10. Fortinet Unleashes Third Generation Of Network Security Operating System
Fortinet packed more than 200 new features and capabilities into FortiOS 6.0, which is the third generation of the company's security fabric. FortiOS is the world's most widely deployed network security operating system, according to Maddison.
From a network security perspective, Maddison said FortiGate 6.0 consolidates several use cases including IPS, SD-WAN, Secure Web Gateways, and VPN.
Multi-cloud security, meanwhile, is one of the fastest-growing areas of the Fortinet security portfolio, Maddison said, encompassing everything from virtual FortiGate and public and private cloud capabilities to FortiCASB and SaaS.
FortiOS 6.0 additionally offers centralized management across the entire portfolio from a management analytics and SIEM perspective, Maddison said.