Fortinet brings security platform to Amazon’s cloud

Network security vendor Fortinet is bringing its FortiGate security platform to Amazon Web Services.

FortiGate-VM implements critical network security controls including bi-directional stateful firewalling, intrusion prevention and VPN within a customer’s virtual private cloud, and is the fourth Fortinet security solution available on AWS. Last year, Fortinet launched FortiManager-VM and FortiAnalyzer-VM, and in 2012 FortiWeb-VM for Web application security made its debut.

“We are pleased to see Fortinet continuing to expand its offerings on AWS through AWS Marketplace with their FortiGate platform,” said Brian Matsubara, head of global technology alliances for Amazon Web Services, in a statement. “By bringing their security platform to AWS, Fortinet is providing scalable network security controls to customers around the world.”

According to Fortinet, its virtual appliances allow for the deployment of consolidated network security within virtualized and multi-tenant cloud environments, when it’s not feasible to deploy dedicated hardware.

“AWS is a global leader in IT infrastructure services with many enterprise and government agencies utilizing its services. As such, it is essential that Fortinet provides the same enterprise class network security on the AWS cloud as we do for core and edge networks,” said John Maddison, vice-president of marketing for Fortinet, in a statement. “We have a number of customers who have requested we port FortiGate-VM onto AWS, and we’re happy report that the technology is ready today.”

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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