Fortinet has added new functions to its FortiDB appliances

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Fortinet has announced new functionalities for its FortiDB database security appliances.

Fortinet has announced new functionalities for its FortiDB database security appliances.


It has added monitoring and auditing capabilities to the vulnerability assessment solution that was introduced last year. The new tools enable continuous monitoring and a complete audit trail to help organisations meet regulatory compliance.


In addition, Fortinet is debuting two new models in the FortiDB product family – the FortiDB-400B and FortiDB-2000B – which join the previously announced FortiDB-1000B appliance to round out the family of database security products, offering appropriate sizing for small, medium and large enterprises.


The FortiDB products offer three distinct tools that help to prevent the theft of proprietary and personal data: database activity monitoring 24/7 to meet compliance requirements; database auditing that records database activity for complete and accurate audit trails, while independent audit storage provides an additional security layer for audit integrity; and vulnerability assessment that ‘hardens' databases by detecting weaknesses in passwords, access privileges and configuration settings and alerts system administrators of potential threats.


Entry-level and large-enterprise versions are also offered: the FortiDB-2000B is for large enterprises supporting database instances of up to 60, FortiDB-1000B is for mid-sized enterprises supporting database instances of up to 30 and FortiDB-400B is for small-to-medium enterprises supporting database instances of up to 10.


Michael Xie, CTO and co-founder of Fortinet, said: “We believe data siphoning is, and will continue to be, a real and imminent threat for corporations of all sizes and requires solutions with breadth and depth to ensure data integrity and regulatory compliancy. The FortiDB was designed with this in mind by combining critical database security functionality into one platform that offers the greatest value to organisations of all sizes.


Koji Mori, director of network services at Calsoft Systems, a Fortinet partner, said: “We believe customers will appreciate the comprehensive approach that Fortinet has taken with database security and look forward to collaborating with them to help solve our customers' security challenges.”


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