Network Security Operating System – FortiOS

More Protection, Control, and Intelligence for the World’s Most Advanced Network Security Operating System

FortiOS is a security-hardened, purpose-built Operating System that is the foundation of all FortiGate® network security platforms. It can be used across your large or small enterprise infrastructure. Building on Fortinet’s history of innovation, the FortiOS comprehensive feature set helps fight advanced threats, simplify security configurations and deployments and enhance security threat reporting and network visibility.
Watch this video which summarizes all the new features introduced in FortiOS.

More Protection – Advanced Threat Protection for Fighting Advanced Persistent Threats

FortiOS includes an advanced anti-modern malware detection system for identifying and mitigating Advanced Persistent Threats. Together with superior, industry-validated AV signatures, FortiOS delivers a multi-layered approach to dealing with today’s most dangerous security threats, including:

  • FortiGuard Antivirus Engine, which identifies standard AV threats, and also uses Advanced Heuristics and Sandboxing to determine malicious behavior
  • FortiGuard Botnet Database, which contains up-to-date information about IP reputations and prevents remote command and control communications
  • FortiSandbox Integration, which identifies zero-day wares for further analysis in the cloud
  • Fortinet Web Filtering, which uses URL matching and advanced DNS-based web filters to identify potentially harmful websites

More Control – Identity Awareness and Network Extensions for increasing security Coverage and Simplifying Deployments

With FortiOS comprehensive integration with external identity solutions, enterprises can quickly and easily configure their FortiGate appliances based on their unique business and security requirements. Moreover, security and network access can be easily extended to the edge with its wireless and switch controller capabilities. Configuration options include:

  • Device Identification and Control, which helps organizations to protect their digital assets while adopting BYOD infrastructure.
  • Integrated Enterprise-class Wireless Controller, which extends network protection to today’s mobile users.
  • Integrated 2 Factor Authentication Server, which easily allows organizations to add additional critical security layer.

More Intelligence – Contextual Visibility for
Enhanced Security Reporting and Management

FortiOS 5 delivers deeper insights into historic or real-time network activities using detailed analytics. Data that can be extracted includes IP and Port, geographical IP, session type, user names, network usage, network coverage and the types of applications and devices that are connecting to the network. With this, administrators can use correlated data to identify top clients associated with particular threats and further isolate suspicious Websites and IP addresses.

Key FortiOS Features

  • Advanced Threat Protection
  • Client Reputation Analysis
  • Feature Select
  • Contextual Visibility
  • Extended Single Sign-On
  • On-Device Sandbox
  • Cloud-Based Sandbox
  • Per-Device Security Policies
  • Secure Guest Access
  • Enterprise-class Firewall
  • VPN – IPSec and SSL
  • SSL-encrypted Traffic Inspection
  • Antivirus / Antispyware
  • Antispam
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Flow-based Inspection Options
  • Web Filtering
  • Application Control
  • Endpoint Network Access Control (NAC)
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Monitoring, Logging and Reporting
  • WAN Optimization
  • Wireless Controller
  • VoIP Security
  • Central Management
  • Virtual Domains
  • High Availability
  • Layer 2/3 Routing Services
  • FortiGuard Security Updates
  • IPv6-Ready