Fortinet | October 11, 2023
Fortinet has announced the introduction of two new campus switches, the FortiSwitch 2000 and 600.
These systems are designed with high performance and port density, ensuring they meet the requirements of modern campuses and can easily scale as connectivity demands increase.
Organizations require high-performance switches that smartly manage AP traffic and prevent bottlenecks to ensure network availability and a favorable user experience.
Fortinet, a leading global cybersecurity provider pioneering the integration of networking and security, has unveiled two new campus switches, the FortiSwitch 600 and 2000. These switches cater to the expanding connectivity and security requirements of campus, offering embedded intelligence, high performance, and seamless integration with FortiGuard AI-Powered Security Services and Fortinet’s AIOps management tools.
The FortiSwitch 600 series is an innovative multi-gigabit secure campus access switch featuring up to 5GE access and 25GE uplinks. This switch optimizes network performance by smartly managing traffic from next-generation APs to crucial business destinations. On the other hand, the FortiSwitch 2000 series is a robust campus core switch specifically designed for larger, intricate campus setups. It aggregates high-performance access switches such as the FortiSwitch 600. Both series come with a dual power supply, ensuring the redundancy essential for today's high-performance campuses.
Chief Marketing Officer and EVP of Product Strategy at Fortinet, John Maddison, stated,
Fortinet has delivered secure switching solutions for 20 years, making it uniquely positioned to enable customers with a robust secure connectivity solution for the entire LAN. We’re the only vendor providing fully converged wireless and wired AI-powered security and networking through a single platform, providing security and visibility from the moment a user or device connects to the network.
[Source – Globe Newswire]
Numerous organizations are investing in next-gen wireless access points (APs) to offer increased connectivity as users demand more bandwidth than ever before. However, legacy switching solutions often cannot keep up. To ensure positive user experience and network availability, organizations require high-performance switches that intelligently coordinate AP traffic and prevent bottlenecks in order.
Jeff Howlett, Chief Information Officer at Meredith College, said,
Our campus environment supports thousands of faculty and students, and Fortinet switches assisted us modernize our infrastructure to provide the consistent connectivity and Power-over-Ethernet they require. And by managing all of our switches through FortiGate NGFWs, we consolidated point products into a unified platform that provides more visibility into potential security risks than we have ever had before.
[Source – Globe Newswire]
For the past two decades, Fortinet has been at the forefront of integrating networking and security in both wired and wireless LAN solutions. The newly introduced switches are the latest enhancements to its secure connectivity platform, offering complete access control, security, and unified management across the entire LAN infrastructure.
Network Threat Detection
GlobeNewswire | October 18, 2023
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, today announced the expansion of its SASE Points-of-Presence (POPs) to new locations through a partnership with Google Cloud. The partnership allows Fortinet to leverage Google Cloud’s global network edge locations closest to their regions of presence, which deliver dedicated interconnect and 99.99% service availability, to accelerate the expansion of Fortinet’s Universal SASE solution.
Single-vendor SASE is a critical architecture organizations adopt to connect their hybrid workforces securely. A robust network of SASE POPs that are scalable and globally available is crucial to delivering a superior user experience while enabling a strong security posture.
By leveraging Google Cloud, Fortinet Universal SASE is even better positioned to serve a more extensive global footprint, ensuring that customers can seamlessly connect and secure their hybrid workforces to critical applications, said Michael Xie, Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer of Fortinet. This partnership will expand our global POP resources and accelerate customer adoption of Fortinet’s Universal SASE solution. And because our SD-WAN solution is natively integrated with our SASE offering, Fortinet’s global SD-WAN customers now have an even broader ability to easily adopt integrated cloud-delivered security to implement a comprehensive Universal SASE solution.
“Organizations worldwide rely on the Google Cloud for critical networking and access,” said Muninder Sambi, Vice President and GM of Networking at Google Cloud. “Our expanded partnership with Fortinet can enable high uptime for customers looking to support their hybrid workforces with Fortinet’s SASE solution, along with the advantages of using Google Cloud’s Cross-Cloud Network, which include lower costs and improved application experiences.”
Converging Networking and Security with Fortinet Universal SASE
Fortinet’s Universal SASE solution uniquely converges networking and security to support today’s hybrid workforce, expanding network edges and new microbranches to enable secure access to applications while providing high ROI through consolidation and improved digital user experience. Fortinet’s solution includes an extended portfolio of critical technologies and services that enable organizations to adopt a zero-trust security posture by effectively applying and monitoring context-based policies regardless of the resource a user is accessing. Fortinet Universal SASE offers a high-performance and scalable cloud network with best-in-class AI-powered security, unified management, and end-to-end digital experience monitoring to ensure secure access to web, corporate, and SaaS applications.
Fortinet is the pioneer and leader of secure SD-WAN, the foundation of its Universal SASE solution. Universal SASE uses the same FortiOS operating system and AI-powered security services as its secure SD-WAN and cloud-delivered security service edge (SSE) solutions. This unique integrated approach extends secure web gateway (SWG), zero-trust network access (ZTNA), cloud access security broker (CASB), and Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS) solutions to its Universal SASE solution, enabling seamless connectivity, consistent end-to-end threat protection, and optimal user experience.
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Fortinet | November 06, 2023
Fortinet prioritizes secure networking, universal SASE, and security operations to expand globally and innovate in cybersecurity.
Secure networking is estimated to reach $86 billion by 2027 and universal SASE $36 billion, aligning with the strategic change.
Focusing on cybersecurity growth strengthens Fortinet's commitment to customer value and innovation.
Fortinet, a global leader in cybersecurity, is focusing its business strategy on high-growth markets, emphasizing secure networking, universal secure access service edge (SASE), and security operations. This shift will drive innovation and reinforce its commitment to customers. Fortinet is reorganizing its research & development (R&D) and go-to-market (GTM) strategies around the three markets mentioned. They will develop integrated and advanced products to cater to these areas.
Fortinet operates globally, serving hyperscale customers and promoting cybersecurity technologies. The three core markets Fortinet is concentrating on are secure networking, universal SASE, and security operations. These markets are expected to experience substantial growth, and Fortinet has a competitive advantage in them. This strategy aims to expand Fortinet's global business and provide value to its customers. The company is aligning with areas of high demand in the cybersecurity sector. Its current collection of organically developed and integrated products and services enjoys a notable competitive edge in the aforementioned three crucial markets:
The market for secure networking is anticipated to reach $86 billion by 2027, expanding at a rate of nearly nine percent per year. 5G gateways, network firewalls, secure switches, and access points comprise the majority of its composition. With the expansion of its firewall business, Fortinet anticipates a corresponding increase in revenue for its FortiGuard Security Services, which are propelled by artificial intelligence (AI). Secure networking remains an integral component of Fortinet's strategy, given that it dominates both firewall revenues and units shipped in its greatest addressable market.
Also, by 2027, the universal SASE market is anticipated to reach $36 billion, representing an annual expansion of nearly 20%. The system integrates various cloud-native networking and security technologies, including SD-WAN, secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), data loss prevention (DLP), zero-trust network access (ZTNA), SASE, and others. Its purpose is to streamline the process of implementing a zero-trust strategy. All functions of the SASE solution developed by Fortinet can be executed either in an appliance or in the cloud. This capability is facilitated by a unified management console, networking and security layer, and operating system. Recently, Fortinet was positioned in the inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for Single-Vendor SASE in 2023.
Lastly, the security operations market is anticipated to reach $78 billion by 2027, expanding at slightly more than 14% per year. Fortinet's SecOps platform is the most comprehensive, integrated, and broad in the industry, enabling organizations to gain control and insight into their distributed operations through security orchestration, endpoint detection and response (EDR), automation and response (SOAR), security information and event management (SIEM), network detection and response (NDR), and additional integrated enterprise-grade cybersecurity technologies.
Complementing Fortinet's R&D expenditures are strategic realignments in its GTM investments, concentrating on security operations, universal SASE, and secure networking. With the assistance of marketing support and training, sales will be structured in accordance with these three strategic areas in order to increase market penetration and consumer engagement.