Complete end-to-end security ecosystem for the Software Defined Data Center. Fortinet enables and facilitates the enterprise’s journey through the Data Center consolidation process.
Fortinet delivers both physical and virtualized security appliances to secure unique data planes. It offers on one side, unmatched performance and security capabilities while allowing for the growth and evolution of the consolidating Data Center with no service degradation or bottlenecks, no compromise on security, and with an unmatched ROI — fulfilling the outcomes of a robust softwaredefined security framework.
FortiGate Virtual Appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, you can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.
Choice of Form Factor
Few organizations use 100% hardware or 100% virtual IT infrastructure today, creating a need for both hardware appliances and virtual appliances in your security strategy. Fortinet allows you to build the security solution that’s right for your environment with hardware and virtual appliances to secure the core, the edge and increase visibility and control over communications within the virtualized infrastructure. FortiManager virtual or physical appliances allow you to easily manage and update your Fortinet security assets — hardware, virtual or both — from a single pane of glass.
Using the advanced FortiOS™ operating system, FortiGate appliances effectively neutralize a wide range of security threats facing your virtualized environment. Whether deployed at the edge as a front-line defense, or deep within the virtual infrastructure for inter-zone security, FortiGate appliances protect your infrastructure with some of the most effective security available today by enabling security features you need.
FortiGate Virtual Appliance Benefits
FortiGate virtual appliances offer protection from a broad array of threats, with support for all of the security and networking services offered by the FortiOS operating system. In addition, the appliances offer:
- Increased visibility within virtualized infrastructure
- Rapid deployment capability
- Ability to manage virtual appliances and physical appliances from a single pane of glass management platform
- Simple licensing with no per-user fees
- Support for multiple virtualization and Cloud platforms
- Full support for FortiHypervisor deployments enabling line-speed security in vCPE requirement
- Wide array of licensing choices to fit any infrastructure requirement
- VDOM-enabled models for multi-tenant environments