Fortinet’s New Framework Segments Devices and Access Layers Across Wired and Wireless Networks to Enhance Security
Fortinet’s newly announced Secure Access Architecture expands the cybersecurity solution provider’s Internal Segmentation cybersecurity strategy by providing a broad platform of integrated, high-performance cybersecurity solutions that span from the client to the cloud, and everything in between.
It is designed to deliver integrated protection against data breaches and cybersecurity threats at the access layer, while unifying network operations and administration by segmenting devices and the access layers across wired and wireless networks.
“As the probable first line of defense for an organization’s infrastructure, the access layer hasn’t received the amount of attention it deserves in regards to cybersecurity. Leveraging our extensive portfolio of cutting-edge solutions and exceptional engineering capabilities, Fortinet is uniquely positioned to change that,” said Michael Xie, Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer at Fortinet.
He cited the research firm, Gartner, which predicted that there will be 33 billion connected endpoints by the year 2020, with a majority comprising new ‘headless’ device types driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). To an organization, each device – if left unchecked – could be a potential entryway and threat to the network. “We’ve made access infrastructure security a priority and have architected a solution that integrates scalable, flexible, high-performance access networks with state-of-the-art cybersecurity technologies. Leveraging Fortinet’s Secure Access Architecture, our customers can enjoy the very best access layer security in the market,” said Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Fortinet.
A key component of their strategy is to securely isolate the access layers from mission-critical infrastructure and high-value data. This is done using Fortinet’s Internal Segmentation, which is a new generation of firewalls that can keep up with the multi-gigabit speeds of internal networks.