Fortinet expands security services with FortiCloud offerings

Fortinet expands security services with FortiCloud offerings
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10 Jun, 2019

Cybersecurity firm Fortinet has said it is expanding its partner-focused security-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud offerings with additional FortiCloud solutions that will be offered as part of a managed suite of services.

The services will provide its partners and customers the opportunity to select cloud security and management offerings that are easily deployable, flexible and scalable, the company said in a statement.

“FortiCloud Services provides our partners the opportunity to offer their customers both proven and easy to implement, manage, and scale security solutions,” said Rajesh Maurya, regional vice president, India and SAARC at Fortinet.

The company said the new services will offer partners and customers the ability to tailor their FortiCloud services to suit their individual needs. This will help the partners become more operationally efficient through automation and centralized management, flexible business models and features with devices designed for high-performance security, translating to quicker return on investment for operating expenses.

FortiCloud Services offer various MaaS (management-as-a-service) and SaaS cloud computing services. These include FortiGate, FortiAP, FOrtiExtender, FortiSwitch, FortiManager, FOrtiPresence, FOrtiToken, FortiCASB, FortiMail and FortiWeb.

FortiGate, the company's cloud-based firewall management tool, is experiencing rapid growth and already has over 550,000 subscriptions.

In the last week of May, Fortinet had said that cybercriminals are evolving and using increasingly sophisticated ransomware and diverse attack methods.

According to the company’s global threat landscape report, cybercriminals are using tailored ransomware and custom coding for some attacks to living-off-the-land by sharing infrastructure to maximize their opportunities.

In March, Maurya spoke to TechCircle about the company’s growth in the country, especially in public sector. He had said that Indian companies were doubling their cybersecurity budgets.