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.
FortiGate Virtual Appliances Features & 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 these benefits:
- 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
Proven Success in Virtual Environments
Fortinet introduced Virtual Domain (VDOM) technology in 2004. Since that time, we have offered virtualized security to service providers and enterprises alike. With the addition of the virtual appliance form factor, Fortinet now offers greater choice and flexibility to customers by providing the ability to deploy our security solution within an existing virtualized infrastructure.
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 appliances allow you to easily manage and update your Fortinet security assets – hardware, virtual or both – from a single pane of glass. FortiAnalyzer central reporting, FortiWeb web application firewall, and FortiMail messaging security appliances round out Fortinet’s current virtual appliance solutions.
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.