Fortinet unveils SDN security framework  for data centers

Fortinet on Tuesday launched a new Software-Defined Network Security (SDNS) framework designed to provide advanced threat protection through the integration of security into the data center environment.

The enterprise network security vendor claimed that its SDN Security has capacity to redefine advanced cyber security in a world where data centers are being transformed by the adoption of virtualization, cloud computing, and now software-defined networking.

“Security vendors are shifting more of the policy management out of individual hardware elements and into a software-based management plane for flexibility in specifying security policy, regardless of location,” said wrote Neil MacDonald, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner Research.

As part of its overall data center strategy, Fortinet is currently working with more than two-dozen technology providers to ensure protection from cyber threats through Fortinet’s advanced SDN Security.

In August, Fortinet has launched 10GBps mid-range network security appliance, FortiGate-600D enterprise firewall. It was designed to provide security and performance and deliver five-times better performance compared to competitive solutions.

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