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Threat landscape forces Malaysian companies to rethink security: Fortinet

AvantiKumar | May 11, 2015
Advanced new data centre and endpoint solutions have been released to help Malaysian firms at every entry point into the network, said Fortinet's Michelle Ong.

Michelle Ong, Fortinet's Country Manager for Malaysia 

Photo - Michelle Ong, Fortinet's Country Manager for Malaysia.


Recent high-profile breaches are the surface of a dynamic threat landscape, which is forcing Malaysian companies to rethink their security strategies, said networking security specialist Fortinet.

To mark the announcement in Malaysia of the new FortiGate internal network firewalls and Enhanced FortiClient endpoint solutions, Fortinet Malaysia country manager Michelle Ong said these new enhancements have been developed to deliver advanced new data centre and endpoint protection.

Malaysian companies can better protect every entry point into the network with this expanded Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) framework, which extends from endpoint devices all the way to the data centre, said Ong.

"The constantly evolving threat landscape and advancements in IT infrastructures are forcing Malaysian firms to rethink their overall security strategy," she said, adding that the new FortiClient solution extends protection at all times to every device - local or remote, stationary or mobile.

"[Companies can] no longer can they rely on border-only solutions to protect against risks that threaten the health of their business," said Ong. "Fortinet's broad cyber security platform provides protection from the endpoint to the data centre/cloud. With FortiGate and FortiMail already in the ATP Framework, the addition of FortiClient closes another possible hole in protection."

In addition, Fortinet's two new FortiGate 3000 series high-performance firewalls, suited for top-of-rack applications, can help protect internal traffic and prevent threats from moving laterally within an organisation's network, she said. 

Ong said that this multi-layered security approach was critical for identifying and thwarting today's highly sophisticated attacks that find ways to circumvent perimeter defences. Fortinet can offer broad and integrated protection in a security platform that scales from the endpoint to the cloud, from megabit to terabit, and can be deployed across an organisation from the smallest office to the largest datacentre.

A company statement said the "newly announced FortiGate 3000D and FortiGate 3100D Internal Network Firewalls have been designed to sit at the top of the rack; leveraging Fortinet's FortiASIC-driven high performance and extreme port density to enable a level of internal network visibility and protection that no one else in the industry can provide.'


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