Security in the cloud is intended to increase the organizations confidence to deploy applications in the cloud and by such improve overall organizational agility and ability to respond to market demand. By leveraging Fortinet’s Security Fabric solutions to deploy use case driven security capabilities, organizations benefit from market leading security with streamlined management functionality. Following is a set of common deployment scenarios of Fortinet’s Security Fabric:
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application usage is often unregulated and unsecure. A lack of visibility and control on SaaS applications usage heightens risk.
FortiCASB-SaaS leverages the SaaS application API to monitor all SaaS activity and configuration of multiple SaaS services.
FortiCASB-SaaS provides centralized, detailed visibility on all SaaS applications usage. This enables organizations to implement uniform application control and security policies, protect their sensitive data against advanced threats, and support security compliance and governance.
Commonly cloud-based applications are using web services to communicate internally as well as outwards. Such applications are vulnerable to various threats and the organizations operating these applications are often required to meet compliance requirements.
Fortinet offers a variety of web application security solutions that are ideally suited for cloud-based customers. FortiWeb-VM, a purpose-built industry-leading web application firewall offered on all major cloud platforms, secures web services application programming interfaces (APIs), as well as front-end web applications to protect from known and unknown threats. Through integration with FortiWeb, FortiGate-VMs centrally enforce security policies and provide increased visibility. FortiCloud Sandbox Service performs dynamic analysis to identify previously unknown malware.
Security posture is often inconsistent between data centers and clouds, leading to poor network visibility and complex security management. Connectivity needs to be protected between cloud environments and data centers.
FortiGate next-generation firewall (NGFW) and cloud security solutions offer best-of-breed secure connectivity, network segmentation, and application security for hybrid-cloud-based deployments. They provide centralized, consistent security policy enforcement and connect through a high-speed VPN tunnel. FortiGate-VMs deployed in the public cloud can securely communicate and share consistent policies with FortiGate NGFWs of any form factor provisioned in a private data center.
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