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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are ever evolving and use a variety of technologies. To successfully combat these attacks, you need a dynamic, multi layered security solution. Fortinet FortiDDoS protects from both known and zero day attacks with very low latency. Fortinet FortiDDoS is easy to deploy and manage, and includes comprehensive reporting and analysis tools. Fortinet FortiDDoS achieves superior and faster DDoS protection with 100% ASIC based Layer-3, Layer-4, and Layer-7 DDoS protection. Behavior based DDoS protection to eliminate need for signature files. Ability to monitor hundreds of thousands parameters simultaneously for complete coverage. Optional cloud based monitoring. Minimal false positive detections through continuous threat evaluation. Defense against every DDoS attack — bulk volumetric, Layer-7 application, and SSL/HTTPS.  Fortinet uses state of the art technology with Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), inline symmetric or asymmetric deployments.

DDoS attacks are some of the oldest of Internet threats. Despite that, due their simplicity and effectiveness, they continue to be a top risk for public services around the world. As protections have evolved, the technology used by hackers has adapted and become much more sophisticated. New attack types now target applications and services, and not only are bulk Layer-3 and Layer-4 DDoS events becoming more sophisticated but many times they are masked in apparently legitimate traffic, or combined in unique new zero-day attacks, making it very difficult to detect them. Fortinet is the only company to use a 100% custom ASIC approach to its DDoS products and uses a 100% adaptive behavior based method to identify threats. Fortinet offers unmatched DDoS detection and mitigation performance with less than 50 microsecond latency. Fortinet appliances are easy to deploy and manage with automatic learning tools and intuitive GUI. You will get the lowest TCO compared to other hardware and service based DDoS mitigation solutions.

Fortinet FortiDDoS — DDoS Attack Mitigation

The Fortinet FortiASIC — TP2 transaction processors provide both detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks. The FortiASIC — TP2 processor handles all Layer-3, Layer-4 and Layer-7 traffic types, speeding detection and mitigation performance resulting in the lowest latency in the industry. Fortinet FortiDDoS uses a 100% heuristic/behavior-based method to identify threats compared to competitors that rely primarily on signature based matching. Instead of using pre defined signatures to identify attack patterns, Fortinet FortiDDoS builds a baseline of normal activity and then monitors traffic against it. Should an attack begin, Fortinet FortiDDoS sees this as an anomaly and then immediately takes action to mitigate it. You’re protected from known attacks and from the unknown zero day attacks as Fortinet FortiDDoS doesn’t need to wait for a signature file to be updated. Fortinet FortiDDoS handles attack mitigation differently than other solutions. In other DDoS attack mitigation appliances, once an attack starts, it’s 100% blocked until the threat is over.

DDoS Attacks

DDoS attacks continue to remain the top threat to IT security and have evolved in almost every way to do what they do best: shut down your vital online services. Never has a problem been so dynamic and broad-based without being tied to one particular technology. There is almost an unlimited array of tools that hacktivists and cyber terrorists can use to prevent access to your network. Sophisticated DDoS attacks target Layer-7 application services where they are much smaller in size making it nearly impossible for traditional ISP based mitigation methods to detect them. To combat these attacks, you need a solution that is equally dynamic and broad-based. Fortinet’s FortiDDoS Attack Mitigation appliances use behavior based attack detection methods and 100% ASIC based processors to deliver the most advanced and fastest DDoS attack mitigation on the market today. Fortinet FortiDDoS uses a more surgical approach by monitoring normal traffic and then using a reputation penalty scoring system.
Fortinet FortiDDoS

Application Security

Web applications and email systems have long been favorite targets of hackers because they have access to valuable information and they are relatively easy to exploit. A successful attack can result in a variety of devastating consequences including financial loss, damage to brand reputation, and loss of customer trust. Most organizations do not recover from a major security breach, making it absolutely critical to protect your users and customers from threats that target applications and email systems.

Fortinet Data Center Application Security solution consists of a robust and integrated set of products to protect against these attacks. We are the only company that delivers a complete single-vendor solution with the proven performance and security effectiveness to meet the increasing demands of today’s data centers. In addition, our application security solutions can be integrated with Fortinet FortiGate next-generation firewalls and Fortinet FortiSandbox sandbox for extra defenses against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).


The enterprise data center is evolving rapidly with technologies such as virtualization, software-defined networking, and public cloud computing. Trying to apply traditional security to new technologies generally will not be effective. Enterprises need to evaluate their data center initiatives and how they will impact network security to ensure all areas of the data center remain protected. Today’s data centers are dynamic and complex. Security solutions need to be flexible, effective, and easy to manage so they bring order to the chaos instead of adding to it. Fortinet can protect your physical, virtual, and cloud servers with one solution — whether data center, private cloud, or public cloud deployments.

Under constant attack, organizations cannot afford to choose between security and maintaining a high-performance business infrastructure. Your extended enterprise needs proven security that won't compromise performance: from deep within internal segments, to physical and virtual data centers, to dynamic cloud environments. Deploying network security solutions from multiple vendors causes unnecessary complexity and introduces security gaps. The Fortinet Enterprise Firewall Solution delivers industry-leading security effectiveness with unmatched performance capabilities — through one operating system managed within a single pane of glass.

Cloud Security

Cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular among enterprises looking to take advantage of the quick deployment, unprecedented scalability, and cost savings. Private cloud infrastructure, including virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN), are rapidly transforming data centers worldwide. At the same time, organizations are rapidly embracing public clouds, both migrating workloads to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds like AWS and Azure, and adopting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. This results in a hybrid cloud and increasingly multi-cloud environment that is truly borderless for your enterprise users, data, and applications.

Evolving your infrastructure means your security must evolve as well, to protect your enterprise regardless of where your infrastructure and applications are running. If your security can’t keep up with the agile public, private, and hybrid cloud environments of today, gaps in protection will occur. There are a number of deployment methods being used today that require scalable security capable of keeping up with elastic workloads. Fortinet provides comprehensive security for private, public, and hybrid deployments before, during, and after migration — with one solution.


At the heart of Fortinet data center security are the FortiGate data center firewalls which are purpose-built FortiASIC processors that enable this extremely high level of performance. These custom content and network processors provide near-wire speed switching, routing, and stateful firewalling. The network processors eliminate the need for legacy Layer-2 switches and routers within the data center. Instead, FortiGate takes over and performs network segmentation, switching, routing, and network security, all while reducing network complexity.

Furthermore, our integrated architecture provides extremely high throughput and exceptionally low latency, minimizing packet processing while accurately scanning the data for threats. Custom FortiASIC processors deliver content inspection at multi-gigabit speeds. The only way for a network security platform to scale is via purpose-built ASICs to accelerate specific parts of the packet processing and content scanning function. FortiGate technology utilizes Optimum Path Processing (OPP) to optimize the different resources available in packet flow. The FortiASIC can scale to 500 Gbps of firewall throughput independent of packet size while maintaining a high number of sessions and extremely low latency.

Fortinet FortiWeb

FortiWeb provides integration with leading third-party vulnerability scanners including Acunetix, HP WebInspect, IBM AppScan, Qualys and WhiteHat to provide dynamic virtual patches to security issues in application environments. Vulnerabilities found by the scanner are quickly and automatically turned into security rules by FortiWeb to protect the application until developers can address them in the application code. Quarantined IPs HTTP Traffic service protects you from known attack sources like botnets, spammers, anonymous proxies, and sources known to be infected with malicious software.

FortiWeb Security Service is designed just for FortiWeb including items such as application layer signatures, malicious robots, suspicious URL patterns and web vulnerability scanner updates. Finally, FortiWeb offers FortiGuard’s top-rated antivirus engine that scans all file uploads for threats that can infect your servers or other network elements. FortiWeb provides maximum flexibility in supporting your virtual and hybrid environments. The virtual versions of FortiWeb support all the same features as Fortinet hardware-based devices and work with all the top hypervisors.