Fortinet launches managed Cloud-Native Firewall on AWS

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FortiGate Cloud-Native Firewall (FortiGate CNF) on Amazon Web Services (AWS), an enterprise-grade, managed next-generation firewall service specifically designed for AWS environments, has been made available by Fortinet, a global provider of broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions. FortiGate CNF includes FortiGuard AI-powered Security Services for real-time detection and protection against malicious external and internal threats, and is powered by FortiOS for a consistent network security experience across AWS and on-premises environments.

“Organizations that are accelerating their cloud adoption may not have the resources or time to build, scale or adapt their cloud security to meet the pace of their business. As a managed next-generation firewall service, FortiGate CNF removes the heavy lifting around network security operations and provides a frictionless experience to help customers easily deploy best-in-class security on the cloud,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet. 

Customers can focus more on their core competencies and deploying effective security policies to protect their business-critical applications and data by outsourcing network security infrastructure management to Fortinet via FortiGate CNF. FortiGate CNF, which supports AWS natively and is now available in AWS Marketplace, provides customers with immediate access to FortiGuard AI-powered Security Services for enterprise-grade protection, such as URL filtering, DNS filtering, IPS, application control, and other FortiGuard security services that organizations rely on.

FortiGate CNF enables customers to realize the following benefits:

  • Region-wide network protection at optimized costs: FortiGate CNF is designed to easily aggregate security across cloud networks, availability zones and virtual private clouds (VPCs) in a cloud region. It also natively supports AWS to help optimize cloud security spend and uses AWS Graviton instances to deliver better price performance than other offerings.  
  • Simplified network security operations with cloud-native integrations: FortiGate CNF provides a simple, intuitive user interface (UI) that minimizes the need for security expertise and makes it easy to define and deploy robust security policies including dynamic meta-data based policies on AWS. This AWS support helps security teams move at the speed and scale of applications teams, while support of AWS Gateway Load Balancer eliminates do-it-yourself automation and helps secure Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) environments while improving high availability and scaling. Additionally, support of AWS Firewall Manager simplifies security management and automates security rollout.
  • Increased compliance with consistent enterprise-grade security across on-prem and cloud deployments: According to 78% of respondents in a recent survey of more than 800 cybersecurity professionals, a cloud security platform with a single dashboard could help them better protect data across their cloud footprint and strengthen their security posture. FortiGate CNF offers an easy-to-use dashboard for managing security policies across a customer’s AWS deployments. It also provides a single pane of glass through FortiManager as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric platform to centralize policy management, increase visibility, and automate policy enforcement on AWS and beyond. This capability enables teams to seamlessly apply security controls across hybrid cloud and on-premises deployments.
  • Enhanced with AI-powered global threat intelligence: FortiGate CNF includes a suite of trusted FortiGuard AI-powered security services, developed and continually improved by FortiGuard Labs. Using AI/machine learning (ML) models, FortiGate CNF with FortiGuard Security Services enables a proactive security posture and remediation of known and unknown threats based on real-time threat intelligence, behavior-based detection and automated prevention.
Fortinet and AWS – Better Together

FortiGate CNF is the most recent example of Fortinet’s dedication to providing cloud-native services to our customers. Fortinet’s collaboration with AWS ensures that customers’ public cloud workloads are safeguarded by best-in-class security solutions powered by extensive threat intelligence. Fortinet’s support for key AWS services simplifies security management by allowing full visibility across environments and providing comprehensive protection for your workloads and applications. Fortinet Security Fabric, the industry’s highest performing cybersecurity mesh platform, delivers security-driven networking and adaptive cloud protection for the ultimate flexibility and control required to build in the cloud at any stage of a customer’s migration to the cloud.

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