May 6, 2015 at 9:24 AM EDT

Fortinet Delivers High-Performance Network Security for Microsoft Azure

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/15 -- Fortinet®(NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft(NASDAQ: MSFT) to provide high-performance network security for Microsoft Azure. Fortinet's unrivaled FortiGate-VM next generation firewall helps enable Azure enterprise customers to improve security for their cloud-based workloads and meet security and compliance requirements.

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, application control, VPN, along with additional security controls within their Azure Virtual Network.

"As a global leader in IT infrastructure services, Microsoft is an ideal choice for Fortinet to collaborate with," said John Maddison, vice president, marketing products at Fortinet. "The announcement of our expanded relationship for Azure further extends both Fortinet's broad cloud computing portfolio and our commitment to protecting customer applications in cloud environments."

FortiGate-VM at a Glance
Fortinet's FortiGate virtual appliances mitigate security blind spots by implementing essential security controls within cloud infrastructures. They also allow for the rapid provisioning of security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security-enhanced and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, organizations can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual solutions, operating together and managed from a common centralized platform.

Fortinet Virtual Appliance Advantage
Today's announcement follows news Fortinet announced last year on the ability to acquire VPN access to Azure.

"We are excited to have Fortinet's network security solutions available via a 'bring your own license' subscription on the Azure marketplace," said Corey Sanders, director of Program Management, Microsoft Azure. "By bringing the Fortinet security platform to our cloud offering, Fortinet is providing scalable, enhanced security controls to customers around the world."

Fortinet FortiGate-VM will be available in the Azure Marketplace in June 2015.

About Fortinet
Fortinet(NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments -- be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 200,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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