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New OS and appliances for critical Web applications: Fortinet Malaysia

AvantiKumar | May 29, 2013
Networking security firm balances performance with security in heavy data environments.

George Chang - Fortinet's Regional Director for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong modified 

Photo - Dato' Seri George Chang, Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, Fortinet.


To meet security demands in heavy data traffic environments, networking security firm Fortinet has introduced its next-generation operating system for Web application firewall solutions as well as new enterprise-level FortiWeb appliances, it said.

Fortinet regional vice president, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, Dato' Seri George Chang said the new solutions provide important new security advancements to protect against increasingly malicious application layer attacks.

The new FortiWeb 5 OS, which is backward compatible with the entire FortiWeb family, features critical security advancements that include the ability to accurately identify the origin of Web application traffic to proactively distinguish between legitimate and malicious sources, said Chang.

"The introduction of FortiWeb 5 and our new high-end Web application firewalls are designed for the most demanding enterprises and service providers," he said. "Not only are we introducing more intelligent protection against the OWASP Top 10 threats, we're delivering new appliances that leverage an application-aware load balancing engine to distribute traffic and route content across multiple Web servers. The FortiWeb product line combines the best of both worlds - the industry's most advanced Web application security with optimal performance."

Chang said FortiWeb has the ability to distinguish between legitimate known search engine requests, scanners, crawlers and other threshold based tools. "This expands the bot identification and analysis coverage recently introduced with the FortiGuard IP Reputation service, which monitors IPs that are compromised or behaving abnormally."

In addition, Fortinet has also launched three new Web application firewall appliances: the FortiWeb-3000D, FortiWeb-3000DFsx and FortiWeb-4000D, which are designed for large enterprises, service providers and large data centres that require high performance Web application security.

The FortiWeb-3000D and FortiWeb-3000DFsx support up to 1.5 Gbps (Gigabits per second) of throughput while the FortiWeb-4000D supports up 4 Gbps, said Chang. "The new appliances are 50 to 100 percent faster than their predecessors and provide robust protection against the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 risks and aid in PCI DSS 6.6 compliance."

The FortiWeb 5 OS is available as a free update to all existing customers with a valid support contract.

Fortinet_FortiWeb-3000D modifiedPhoto - Fortinet FortiWeb 3000D


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