Fortinet, Inc.
Feb 27, 2018

Fortinet Delivers Third Generation of Network Security with the Evolution of its Security Fabric

FortiOS 6.0 delivers more than 200 new capabilities across Security Fabric to automate security operations and protect the digital attack surface

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Accelerate 18 --

Michael Xie, founder, president and chief technology officer at Fortinet
"Digital transformation is creating new operating and service delivery models that provide undeniable value to users through technologies such as IoT, mobile computing and cloud-based services, generating a vast digital attack surface. As the speed and scale of cyber threats expands, security must take on its own transformation by integrating into all areas of digital technology and be able to translate user intent into automated business response. FortiOS 6.0 delivers hundreds of new features and capabilities that were designed to provide the broad visibility, integrated threat intelligence and automated response required for digital business."

News Summary
Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced at its global partner and user conference, Accelerate 18, the evolution of its Security Fabric architecture with the release of FortiOS 6.0, the world's most deployed network security operating system. With more than 200 new features and capabilities, enterprises will benefit from new levels of security operations automation and advanced protections for their expanding digital attack surfaces.

Broad Visibility, Integrated Detection and Automated Response
According to a Gartner survey, in EMEA, 47 percent of the CIO respondents have a dedicated digital business team. It also revealed that few of these teams (16 percent) are made up of IT associates only. "While IT delivery is still a responsibility of the CIO, achieving revenue growth and developing digital transformation were identified most often as top business priorities for organizations in 2018," according to Gartner.*

As companies look to transform everything from their business operating models to service delivery methods, they are adopting technologies such as mobile computing, IoT and multi-cloud networks to achieve business agility, automation and scale. The increasing digital connectedness of organizations is driving the requirement for a security transformation, where security is integrated into applications, devices, and cloud networks to protect business data spread across these complex environments.

The Fortinet Security Fabric is an integrated and automated security framework designed to protect today's dynamic networks. It provides the broad visibility, integrated detection of advanced threats, and automated response, combined with the continuous trust assessment required to secure today's digital business.

Available in Q1 2018, the FortiOS 6.0 release provides critical capabilities required to secure the growing attack surface spurred by digital transformation. Some key new features and capabilities across the Security Fabric solution areas include:

Network Security:

Multi-Cloud Security:

IoT Endpoint Security:

Advanced Threat Protection (ATP):

Email & Web Applications:

Security Management & Analytics:

Unified Access:

Business Precise Segmentation Delivers Foundation for Intent-Based Network Security
Fortinet introduces business precise segmentation through tagging, delivering the building blocks enterprises need to move towards intent-based network security. Organizations can tag devices, interfaces and objects at the business, entity, and network level and set global policies for automatic enforcement when new objects are created on the network. This level of tagging is foundational to intent-based network security architecture as it enables business precise segmentation, automated management and control of all network elements.

Fortinet Accelerate 18 Global Partner and User Conference
Fortinet also announced today at its annual global partner and user conference, Accelerate 18, its FortiGuard Artificial Intelligence (AI) advanced threat detection system.

Supporting Quotes

"We know our customers demand reliability, speed and a high level of service. We chose Fortinet in our move to an SD-WAN based network because of their combination of cutting-edge networking capabilities and world-class security, all through one management interface for both LAN access and SD-WAN. And most importantly, with Fortinet's Security Fabric, we know we'll stay protected against evolving security risks from the local area network to the cloud, thanks to proactive threat detection and mitigation. With Fortinet as our partner and its commitment to security innovation as demonstrated with its FortiOS 6.0 release, we know we'll have secure power for today and be powerful enough for tomorrow."
- Jonathan Merrell, chief information officer at Alorica

"Our customers' already find managing their IT environments a challenge.  With deployment of multi-cloud environments, technologies like SD-WAN making waves in the industry, and the influx of IoT devices onto corporate networks, the task of management is only increasing in complexity. Ensuring consistent visibility, effective control, and seamless management across these ever-expanding environments has become a top priority for many IT leaders.  Fortinet is a leader in the security space, and a trusted partner, who brings a high level of value to the equation with their unique Security Fabric Architecture approach; an architecture which allows for unification of management panes, and integration into not just Fortinet technology, but third party technologies as well. With their latest release of FortiOS 6.0, we can now more effectively meet the evolving demands of our customer base, by providing technologies that enable more advanced, integrated and certainly automated security capabilities into their dynamic environments."
- Josh King, director of Security Solutions at Carousel Industries

"Using a single partner for integrated protection across multiple threat vectors, from public cloud workloads to email SaaS applications, is a key priority for ShipServ. Fortinet is an all-in-one cyber security company with a common, intuitive security management interface across all the Fortinet Security Fabric solutions, making it much easier to support. Protecting a hybrid cloud and on-premise environment can be very complex and we couldn't achieve this level of integrated, automated security without the Fortinet Security Fabric solutions we've implemented."
- Dominic Aslan, vice president of IT operations at ShipServ

Additional Resources

*Gartner Press Release, "Gartner Survey Shows Digital Business Is Turning CIOs Into Business Leaders," 7 November 2017.

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security features without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 330,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.    


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