Fortinet now provides support for secure access to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. As organizations continue to migrate mission critical applications to the cloud, secure access to sensitive data and application workloads remains critically important. Customers now have secure virtual private network (VPN) access to Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering while leveraging Fortinet’s broad and multi-layered security technologies across network, application, and content security.
“Microsoft Azure’s cloud scalability, performance, and economic benefits make it a convincing choice for customers wanting to leverage the cloud while continuing to use existing on-premises infrastructure,” says Venkat Gattamneni, senior product marketing manager, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft. “These customers require secure VPN access from office and branch networks to the cloud, and Fortinet’s next-generation firewall platforms extend on-premises datacenters to the cloud while enabling security.”
Fortinet FortiGate security appliances offer support for VPN access to the Microsoft Azure Virtual Network service, allowing organizations to create secure VPN tunnels linking on-premise networks and cloud environments. In addition, all FortiGate appliances deliver centralized management of virtualized and physical infrastructures through a “single-pane-of-glass” approach to management.†
“As we work with customers to extend on-premises infrastructure to the cloud using Microsoft Azure, we need to ensure both a high level of security and seamless data access across multiple environments,” says Michael Xie, founder, CTO and president of Fortinet. “Fortinet is unique in its ability to deliver powerful threat prevention for network, email, Web, and content across any combination of cloud, network, and virtualized environment.”††