Fortinet Upgrades GCP Integration
December 17, 2019
Fortinet extended integration of its cloud security portfolio with Google Cloud to offer customers migrating to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) advanced security for their workloads and applications. The tightened integration is comprised of a new reference architecture helping customers connect distributed branches to GCP with Fortinetís Secure SD-WAN solution and the availability of Fortinetís FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service in the Google Cloud Marketplace.
Gartner expects that by the end of 2019, more than 30 percent of technology providersí new software investments will shift from cloud-first to cloud-only. As cloud continues to become mainstream for organizations, security canít be an afterthought. Organizations adopting cloud face the reality of their digital attack surface widening, which introduces new risks if multi-cloud security isnít consistent across the network infrastructure. This is coupled with fragmented management systems that compromise visibility across on-premises and cloud environments.
Fortinet is collaborating with Google Cloud to alleviate these challenges for end users by integrating its cloud security solutions with GCP. Fortinetís cloud security portfolio is managed by a single management system as part of its Fortinet Security Fabric, providing IT teams with comprehensive visibility and consolidated management across the growing attack surface.
John Maddison, EVP of product and CMO at Fortinet said, ďDistributed cloud and on-premises infrastructures introduce new risks to the expanding digital attack surface. This is why itís especially crucial for organizations to implement consistent security and centralized management across the entire infrastructure. Fortinet provides this through the Fortinet Security Fabric and today weíre announcing extending our Security Fabricís cloud security offerings to Google Cloud. Through our extended collaboration, weíre providing customers advanced cloud security across regions, office locations and environments.Ē
Manvinder Singh, Director,
Partnerships at Google Cloud said, ďWeíre delighted to expand our
partnership with Fortinet to deliver tightly integrated security
solutions to our joint customers. With Fortinetís new SD-WAN reference
architecture and support for Anthos, customers will be able to securely
move their data from on-prem to the cloud, between data centers, or to a
hybrid environment with the highest levels of security and protection.Ē
ēFortinet has introduced a reference architecture for customers to connect facilities to GCP with Fortinetís Secure SD-WAN solution. Fortinetís unique Secure SD-WAN approach tightly integrates security and SD-WAN functionality into a single offering. Using this reference architecture, customers can design and build cloud on-ramp solutions for GCP, providing secure high-speed connectivity across Google Anthos deployments on-premise and in GCP, as well as SSL inspection for office connectivity through the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution. Fortinetís Secure SD-WAN solution gives customers enhanced user experience and optimized WAN management across various locations at a lower cost without compromising security.\
ēFortinet FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service is now available on Google Cloud Platform. FortiWeb WAF-as-a-Service offers easy and effective security for GCP based web applications and offers simplified management, as well as easy fine-tuning of security policies and protection of web resources. Customers can now rapidly protect applications through instant activation of Fortinetís Cloud WAF solution directly from the GCP marketplace. Fortinet already provides the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiWeb products on GCP as part of its cloud security portfolio.
ēFortinetís FortiCWP will
integrate with GCPís Cloud Security Command Center to provide advanced
workload protection and visibility. Leveraging Fortinetís FortiGuard-based
threat intelligence, FortiCWP will conduct deep analysis of activities
and data in GCP to enable customer to detect threats or anomalies. This
will allow IT teams to respond with instant remediation. Google Cloud
Security Command Center integration with FortiCWP is expected to be
available in early Q1 2020.