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Fortinet Expands Technology Alliance with Microsoft to Deliver Cloud Security at Scale for Global Enterprise Customers

Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, announced an expanded technology alliance with Microsoft through its Fabric-Ready Partner Program and new integrations for cloud security services.

  • Microsoft has joined the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program, further integrating Fortinet Security Fabric threat information, intrusion prevention, and management capabilities into Microsoft Azure Security Center (ASC) to better protect cloud workloads.
  • In addition to FortiGate Enterprise Firewalls, FortiWeb virtualized Web Application Firewalls (WAF) are now available on Azure Security Center for multi-layered application threat protection.
  • FortiGate Enterprise Firewalls are now available on-demand in the Azure Marketplace.

According to a recent report by McKinsey & Company, more large enterprises are likely to move workloads away from traditional and virtualized environments toward the cloud, with the number of enterprises hosting at least one workload on an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform set to increase to 41 percent by 2018. In order to drive this increase in adoption of IaaS, enterprises need to be sure that their data is kept safe as it moves to and through a cloud-computing model.

Through the expansion of the Fortinet and Microsoft technology alliance, enterprise customers benefit from integrated cybersecurity that can share intelligence in real-time and ensure automated protection across on-premises and cloud workloads.

Fortinet Security Fabric virtualized solutions, including FortiGate Enterprise Firewalls, FortiAnalyzer for centralized network logging, analytics and reporting, FortiManager for centralized cloud security management, FortiMail for secure mail gateway, and FortiWeb web application firewalls are available now in the Azure Marketplace.

About Fortinet

Fortinet secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 310,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.  

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