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Fortinet ports flagship solution to AWS

FortiGate-VM becomes vendor's fourth solution to be available on Amazon's cloud platform

Fortinet ports flagship solution to AWS
Fortinet's John Maddison: Porting FortiGate to AWS was in response to customer requests

Network security vendor Fortinet today announced that its flagship FortiGate security platform is now available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

Fortinet demonstrated what it calls the FortiGate-VM at the AWS Summit 2014, which took place at the end of March in San Francisco.

The vendor said that the solution helps to mitigate potential blind spots by implementing critical network security controls, including bi-directional stateful firewalling, intrusion prevention, and virtual private networks (VPNs) within a virtual private cloud (VPC).

Fortinet has been an avid supporter of AWS, with the FortiGate-VM being the vendor's fourth solution to make it onto Amazon's cloud platform. Last year, the company announced FortiManager-VM and FortiAnalyzer-VM on AWS. And in 2012, it made FortiWeb-VM - a web application security solution - available on the AWS Marketplace.

"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. "We have a number of customers who have requested we port FortiGate-VM onto AWS, and we're happy to report that the technology is ready today."

With the announcement of FortiGate-VM for AWS, Fortinet provided a customer reference from True Link Financial, which has already been using the AWS port of the solution.

"Our unique and innovative business model delivers a secure and reliable payment model that helps prevent fraud for our customers and their loved ones," said James Burns, director of security for True Link Financial.

"Since we had already invested in Fortinet security solutions for our corporate network, when it came to processing credit card and other financial transactions securely in our data center, we were confident we could rely on FortiGate-VM on AWS to provide protection, performance and encrypted communications for our mission-critical services."

FortiGate-VM can be purchased from the AWS Marketplace now.          

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