Fortinet Security Operations
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The increase in frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks has taken a toll on security, compliance, performance, and availability. The number of organizations that have suffered a breach is growing rapidly and will continue to increase if organizations are not able to discover threats and respond to them more quickly. Enterprise networks are seeing an evolution of their network environments, going from centralized control to distributed networks with the advent of mobility, and now becoming borderless with the rapid adoption of virtual and cloud solutions. To monitor risks, enterprises have both a NOC and a SOC, but they don’t correlate or integrate the information they collect. But if a SOC and a NOC could share information, they’d be able to discover threats and initiate remediation much faster. Find out how the Fortinet Security Operations solution takes a holistic approach, providing full visibility to enable rapid detection and remediation of threats throughout your network.

Fortinet Security Operations solution covers both IT and security risk management across the entire enterprise, including pre—existing and future infrastructure. While Fortinet security products are already unified into a Security Fabric with a single OS and shared intelligence, the Fortinet Security Operations solution includes information from network elements beyond the Fortinet devices. Fortinet Security Operations breaks down the barrier between NOC and SOC, giving you a comprehensive view of your entire network so you can quickly find and respond to threats. It also helps manage and monitor compliance, increase application availability, and save IT resources. Fortinet Security Operations solution delivers adaptive awareness of the threat landscape, rapid local and global threat detection for rapid response. It reduced complexity in managing the onslaught of alerts and alarms, a comprehensive and more holistic approach to managing risk, and reporting and analytics that enable IT.

Fortinet Security Operations – Fortinet FortiAnalyzer And FortiGuard

Comprehensive visualization of your network. Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or new regulatory/business requirements. Traditional analysis products focus on recording and identifying company—wide threats through logging, analysis, and reporting over time. Fortinet Security Operations offers the features to identify these threats, as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever—changing network. FortiAnalyzer minimizes the effort required to monitor and maintain acceptable use policies, as well as identify attack patterns. FortiAnalyzer collects, analyzes, and correlates log data from Fortinet firewalls for increased visibility and robust security alert information. When combined with the FortiGuard Indicators of Compromise service, it also provides a prioritized list of compromised hosts to allow for rapid action. FortiAnalyzer enterprise—class features deliver network event correlation to enable quick response to threats across the network, forensics and drill—down capabilities for auditing suspicious activity, and a choice of operating modes, can be deployed for analysis, collection, or log fetching.

Fortinet FortiSIEM

Integrated security, performance, and availability monitoring in one application. Fortinet FortiSIEM provides patented, actionable analytics, cross—correlating both NOC and SOC data to tightly manage network security, performance, and compliance–along with adaptive awareness through self—discovery of the elements attached to the network, and all delivered through a single pane of glass. Security breaches have, on average, taken nearly eight months to detect and are most often discovered by third—parties. If you can’t see, in real—time, what’s happening throughout your network and remediate immediately, threats will proliferate, which can have devastating consequences for your business. Fortinet FortiSIEM is an all—in—one platform that lets you rapidly find and fix security threats and manage compliance standards while reducing complexity, increasing critical application availability, and enhancing IT management efficiency. Stay ahead of threats with the Fortinet Security Operations and Fortinet SIEM platform’s powerful and patented analytics engine for real—time correlation and alerting, and automated, self—learning Configuration Management Database (CMDB) and event consolidation.

Fortinet FortiManager

Fortinet Security Operations and FortiManager provides single—pane—of—glass management across the entire extended enterprise for insight into network—wide traffic and threats, and managing policies. It includes features to contain advanced threats, as well as industry—leading scalability to manage up to 10,000 Fortinet devices. Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or regulatory business requirements. Traditional management products focus on mitigating company—wide threats through firewall policies, firmware, and current content security. FortiManager offers the features to contain threats as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever—changing network. FortiManager enterprise—class features deliver the flexibility to manage just a few or thousands of FortiGate devices, basic FortiAnalyzer logging and reporting for tighter correlation of events and policies, hierarchical objects database to facilitate re—use of common configurations across the organization, role—based administration to enable distributed management, and policy / device auditing.
Fortinet Security Operations


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 clouds provide the environment needed for elastic, on-demand multitenant applications.

Hybrid Cloud

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.

Private Cloud

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.

Public Cloud

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 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.