Securing The Network
Fortinet's flagship FortiOS operating system has more than 300 new features and capabilities, allowing for better protection to be delivered from the network core to the edge and from multi-cloud environments to the IoT ecosystem.
FortiOS 6.2 pursues a security-driven networking approach, integrating networking and security much more closely together rather than having them positioned as separate organizations or architectures, said John Maddison, Fortinet's EVP of product and solutions. This is important because as the traditional edge disappears, anything that has an IP address could now be an edge in a company's network, he said.
Building a layer of security on top of an already-existing network will result in an infrastructure that's too complicated and slow-moving, Maddison said. But integrating networking and security together means the capabilities can be delivered in a single device rather than from separate devices or connectors, according to Maddison.
Here's a look at six of the most significant FortiOS updates announced during the company's Accelerate 19 event in Orlando.