Extending Its Cloud Platform, FortiGate-VM Helps AWS Customers Secure Critical Data and Meet Stringent Compliance Requirements with a Mature On-Demand Security Offering Available on the AWS Marketplace
SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 18, 2014 — Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) — a world leader in high-performance network security, today announced it has expanded its solution set for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to include pay-as-you go licensing for its FortiGate-VM virtualized data center firewall. FortiGate-VM for AWS provides enterprise customers with a mature, scalable and reliable solution to secure their cloud-based workloads and meet compliance requirements. An innovator in this realm, Fortinet now offers AWS customers a broad security solution set, which includes its award-winning FortiGate network security appliances, FortiWeb web application firewalls, and FortiManager-VM and FortiAnalyzer-VM virtualized management and analysis systems. The company’s continued innovation and wide breadth of offerings in the virtual and cloud space have given rise to the growing number of customers that have adopted Fortinet’s virtualized solutions on the AWS Cloud.
FortiGate-VM for AWS can now be leveraged seamlessly on an hourly or annual subscription basis from AWS Marketplace, complementing existing Bring Your Own License (BYOL) options. The expanded offering allows customers consume FortiGate-VM in the same simple and flexible manner as they would with the AWS infrastructure itself when the service is procured via AWS Marketplace for on-demand delivery with integrated metering, billing and payments. A significant benefit of the new on-demand, pay-as-you-go option is the ability to deploy and scale the solution to meet immediate and growing security demands, while also maintaining predictable cost models. New AWS Marketplace annual subscription options allow potential CAPEX savings of up to 40 percent when compared to hourly pricing over the same 12-month period.
“We are excited to have FortiGate-VM for AWS available via annual and hourly subscription on AWS Marketplace,” said Terry Hanold, vice president, cloud commerce, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Customers can easily and quickly purchase FortiGate-VM on AWS Marketplace to help provide additional layers of protection for their workloads running on AWS.”
FortiGate-VM at a Glance
FortiGate virtual appliances mitigate customers’ security blind spots by implementing essential security controls within their cloud infrastructures. They also allow for the rapid provisioning of security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances provide all of the security and networking services and functionality common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, organizations can deploy a combination of hardware and virtual solutions that can operate together and are managed from a common centralized platform.
Fortinet Virtual Appliance Advantage
Today’s announcement follows news the company made in March announcing the availability of its flagship, award-winning FortiGate® security platform on AWS. Last year, the company made available FortiManager-VM and FortiAnalyzer-VM on AWS, allowing customers to deploy centralized security management and reporting in the Cloud. In addition, last quarter Fortinet announced FortiWeb (Web Application Firewall) for AWS, which includes on-demand functionality.
“Today’s FortiGate-VM announcement further extends both Fortinet’s broad cloud computing portfolio and the company’s commitment to help customers protect their Web applications on the AWS Cloud,” said John Maddison, vice president of marketing products for Fortinet. “Customers want to use the same pay-as-you-go model for firewall security as they do for compute and storage.
Fortinet FortiGate-VM, FortiWeb-VM, FortiManager-VM and FortiAnalyzer-VM are all currently available in the AWS Marketplace. FortGate-VM and FortiWeb-VM are also available as on-demand instances for hourly or annual subscriptions.