Fortinet Announces Virtual Appliances for Cloud Security
The new line-up includes new FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiMail Virtual Appliances.
Fortinet(FTNT) announced four new virtual appliances that extend the company's ability to deliver security across virtualized and cloud environments. The FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiMail virtual appliances work together to mitigate security blind spots and increase security controls within virtualized infrastructure environments. As reported on Market Watch, Fortinet's combined solution provides a deeper integration into the virtual environments many customers have adopted, enabling the company to expand the reach of its consolidated security further within the virtual movement.
"The virtual appliances work similarly to their hardware counterparts, in that Fortinet continues to provide virtual Domain (VDOM) and Administrative Domain (ADOM) technologies for securing and managing virtual and multi-tenant environments. The virtualization technologies work in conjunction with industry-standard Virtual LANs (VLANs) to enable a single virtual or physical Fortinet device to support hundreds of domains within the environment, providing essential visibility and security controls between zones while maintaining the benefits of virtualization. "