Oxygen, Fortinet showcase security appliances in KSA

Vendor introduced four FortiDDoS security appliances to partners in the Kingdom

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Oxygen, Fortinet showcase security appliances in KSA Laban says the new FortiDDoS models automatically identifies any type of DDoS attack.
By  Manda Banda Published  May 7, 2014

Oxygen, a value-added distributor (VAD) and Fortinet a provider of high-performance network security solutions, recently conducted joint training sessions for key channel partners across Saudi Arabia.

The training covered the evolution of threats, types of attacks and defence options. In addition, Fortinet unveiled four new distributed FortiDDoS security appliances to partners that attended the training.

Khalid Laban, CEO, Oxygen said: "DDoS attacks are evolving so very rapidly, every time a new attack arrives they're switching to a different strategy. Attackers are getting much more sophisticated in their capability and what aspects of the IT stack they're hitting."

"There is a consistent need to defend the critical on-premise and cloud infrastructure from such attacks and to protect the internet-facing infrastructure from threats and service disruptions by surgically removing network and application-layer DDoS attacks.

"The new FortiDDoS appliances overcomes all of the above as it has the ability to detect and prevent DDoS attacks by utilising a new single-path custom ASIC for performance, increasing up to 10 times the speed compared to competing DDoS mitigation appliances."

Laban said the new FortiDDoS models automatically identifies any type of DDoS attack, including zero-days and immediately takes action to mitigate it.

Emad Abu Jazar, country manager, Fortinet said: "We are pleased to have conducted this training for our key channel partners across KSA region along with our distributor Oxygen. Channel partners can now provide their end customer with our new FortiDDoS-400B, 800B, 1000B and 2000B, which feature innovative behavior-based DDoS attack mitigation engines, to identify and mitigate, current and future threats, based on patterns and intent rather than content."

Jazar said Fortinet also uses a 100% custom ASIC approach to its DDoS appliances, which eliminates the overhead with CPU or CPU/ASIC hybrid systems, and FortiDDoS appliances are able to performs up to 10 times faster than other competing DDoS mitigation appliances that use a combination of ASIC and CPU or total CPU for traffic.

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