Fortinet, a world leader in high-performance network security has announced that the company’s FortiGate security platform is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a division of Amazon.com, Inc., in the AWS Marketplace.
FortiGate-VM is strategically designed to help customers better mitigate potential blind spots by implementing critical network security controls including bi-directional stateful firewalling, intrusion prevention and VPN within their virtual private cloud (VPC). Today’s announcement marks the fourth Fortinet security solution available on AWS.
Last year, the company announced the availability of FortiManager-VM and FortiAnalyzer-VM on AWS, which enable customers to deploy security management and reporting to all FortiGate and FortiGate-VM security technologies running at the edge, in internal networks, at remote offices, within core data centers or deployed in the cloud. And they’re able to do it from a single, centralized management platform. In 2012, the company released FortiWeb-VM for Web application security, which helps secure Web applications and meet compliance requirements.
“Our unique and innovative business model delivers a secure and reliable payment model that helps prevent fraud for our customers and their loved ones,” said James Burns, director of security for True Link Financial. “Since we had already invested in Fortinet security solutions for our corporate network, when it came to processing credit card and other financial transactions securely in our data center, we were confident we could rely on FortiGate-VM on AWS to provide protection, performance and encrypted communications for our mission-critical services.”
“We are pleased to see Fortinet continuing to expand its offerings on AWS through AWS Marketplace with their FortiGate platform,” said Brian Matsubara, Head of Global Technology Alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “By bringing their security platform to AWS, Fortinet is providing scalable network security controls to customers around the world.”
Fortinet Virtual Appliance Advantage
FortiGate virtual appliances and virtual domains enable the deployment of consolidated network security to protect virtual infrastructure and increase visibility and control over communications within virtualized and multi-tenant cloud environments, particularly in scenarios where it is not feasible to deploy dedicated hardware.
Flexible and Scalable
Fortinet virtual appliances can scale quickly to meet demand and protect intra-virtual machine communications by implementing critical security controls.
FortiGate-VM virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances, including government certifications.
Users can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances in clouds and virtualized internal data centers, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform. With increasing support for AWS environments, users deploying AWS instances into Amazon EC2 or Amazon VPC can maintain corporate standards for security and compliance in the cloud.
“AWS is a global leader in IT infrastructure services with many enterprise and government agencies utilizing its services. As such, it is essential that Fortinet provides the same enterprise class network security on the AWS cloud as we do for core and edge networks,” says Rajesh Maurya, Country Manager, India & SAARC for Fortinet. “We have a number of customers who have requested we port FortiGate-VM onto AWS, and we’re happy to report that the technology is ready today.”