Fortinet- the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has announced details of its new Secure Access Architecture. This new framework expands Fortinet’s innovative internal segmentation cybersecurity strategy, enabling organisations to seamlessly segment devices and the access layers across wired and wireless networks. The Secure Access Architecture provides a broad platform of integrated, high-performance cybersecurity solutions that span from the client to the Cloud and everything in between.
As per Gartner, “there will be 33 billion connected endpoints by the year 2020 with a majority comprised of new “headless” device types driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). The proliferation of devices and applications is posing serious challenges for organisations that need to ensure the protection of their entire network and guard against advanced cybersecurity threats. The alarming gap between the expanding access layer and adequate cybersecurity protections have been highlighted in Fortinet’s own independent research.
“As the probable first line of defence for an organisation’s infrastructure, the access layer hasn’t received the amount of attention it deserves with regard to cybersecurity,” said Michael Xie, Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer at Fortinet. “Leveraging our extensive portfolio of cutting-edge solutions and exceptional engineering capabilities, Fortinet is uniquely positioned to change that,” he added.
Fortinet’s Secure Access Architecture is designed to meet the ever-expanding demands for connectivity, while providing the high-performance cybersecurity protection that only Fortinet can deliver.
Fortinet’s Secure Access Architecture is engineered to deliver integrated protection against data breaches and cybersecurity threats at the access layer, while unifying network operations and administration. This eases the management burden on IT and arms administrators with advanced tools for deep analytics and reporting, while providing them with a flexible and broad set of access deployment offerings like:
Infrastructure: Advanced access technologies for highly mobile environments, this fast and flexible deployment option includes Fortinet’s most advanced security and networking appliances and services.
Integrated: Unified all-in-one security and access technologies are ideal for organisations seeking hyper scalability and simplified administration with integrated management of both security and access through a single pane of glass.
Cloud: Controller-less, Cloud managed wireless access points with integrated Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities is the ultimate deployment offering for organisations that want integrated security and access managed entirely in the Cloud.
The Secure Access Architecture also encompasses a breadth of advanced solutions within Fortinet’s broad end-to-end cybersecurity platform, including end-point management, wireless access points, switches, wireless LAN management, application control, advanced unified management and many more. These solutions are all backed by FortiGuard Labs’ industry-leading threat intelligence research and advanced cybersecurity services.