Fortinet passes Malware Protection Test with flying colours

August 17, 2020 | 18:37
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Fortinet’s advanced endpoint security, which included FortiEDR paired with FortiClient, demonstrated a 100 per cent block rate of exploits, unknown threats, and HTTP malware, with zero false positives on the Malware Protection Test.
fortinet passes malware protection test with flying colours
Fortinet advanced Endpoint security blocks 100 per cent of Malware in AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the results from AV-Comparatives’ Business Malware Protection Test and the Business Real-World Protection Test.

“When a device is targeted with malware, every second counts, and this is more important than ever with the increase in remote work today. To be effective, endpoint security solutions need to incorporate real-time post-execution protection rather than just detection, and then integrate closely with the network and other security components to share telemetry, correlate intelligence, and quickly address increasingly sophisticated threats as part of an automated and coordinated response. Fortinet have received this recognition for its advanced endpoint protection capabilities and remains committed to third-party testing validations for other products within our Security Fabric platforms,” said John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO, Fortinet.

Fortinet’s approach to endpoint security converges protection, detection, and response for powerful security pre- and post-infection. It proactively reduces the attack surface, prevents malware infection, detects and defuses advanced threats in real time, and can automate response and remediation procedures with customisable playbooks. Fortinet endpoint security helps organisations stop breaches in real-time, automatically and efficiently, without overwhelming security teams with a slew of false alarms or disrupting business operations.

With FortiEDR, Fortinet offers the only endpoint protection solution that provides both comprehensive machine learning antimalware pre-execution and behaviour-based post-infection protection. This allows organisations to automatically detect and defuse potential threats in real-time, even on already infected hosts. The defusing post-infection protection layer controls outbound communications and file systems modifications to prevent data exfiltration, lateral movement, and C2 communications, as well as file tampering and ransomware.

With automated Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) functions for threat hunting and incident response, Fortinet endpoint security eliminates the breach response time gap, dwell time, and helps alleviate alert fatigue for stretched security staff. Its broad OS coverage protects workstations, servers, and virtual machines, including legacy and embedded operating systems.

Further, FortiClient can also be deployed as an essential and integral component of the Fortinet Security Fabric, delivering endpoint visibility, network access control and automated threat response.

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