Fortinet announced FortiOS 5.0, a security operating system that is the foundation for all Fortinet FortiGate integrated security platforms.
This new release provides more security, intelligence and control to help enterprises be better protected against today’s advanced threats and enable more secure BYOD environments.
With smarter, more effective security policies, Fortinet gives 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.
Fortinet is integrating identification and management of user and device behavior, including reputation-based policies, better botnet detection and protection and inspection of encrypted traffic.
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.
Fortinet is adding more than 150 features and enhancements to FortiOS 5.0. As a result, enterprises of all sizes will be better equipped to defend themselves against new threats and manage and protect their network against an influx of new types of mobile devices and applications.
FortiManager 5.0 features improvements tailored for enterprises and service providers:
- The ability to manage physical and virtual security devices using a single Web-based GUI with new functions that include drag and drop policies between panes, direct in-view policy object editing, full IPv6 support and a new script UI facility
- More granular administrative profiles and greater ease of use
- Enhanced provisioning capabilities for large-scale rollouts
- Improved reporting and analysis with multi-frame display, drag-and-drop policy between rule bases and frames, built in logging and reporting and full IPv6 support.