Fortinet empowers teams to proactively manage cloud risk

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Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated  cybersecurity solutions, today announced FortiCNP, a new built-in-the-cloud offering that  correlates security findings from across an organization’s cloud footprint to facilitate  friction-free cloud security operations. FortiCNP’s patented Resource Risk Insights  (RRI)TM technology produces context-rich, actionable insights that help teams prioritize  the remediation and mitigation of risks with the highest potential impact on cloud  workload security without slowing down the business.

Also announced today, Fortinet is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Launch Partner for  Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection, which provides agentless malware detection  capabilities across AWS data stores, disk volumes, and workload images. FortiCNP  supports Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection, delivering near-real-time threat  protection with zero-permission capabilities to actively scan running workloads with no  impact or delays to operations.

The rapid pace of cloud adoption as part of a hybrid IT architecture allows organizations  to achieve faster time to market and increased responsiveness to customer needs.  However, the cloud can increase overall security risk, which is often addressed by adding new security solutions to an organization’s existing infrastructure. Each of these  solutions comes with a litany of alerts that often require manual analysis and can quickly compound across an organization’s cloud deployment.  

“Without the proper tools, security professionals must manually sift through hundreds, if  not thousands, of security alerts on a daily basis,” said Doug Cahill, Vice President,  Analyst Services and Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “Inundated  with alerts, teams can face decreased productivity, inefficient workflows, and security  risks accumulating faster than they can be addressed. FortiCNP helps cut through the  noise, pointing teams to the security alerts that matter most.”

Customers are already experiencing the benefits of FortiCNP’s approach to cloud-native  risk management:

“FortiCNP gives us comprehensive cloud visibility with an intuitive dashboard that allows  us to easily track risk management over time,” said Caio Hyppolito, Chief Technology  Officer (CTO) at BK Bank. “Most importantly, it enables our team to focus on securing  high-priority resources instead of spending time working through long lists of security  findings. Integrations with the products we already have allow us to get even more value  out of our deployment and allow broader visibility and easier, more proactive cloud  security management.”

Partners are also leveraging FortiCNP to enhance their offerings:  

“As an AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Partner, Observian is dedicated to ensuring our  service offerings support customers in building scalable, secure cloud deployments.  Observian is thrilled to deliver a new service featuring Fortinet’s new Cloud-Native  Protection solution, FortiCNP, with Observian’s trusted and proven managed detection  and response services,” said Scott Plamondon, Co-Founder and VP of Architecture  at Observian. “FortiCNP allows customers to easily integrate, more quickly operationalize, and immediately benefit from AWS’s native-cloud security services with  more targeted and actionable alerts tuned to their needs and less noise. Our customers  that rely on Observian’s Security Operations team will benefit from our ability to even  better triage and report on those alerts 24/7.”

A defining feature of FortiCNP is integration with AWS security products and services, and the Fortinet Security Fabric, which helps organizations more effectively secure their  cloud environments and maximize their cloud security investments.

“At AWS, we provide our customers with smarter tools to easily take action and mitigate  risk faster,” said Jon Ramsey, Vice President (VP) AWS Security. “Security Partners like  Fortinet with their FortiCNP offering built on AWS and integrated with our security  services like Amazon GuardDuty give customers a choice to simplify and accelerate  their cloud journey with cloud-native security services.”

FortiCNP delivers the following features that allow security teams to effectively manage  risk in the cloud:

• FortiCNP Resource Risk Insights (RRI)TM leverages a patented risk score  algorithm to contextualize security findings from Fortinet Cloud Security solutions  and AWS products and services to provide teams with prioritized, context-rich,  and actionable insights about resources that present the highest risk and need immediate attention.  

• By analyzing, correlating, and contextualizing security findings from AWS cloud  security services with FortiCNP, customers maximize the value and benefit from  easy deployment capabilities offered by Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection,  Amazon Inspector, AWS Security Hub, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS  

Organizations.

• Integrations with Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection leverage a zero permission, agentless approach for detecting malware throughout the data  supply chain by scanning cloud data stores, disk volumes, and workload images.  

• Integrations with digital workflow solutions turn FortiCNP RRIs into intuitively actionable workflow tasks as part of the cloud infrastructure lifecycle.  

• For customers utilizing Fortinet Cloud Security solutions such as FortiGate-VM and FortiWeb, RRIs will be able to trigger stop-gap remediations to block high impact threats.  

• FortiCNP continuously scans and monitors changes to cloud data with industry leading threat intelligence and content scanning powered by FortiGuard Labs.

FortiCNP will be continually expanded to ingest more types of cloud security findings to  provide broader context across more cloud workloads. Enabling consistent workflows  that scale security across the public cloud helps teams improve security coverage, productivity, and risk mitigation—at the speed of the cloud. Cloud-native integrations  facilitate reduced friction from deployment through operations. With consistent workflows  utilizing cloud-native services across multiple clouds, security teams will no longer be  required to master the intricacies of each cloud platform’s security service operational  model. This will help security teams increase productivity by effectively working through  cloud security backlog, mitigating risk, and quantifiably improving cloud security over  time.

“FortiCNP is the latest example of Fortinet’s commitment to delivering Fabric solutions  that extend enterprise security with cloud-native integrations,” said John Maddison, EVP  of Products and CMO at Fortinet. “We’re pleased to continue to deliver solutions that  allow security professionals to transition from time-consuming triage and manual  analysis processes to proactively securing their cloud workloads and easily understand  their cloud security risk.”

Today’s announcement builds on Fortinet and AWS’ relationship to support customers in  accelerating their journey to AWS. Fortinet has also been named an AWS Security  Competency Partner, with FortiCNP serving as the latest example of Fortinet’s  commitment to delivering purpose-built cloud security solutions that integrate with AWS  products and solutions. Fortinet delivers one of the broadest sets of use cases with  comprehensive security for AWS workloads including firewall, security gateway, intrusion  prevention, and web application security. With flexible procurement options in AWS  Marketplace, including contract and consumption offerings, and a range of available  form factors, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), virtual machine (VM), container,  and application programming interface (API) based protection, customers can address a  broad variety of AWS security and procurement requirements to protect their AWS workloads.

Get a free trial of FortiCNP at AWS Marketplace: https://www.forticnp-aws.com 

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