Fortinet unveils virtual web application firewall solution for Amazon Web Services

Infotech Lead Middle East: Fortinet, a provider of high-performance network security solutions, announced the virtual machine version of its FortiWebWeb application firewall is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

With FortiWeb-VM, customers can deploy virtual Web application firewalls running on AWS in conjunction with other FortiGate security technologies running on their own internal network, all from a single, centralized management platform. This allows them to easily extend the power and flexibility of Fortinet security technologies to the AWS Cloud.

“FortiWeb-VM provides AWS customers the best of both worlds,” said Chris Rodriguez, senior network security industry analyst with Frost and Sullivan. “The tremendous flexibility and stability of AWS, combined with Fortinet’s advanced security capabilities, is a winning combination for customers migrating strategic Web applications to the cloud.”

FortiWeb-VM provides multiple protection layers against today’s threats that target Web applications, including application signatures, HTTP RFC compliance, auto-learn-based violations and data leak prevention.

In addition, FortiWeb-VM automatically and dynamically profiles user activity to create a baseline of permissible activity. Its real-time data analysis capabilities provide an analytics interface that helps organizations understand their Web application usage and maps requests to their geographic location.

Unique to FortiWeb-VM is an integrated vulnerability scanner that provides detailed analyses of existing application vulnerabilities that complement its application firewall capabilities and is especially useful for PCI DSS compliance.

“Security is paramount at AWS and we work hard to ensure our partner ecosystem includes the strongest players in enterprise security,” said Terry Wise, head of worldwide partner ecosystem, Amazon Web Services.

“In the cloud, security is a shared responsibility and therefore our customers look to deploy the same best of breed security solutions that they utilize on premise. We are excited to see Fortinet bring FortiWeb-VM to AWS.”

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