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Securing BYOD environments in Malaysia: Fortinet

AvantiKumar | Nov. 1, 2012
Fortinet's new operating system will provide more intelligent security to Malaysian companies, says the network security provider.

George Chang - Fortinet's Regional Director for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong modified

Photo - George Chang, Fortinet's regional director for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong.


Fortinet's new FortiOS 5.0 operating system will provide more security and intelligence to help Malaysian companies manage their bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments, said the network security provider.

More than 150 new features are delivered for FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiClient products, said Fortinet regional director for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong George Chang.

"With smarter, more effective security policies, Fortinet gives local enterprises of all sizes new technologies to help protect and manage their networks in light of fundamental changes in both the nature of attacks targeting them as well as how users are accessing the network," said Chang.

"In addition to the new FortiOS 5.0 operating system for FortiGate devices, Fortinet announced FortiManager 5.0, FortiAnalyzer 5.0 and FortiClient 5.0 to address the need for increasingly sophisticated management and analysis of the network infrastructure and endpoint devices in enterprise, carrier, MSP and SMB environments alike," he said.

"For example, a client reputation feature gives enterprises a cumulative security ranking of each device based on a range of behaviours and provides specific, actionable information that enables organisations to identity compromised systems and potential zero-day attacks in real time," said Chang.

He said the new advanced anti-malware detection system included an on-device behaviour-based heuristic engine and cloud-based AV services with an operating system sandbox and botnet IP reputation database. "Together with superior industry-validated AV signatures, FortiOS 5.0 delivers unbeatable multi-layered protection against today's sophisticated malware."

Responding to market requirements

"We are excited about the advancements in FortiOS 5.0," said Chang. "Looking back over the last 10 years, each FortiOS release delivered innovation that helped change the market. With FortiOS 5.0, Fortinet is continuing to lead and define the network security space. We are providing our customers with the best and broadest functionality that is fully integrated with our high-performance FortiASICs and FortiGate system. This combination leads to our customers having the most superior network security, performance, management and analysis."

"From the largest enterprises and carriers to smaller distributed retail and SMB networks, our customers are dealing with more stringent network security requirements and greater demands for access to data," said Fortinet vice president of product marketing, Patrick Bedwell.

"With new attack variants on the rise and the 'bring your own device' revolution in full swing, organisations need broad security measures that can scale, are highly flexible when it comes to enforcing granular policies and are easy to deploy," said Bedwell. "We're responding to these market requirements with the release of the industry's most advanced network security operating system that works in tandem with our next-generation management, analysis and client protection technologies.

FortiOS 5.0, FortiManager 5.0, FortiAnalyzer 5.0 and FortiClient 5.0 will be available in Malaysia this month.


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