rest of the enterprise IT infrastructure to provide speedy and automated protection.
Policies created for any one fortinet security solution can be applied to the rest of the fortinet security solutions in the network architecture through Fortinet Security Fabric which gives you the consistency and coordination control across the network.
For e.g., If FortiEDR (Fortinet Endpoint Detection and Response) tool running on a user’s endpoint detects any malicious IP or URL then it not only blocks the communication as per the defined security policies at the endpoint where it has detected but also shares the information to the FortiGate Network Firewall via Fortinet Security Fabric and then firewall automatically blocks that particular malicious URL without any user involvement and without affecting the other users.
Fortinet Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) helps to protect mission-critical applications by providing virtual patching and protection against vulnerabilities, exploits as well as application risks.
Forti-Authenticator allows the trusted identities only to get the access of organization’s resources.
To catch the unauthorized applications, hidden threats and control external risks; it is necessary to have complete visibility across the network surface. Fortinet Network Firewalls provide deep visibility into applications, users, internal segments and networks as well as it can also control internal risks by segmenting, detecting, isolating and stopping lateral movement of threats.
Fortinet’s Centralized Security Management simplifies the operations by providing the single console through which all of your fortinet products can be managed, gives you the overall view of what is happening in your network, allows you to create and manage more granular policies as well as network optimization also.