Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security Services
Security Services And Solutions — Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security Services

Most organizations are in the process of moving from an on—premises data center to a public cloud service and planning to maintain a combination of both conventional IT and public cloud deployments. Building a dynamic hybrid cloud requires open and secure migration of large volumes of data and applications, reliable site—to—site connectivity, and stretching of network topologies across the WAN. Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security secures hybrid deployments with auto—scale of network security efficiency and capacity planning, centralized management for automatic provisioning of multi—layered workload security, site—to—site VPN connectivity to migrate workloads among clouds, segmentation of persistent connections to deliver end—to—end security, and full visibility and control into security logs for better compliance governance. Enterprises are rapidly adopting cloud computing, most while also maintaining existing data centers. This hybrid approach requires effective, efficient security that can protect all deployments with one solution.

With Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security automate Cloud Security with Auto Scaling. Dynamic cloud workloads have peak and off—peak hours. You can no longer manually hair—pin your security process to reliably maps your AWS security postures to scale up and down with your AWS EC2 workload via an AWS CloudFormation template. This template can be held in a repository, making it reproducible and easily deployable, as new instances require secure elasticity. Fortinet delivers a unified security posture across all types of environments through its suite of network security features including firewall, intrusion prevention (IPS), antivirus (AV), application control, WAN optimization, data loss prevention (DLP), web filtering, anti—spam filtering, and explicit proxy on AWS. All features are natively built by Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security and are updated in real—time by FortiGuard advanced threat intelligence, plus can leverage Auto Scaling to create a high—availability environment.  What are these new technologies and how they impact network security in the data center?

Automatically Scale Cloud Security With Ease On AWS

With Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security leverage cloud computing instead of buying new infrastructure is becoming the new normal. In fact, for many organizations, it has become the default choice. Cloud computing fulfills rapid IT environment provisioning needs, allows use of on—demand applications, and enables companies to analyze big data as storage requirements grow. Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security delivers a cost—effective Security—as—a—Service (SaaS) solution on AWS that can help lower operational expenses and reduce security complexity, helping customers fulfill their duties of the Amazon AWS Shared Responsibility Model. Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security provides advanced threat protection to a variety of environments including data centers, environments with distributed locations, and branch offices. Security appliances from Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security seamlessly integrate with AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2) and AWS Virtual Private Cloud (AWS VPC) to minimize risk and mitigate security threats for workloads running on the public cloud.

On–Demand Cloud Security For Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has invested significantly in the cloud infrastructure, applications, and services to deliver Microsoft Azure cloud platform as a highly available global platform. The end result for customers of all sizes—from start—ups to the largest enterprise — is a trusted cloud platform that enables IT agility in building applications without upfront CAPEX commitment. Microsoft is uniquely positioned in the shift to cloud as they have dominated on—premise applications for decades. Now customers have a choice of on—premise, hybrid, and off—premise with a cohesive experience regardless of locations. Current Microsoft customers will benefit from existing licensing and enterprise agreements, making a shift to the cloud easy. In most cases this will lower their overall IT spend—a compelling metric for any CIO/CTO. Fortinet’s cloud security solution is extensible to physical, virtual, and cloud appliances with advanced security orchestration and unified threat protection.

Fortinet Hybrid 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. With Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security 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.

Fortinet Hybrid Cloud Security

FortiCASB is a Fortinet—developed cloud—native Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) subscription service that is designed to provide visibility, compliance, data security, and threat protection for cloud—based services employed by an organization. With support for major SaaS service providers, FortiCASB provides insights into users, behaviors, and data stored in the cloud with comprehensive reporting tools, and provides advanced controls to extend security policies from within the perimeter to SaaS applications.

Gain Insights, Mitigate Threats, and Provide Control for Data Stored in the Cloud. Fortinet FortiCASB is a cloud—native Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) subscription service that is designed to provide visibility, compliance, data security, and threat protection for cloud—based services being used by an organization. With support for major SaaS service providers, FortiCASB provides insights into users, behaviors, and data stored in the cloud with comprehensive reporting tools. It also includes advanced controls to extend security policies from within the network perimeter to SaaS applications.

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.

Security for Cisco ACI — Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) takes in FortiGate appliances (physical and virtual) as Layer—4 through Layer—7 security firewall services. All policy orchestration, provisioning, and scaling are automatic and centrally—profiled based on application heuristics and workloads. Cisco ACI’s unique approach uses a common policy—based operating model across a network that overcomes IT silos and drastically reduces costs and complexity. Security for VMware NSX — Fortinet’s FortiGate VMX solution with VMware NSX protects east—west traffic, which now accounts for up to 80 percent of network traffic.

The Fortinet solution with VMware eliminates the previous process and enables policy—based firewall controls on each VMware vNIC across the data center for east—west traffic inspection. To close security gaps, the solution automatically scales the security features available on each hypervisor joined to the security cluster, where consistent policies and firewall rules are applied. Security for OpenStack based SDN — OpenStack—based clouds provide the environment needed for elastic, on—demand multitenant applications.

Most organizations are in the process of moving from an on-premises data center to a public cloud service and planning to maintain a combination of both conventional IT and public cloud deployments. Building a dynamic hybrid cloud requires open and secure migration of large volumes of data and applications, reliable site—to—site connectivity, and stretching of network topologies across the WAN.

Fortinet secures hybrid deployments with:
  • Auto—scale of network security efficiency and capacity planning.
  • Centralized management for automatic provisioning of multi—layered workload security.
  • Site—to—site VPN connectivity to migrate workloads among clouds.
  • Segmentation of persistent connections to deliver end—to—end security.
  • Full visibility and control into security logs for better compliance governance.

Virtualization and SDN are rapidly transforming data centers into agile, innovative, and cost—effective private clouds. Unfortunately, if your security is an afterthought and can’t keep up with these fast, flexible environments, there can be protection gaps or manual security processes that negate the advantages of network virtualization and SDN. VMware SDN security framework delivers security built for these networks. It defines security evolution across the network architecture. It evolves network security in each conceptual layer of network architecture: the data plane, control plane, and management plane.

As an innovator and leader in data center security appliances, we also offer the largest range of virtual appliances that provide better visibility and control of virtual network traffic with industry—leading scalability, performance, and value. Virtual appliances also facilitate elasticity, automation, and orchestration of the virtual machine form factor. Fortinet provides out—of—the—box integration with leading orchestration platforms such as VMware NSX, Cisco ACI, and OpenStack Neutron, as well as rich API extensibility, so that security policy can be seamlessly applied in logical and dynamic environments. Fortinet’s software—defined security solution is certified by leading SDN and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) platforms and can be applied to any data center cloud environment.

Cloud computing provides elastic and scalable infrastructure for applications, storage, and data that changes the way the world does business. In public clouds, infrastructure is offloaded to cloud providers such AWS and Microsoft Azure, while security becomes a shared responsibility between the cloud service provider (CSP) and the enterprise tenant. Fortinet enables secure workloads in public clouds to ensure privacy and confidentiality while leveraging the cloud benefits of scalability, metering, and time—to—market. Your cloud security must keep up with your cloud instances when they scale. Fortinet embeds the latest AWS Auto Scaling functionality and FortiGate CloudFormation template configuration into our cloud security fabric, providing automation based on resource demand from your cloud workloads.

Fortinet secures the AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) in multiple Availability Zones (AZ) on—demand, to provide highly available advanced network firewall functions, segmentation, and encryption across on-premises and cloud environments. This solution securely extends “cloudbursting” — private—to—public cloud migration — with IPS, URL filtering, antivirus, and application/data threat prevention. We provide top-rated cloud security while offering economies of scale with flexible bring—your—own—license and metering/billing options. Fortinet delivers optimized security for applications and data in Azure and avoids unnecessary security expenditures during cloud migration. FortiGate NGFW creates a purpose—built Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template to deploy and provision all of the resources for your FortiGate in a single, coordinated operation to give you the most complete NGFW security functions.