Fortinet expands security services offerings to protect digital infrastructures

August 21, 2021 | 14:03
Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has just announced an expansion to its FortiCare and FortiGuard security services offerings, adding a new security service called FortiTrust.
Fortinet expands security services offerings to protect digital infrastructures
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FortiTrust security services offer user-based licensing across all networks, endpoints, and clouds, which traditionally have been siloed. Initial service levels are being offered for zero trust network access (ZTNA) and identity verification, with more offerings forthcoming.

“As the digital attack surface expands with billions of edges that need to be protected, organisations are struggling to support an array of point security solutions and disparate services. Solution and services sprawl has now grown too difficult and too expensive to manage when they are siloed across various form factors,” said John Maddison, executive vice president and CMO at Fortinet. “Fortinet is redefining services by expanding its security services options – which currently include FortiCare and FortiGuard – with FortiTrust, enabling a unified offering with one licensing model for flexible consumption options across networks, endpoints, and clouds.”

FortiTrust provides security services that follow the user across an organisation’s entire security platform, enabling organisations to easily manage and secure across all form factors. Other benefits of the new offering include flexible user-based licensing of security services; integrated single license for security services; easy implementation of new security services; and easy options to upgrade and migrate between services.

As a result of Fortinet’s expanded services offerings, organisations can further protect the growing digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data centre to the cloud, to the home office and more.

FortiTrust adds to Fortinet’s existing FortiCare and FortiGuard security services portfolio.

Accordingly, FortiCare services are available for all Fortinet Security Fabric products. FortiCare offers three levels of services, including Essential, Premium, and Elite, all providing 24x7 technical support and timely issue resolution.

FortiCare also offers several product and account-based services options to address the unique needs of any organisation. Through FortiCare, organisations have access to Fortinet experts to help accelerate technology implementation, provide reliable assistance through advanced support, and offer proactive care to maximise security and performance of Fortinet deployments.

Meanwhile, FortiGuard Security Services provide organisations different services tied to their Fortinet devices, enabling coordinated and consistent real-time defense for the latest cyberattacks.

FortiGuard Security Services are tuned around different customer segments to include individual services for enterprises, bundles for commercial, and packages for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Leveraging industry-leading threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs, FortiGuard Security Services offer a suite of market-leading, AI-enabled security capabilities that continuously assess risks and automatically adjust protection across the Fortinet Security Fabric.

Expanding on the Fortinet Security Fabric’s ability to protect people, devices, applications, and data everywhere, FortiTrust provides organisations a unified services offering to secure across any network, endpoint, or cloud with simplified consumption and one licensing model for all form factors.

As a result of Fortinet’s expanded services offerings, organisations can further protect the growing digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data centre to the cloud, to the home office and more.

FortiTrust’s initial services portfolio includes FortiTrust Access and FortiTrust Identity with additional services options for secure access service edge (SASE) and cloud access security broker (CASB) planned to be released.

FortiTrust Access enables organisations to deploy zero trust network access (ZTNA) with user-based licensing. ZTNA is crucial for maintaining consistent protection, visibility, and control across today’s hybrid and highly distributed networks.

ZTNA enables organisations to extend secure access controls to applications for any user. FortiTrust Access provides organisations services for ZTNA, including the ZTNA agent and cloud-based orchestration.

This further builds on Fortinet’s ZTNA solutions which uniquely identify and classify all users and devices seeking network and application access, regardless if users and their devices are on or off the network or applications are on-premises or in a cloud environment.

Another FortiTrust service level is FortiTrust Identity. FortiTrust Identity offers cloud-based multi-factor authentication for identify verification. FortiTrust Identity complements FortiTrust Access, providing the necessary multi-factor authentication recommended for controlling application access.

All Fortinet services are also available through partners, presenting an opportunity for channel partners to further grow their business and offerings to customers.

By Anh Duc

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