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Fortinet unveils industry-leading security framework

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FortinetFortinet, the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, announced its new Software-Defined Network Security (SDNS) framework designed to provide advanced threat protection through the integration of security into the modern, agile data center environment.

This new framework provides a clear vision and actionable steps in delivering a comprehensive approach to securing the data center, while providing the most extensible platform for infrastructure integration with technology partners including HP, Ixia, PLUMgrid, Pluribus Networks, Extreme Networks and NTT. “SDN Security redefines advanced cyber security in a world where data centers are being transformed by the adoption of virtualization, cloud computing, and now software-defined networking,” the company said in an official statement.

The new Fortinet SDN Security framework exemplifies the company’s innovations across all principal layers of the network architecture:

  • Data Plane – the encapsulation of security engines from fixed hardware boxes into logical instances that can be more scalably distributed and embedded deep into virtualized switching fabric and abstracted network flows.
  • Control Plane – the orchestration and automation of security policy with provisioning of elastic workloads to eliminate security and compliance gaps in highly agile, dynamic environments.
  • Management Plane – a ‘single pane-of-glass’ for security policy and events across physical and virtual appliances, private and public clouds, and throughout converged infrastructure to ensure a consistent and compliant security posture.

“There is likely no single SDN platform that all enterprise and service provider customers are going to standardize on,” said Rajesh Maurya, Country Manager, India & SAARC for Fortinet.

Fortinet Expands Partner Ecosystem to Meet Customer Data Center Requirements

As part of its overall data center strategy, Fortinet has been working closely with a large and growing number of partners to tightly integrate security within their key infrastructure platforms. These platforms include SDN controllers, orchestration frameworks, hypervisors, cloud management, security management and analytics. Fortinet is currently working with more than two-dozen technology providers to ensure protection from cyber threats through Fortinet’s advanced SDN Security.

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