Microsoft Azure clients protected by Fortinet

Fortinet - provider of advanced network security solutions - announced cooperation with Microsoft, the subject of which is to provide advanced network security for the Microsoft Azure platform. FortiGate-VM, the next-generation firewall in the form of a virtual machine, will increase the security of Microsoft's cloud computing clients.

FortiGate-VM has been designed to eliminate weak links in the security system by applying key controls. These include: two-way, state firewall; intrusion prevention system (IPS); application control; virtual private networks (VPN) and additional mechanisms available in the Azure Virtual Network.

As a global leader in IT services, Microsoft is the ideal business partner for Fortinet. Cooperation on the Azure platform extends the portfolio of Fortinet solutions in the field of cloud computing and underlines our commitment to the protection of client applications operating in cloud environments - said the Vice President of Fortinet John Maddison.

We are delighted to make Fortinet's network security available in the BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model of the Azure user community. Thanks to the introduction of the FortiGate-VM security device into our offer, we can provide advanced protection mechanisms for processed data to clients around the world - said Corey Sanders, program management director, Microsoft Azure.

  • The most important information about FortiGate-VM

FortiGate virtual devices enable instant access to security infrastructure in the required place and time, offering physical functions of FortiGate solutions. Enterprises can implement hardware and virtual solutions working together, as well as managed via a centralized platform.

  • Availability

The FortiGate-VM solution for Azure will be available on the Marketplace portal in June 2015.

source: Fortinet

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