The haze of the epidemic can not be dispersed for a long time, and the impact on the development of enterprises is far from over. In the face of the epidemic, most enterprises have participated in the operation since 2020, especially for the network security enterprises.
As a global network security enterprise, 2020 is a good harvest year for Fortinet. It has reached a new height in terms of business development, performance growth, personnel scale, investment and M & A, and sustainable profitability.
Fortinet’s revenue has grown from US $1.2 billion in 2015 to US $3 billion in 2020, maintaining an annual growth of about 20%. The number of customers of Fortinet has grown from 100000 in 2010 to 500000 now, with more than 700 global patents.
What is the secret of Fortinet leading the rise of network security enterprises? CEN Yitao, senior product marketing manager of Fortinet, believes that the core factor is that Fortinet’s security platform meets the actual needs of enterprise digital transformation.
1. Fortinet’s pace of innovation is faster and faster
So, how does the Fortinet security fabric security platform adapt to the digital transformation of enterprises?
As time goes on, Fortinet’s pace of innovation is getting faster and faster. Tan Jie, chief technical consultant of Fortinet North Asia, said frankly that Fortinet has accepted the prediction of three enterprises’ digital transformation and put it into its own technology and product development.
The whole workload of an enterprise migrates from the data center and local to the cloud platform, and it is oriented to a multi cloud development environment. Fortinet’s solution must cover hybrid cloud, private cloud and public cloud, from hardware to software and to cloud native and SDN on public cloud. Fortinet must adapt to the application requirements of multi cloud environment, and do interface, API and cloud native linkage.
The integration of network and security is very important. The stronger the connectivity of the whole network, the more important the role of security. For example, sd-wan is the exit of wide area network. One of the reasons Fortinet chooses to enter sd-wan is because the exit of wide area network is naturally the location of firewall. Fortinet is the most suitable sd-wan.
In addition, the biggest difference between sd-wan and traditional link load balancing products is the application-based WAN link path selection, which is the strength of Fortinet. Who can recognize all kinds of applications in the network is the leader of the next generation firewall and sd-wan.
After the digital transformation, the boundaries of enterprises are blurred, and new edges are emerging. Edge computing extends from cloud to enterprises, families, individuals and so on. Therefore, Fortinet, as ztna and SASE, can adapt to the needs of users and meet the security needs of users in various scenarios.
Tan Jie said that Fortinet never bet on security. Over the years, Fortinet has focused on improving systematic security solutions. As long as users have needs, Fortinet will continue to enrich the Fortinet security fabric platform. Fortinet’s mission is to protect the security of people, devices and data anywhere and build a trusted digital world.
Compared with some other network security enterprises in the market focusing on one point, such as terminal security, Fortinet’s solution realizes the real comprehensive coverage of cloud, tube and terminal. In 2020, Fortinet cloud platform related security products will grow by 64%, while Fortinet zero trust products and solutions will grow by 173%.
2. Fortios is the core competitiveness of Fortinet
Mr. Cen said Fortinet has been growing with the fortios operating system.
In 2013, Fortinet released fortios 5.0, bringing more than 150 new features and features. At that time, Fortinet focused on mobile devices, byod, users, etc.
In 2018, fortios version 6.0 was released, and more than 200 new functions and features were born. Fortinet focused on cloud, threat intelligence, linkage, etc.
In 2020, the transitional version of fortios 6.4 will still introduce more than 300 new functions and features, adding sd-wan, SD branch, and even cloud native integration and zero trust capabilities; And entered the leading position of Gartner Wan edge infrastructure Magic Quadrant.
In April this year, Fortinet released version 7.0 of fortios, bringing more than 300 new functions and new features, and turning zero trust into a more important product function. At the same time, Fortinet also released SASE products, covering sd-wan in public cloud, private cloud and industrial operating environment, and pushing out the functions of SOC and NOC with higher integration.
Among them, zero trust network access supports remote access and application control, which greatly improves the user experience. It also reduces the attack area by verifying each application session of users and devices, and hiding key business applications from the Internet.
By providing consistent security anytime, anywhere with SASE, Fortinet can provide the flexibility enterprises need to support employees to work anywhere. In addition, SASE can be used to support customers who prefer lightweight simplified branches (thin edges).
Through fortios 7.0, Fortinet’s adaptive cloud security products can now provide centralized management for hybrid clouds, and improve the overall performance and security within and across clouds.
Tan Jie said that fortios is the core competitiveness of Fortinet. If it is a root, then zero trust, SASE and other solutions are the results of the root. Fortios operating system can enable different solutions.
Fortinet is the only company that can use the same OS or the same product to enter the two important magic quadrants of Gartner. For 11 consecutive years, Fortinet has been ranked in the leader quadrant of Gartner’s network firewall and the leader quadrant of Wan edge infrastructure. These two leaders have established Fortinet’s leading position in the field of network and security convergence.
3. Fortispu-np7 breaks the performance challenge of super large scale security applications
On the same day, Fortinet also launched the latest generation of fortispu-np7. The chip provides 2 x 100 g interface, 100 million concurrent sessions, 2 million new sessions, 200 Gbps throughput, 75 Gbps IPSec VPN and other revolutionary upgrades. It supports hyperscale level application performance and provides maximum protection for large-scale data centers and backbone networks without losing the application experience.
At present, the use of independent security chip is becoming one of the priority strategies of some security service providers, which can transfer the load of IPSec, elephant stream acceleration, vxlan acceleration, new session and log acceleration to SPU, so as to provide more flexible and competitive high-performance options and ensure a good user experience under high load.
Fortinet SPU is an ASIC integrated circuit for specific applications, including network processor (NP), content processor (CP) and system on chip (SOC). It can handle computing intensive security tasks such as firewall policy execution, network address translation (NAT), Intrusion Prevention (IPS), SSL offload and traffic detection through hardware acceleration, It enables Fortinet to continuously deliver high-performance network security products and the best cost-effective security solutions. Compared with the traditional mode of “software + general chip”, Fortinet SPU can provide better security efficiency and performance.
4. Security fabric based on fortios provides security protection for cloud tube applications
With the release of fortios 7.0, the capability of security fabric, the security platform of Fortinet based on fortios 7.0, has been comprehensively improved, covering the digital attack plane and providing all aspects of visibility; Deep integration of security components to share Threat Intelligence; AI driven dynamic collaboration is further strengthened.
Security fabric platform is based on the integration and integration of a set of operating system products and solutions. It provides coverage network security, sd-wan, switching and wireless access, network access control, identity authentication, public cloud and private cloud security, terminal security and AI driven advanced threat protection solutions. At the same time, it provides more choice of consumption mode than any other manufacturer.
Security fabric integrates massive new features of fortios 7.0, including zero trust network access, support for remote access and application control, providing consistent security anytime and anywhere through SASE, new self-healing sd-wan function, optimizing performance and security across multi cloud deployment, etc. it can achieve consistent and flexible security protection across the entire digital attack surface, protecting people from any location Security of equipment and data.
Through the security fabric security platform, the organization can protect any application on any edge, cloud and terminal, realize safe and efficient network connection and management, simplify the security management of the organization and improve efficiency.
In addition, Fortinet security fabric is open and integrates all security capabilities in a set of platform and architecture, regardless of whether these capabilities are provided by Fortinet products, so as to quickly discover and respond to threats in the expanding attack surface.
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