Fortinet upgrades Web application firewall
Dubai, August 7, 2011
Fortinet, a leader in network security solutions, has released an update of its Web application firewall (WAF) family for enterprises, application service, software as a service (SaaS) and managed security service providers (MSSPs).
Fortinet’s FortiWeb Web application firewall appliances are the industry’s first and only systems to integrate a Web vulnerability scanner and advanced application load balancing features in a single device to significantly reduce deployment times and resource utilization while improving application performance.
In addition to the software updates, Fortinet is also introducing the FortiWeb-3000CFsx appliance, which now provides large enterprises, application service and cloud-based service providers with enhanced performance through its fiber fail open interface.
As an integrated WAF and Web vulnerability scanner, FortiWeb 4.0 MR3 is ideal for organizations subject to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) 6.6, data breach notification requirements such as California State Assembly Bill 1386 or HIPAA compliance, a statement said.
For customers in need of assistance in protecting critical Web applications from attacks such as SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting, FortiWeb appliances leverage the built-in Web vulnerability scanner to proactively identify and guard against potential data loss from Open Web Application Security Program (OWASP) Top 10 attack profiles, it added.
In addition, as part of this release, FortiWeb 4.0 MR3 features advanced data compression capabilities to improve bandwidth utilization and user response times, as well as the overall performance of application delivery.
For improved logging and reporting, FortiWeb is now fully integrated with Fortinet’s FortiAnalyzer to provide a simplified means of centrally managing all logs and reports from multiple FortiWeb devices, the statement added.
“Our worldwide customer base has made it clear that Web application protection is a very high priority,” said Bashar Bashaireh, Middle East regional director at Fortinet.
“At the same time, given IT and security resource constraints, we are hearing loud and clear the need to consolidate key functionality into a single, multi-purpose appliance that can be managed on a unified basis for deployment simplicity, optimal data protection and maximum resource utilization.”
“The introduction of our new FortiWeb product family underscores our commitment to meeting global customer demands,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service