Fortinet has launched the fourth version of its FortiOS operating system.

 

The launch sees new features added including application control, data leakage protection, WAN optimization and SSL traffic inspection in a single, integrated platform.

 

Ken Xie, founder, CEO and president of Fortinet, said: “We're finding ourselves in a perfect storm as we launch the latest operating system for the FortiGate product line – we have a product that has cost-efficiency as part of its DNA and an environment that's looking for more ways to maximise every dollar spent without sacrificing security.

 

“The confluence of these factors point to the need for a powerful yet fiscally-prudent security solution for customers who are, more than ever, pressured to do more with less. FortiOS 4.0 is a great example of the technology innovation that is at Fortinet's core, and we're very pleased to be able to provide it to customers when they need it most.”

 

Fortinet claims that the new additions will help companies enhance their security defences and improve management efficiencies. The application control will recognise traffic as the application which is generating it; the data leakage prevention can help identify and prevent the communication of sensitive information outside of the network boundaries; the WAN optimisation will accelerate applications over WAN connections while ensuring multi-threat security enforcement; while SSL inspection will increase security and policy control among encrypted traffic streams.