Fortinet launch operating system to work as a foundation for FortiGate platforms

Fortinet has launched a secure operating system that will be the foundation for all of its FortiGate integrated security platforms.

According to the company, FortiManager 5.0 is a centralised management platform with features tailored for enterprises and service providers. These include the ability to manage physical and virtual security devices using a single web-based user interface with new functions that include drag and drop policies between panes, direct in-view policy object editing, full IPv6 support and a new script UI facility.

It also offers improved reporting and analysis with multi-frame display, drag-and-drop policy between rule bases and frames, built-in logging and reporting and full IPv6 support.

Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet, said: “With new attack variants on the rise and the ‘bring your own device' revolution in full swing, organisations need broad security measures that can scale, are highly flexible when it comes to enforcing granular policies and are easy to deploy.

“We're responding to these market requirements with the release of the industry's most advanced network security operating system that works in tandem with our next-generation management, analysis and client protection technologies.”

Also launched with FortiManager 5.0 support are new versions of FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiClient.

Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO for Fortinet, said: “Looking back over the last ten years, each FortiOS release delivered innovation that helped change the market. We are providing our customers with the best and broadest functionality that is fully integrated with our high-performance FortiASICs and FortiGate system. This combination leads to our customers having the most superior network security, performance, management and analysis.”

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