Blog: Fortinet Firewalls

Top Rated for security and performance

Although the phrase “Human Firewall” has a nice ring to it, leaving our network’s security in the hands of our employees should be the last resort. With cybercriminals launching new and more sophisticated attacks, we need a security posture that keeps our networks protected. Fortinet offers a robust line of Next Generation Firewalls and a broad Security Fabric providing a single pane of glass for configuring Unified Threat Management to keep up with the ever-changing Cyber Security Threat Landscape. Gartner, a leading research and advisory company, named Fortinet a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise firewalls. Fortinet’s broad portfolio of products means that there is a Fortinet product that is sized for any need from branch office to data center.

Fortinet’s FortiGate products are the core of the Fortinet Security Fabric, defending against known and unknown attacks to provide network security across the entire attack surface. With powerful intrusion prevention, application control and anti-malware intelligence, the FortiGate firewall allows you to look deeper into your content, applications, user and device behavior. Rich console views and reports, together with a flexible policy engine, provide the visibility and control you need to empower employees yet secure your enterprise. As opposed to traditional firewalls, the FortiGate can be tied into Active Directory to not only track user activity via IP but via domain and username. This is extremely useful when monitoring user activity on authenticated devices. The FortiGate doesn’t just stop here though, policy configuration can be modified to a way to enforce Network Access Control forcing anyone on the network to authenticate against the domain.

In a recent test results blog post, the FortiGate 7060E & 3000D earned a Recommended rating and high security effectiveness scores at 97.9% and 98% in the Security Value Map. NSS Labs, recognized globally as the most trusted source for independent, fact-based cybersecurity guidance also has recognized Fortinet for its superior performance in the IT Security Field. Vikram Phatak, CEO of NSS Labs stated “NSS Labs is focused on empowering enterprises to make informed decisions based on independent real-world testing results. We applaud Fortinet’s commitment to third-party testing. Fortinet’s Recommended rating in our 2017 NGIPS Group Test makes them a great option for any business looking to strengthen their security architecture.”

Fortinet’s Security Fabric extends security beyond the FortiGate firewall to a broad array of Fortinet solutions. Commonly purchased solutions by VPLS Solutions’ customers include Secure Switching (FortiSwitch), Secure Wi-Fi (FortiAP), SIEM (FortiSIEM), Endpoint Security (FortiClient) and more. When combined with the FortiGate firewall, security policies can be pushed down to the network edge, and even the client, to insure uniform conformity to company security standards.

If network security is an important focus for your organization, VPLS Solutions would highly recommend Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls and Fortinet’s broader Security Fabric. VPLS Solutions is a Platinum Fortinet partner, Fortinet’s highest partner status level, with numerous Fortinet certified personnel on staff. Additionally, VPLS Solutions has a Fortinet NSE 8 on staff. The NSE 8 is the highest Fortinet certification and VPLS Solutions is the first Fortinet partner to have an engineer with the NSE 8 certification. Let VPLS Solutions’ team of certified engineering professionals assist you with your next firewall implementation. For more information, please fill out the form below. We look forward to partnering with you.