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Fortinet unveils 'security fabric' for distributed security in an IoT world

Fortinet has unveiled its security fabric, which it says will arm global enterprises with pervasive, adaptive cybersecurity from IoT to cloud networks.

The security fabric is an integrated, collaborative and adaptive architecture designed to deliver distributed security for global enterprises and protect against threats from IoT and remote devices, through the infrastructure core and into the cloud.

The security vendor says the offering bring traditionally autonomous systems together into a single architecture, designed with five critical and interdependent attributes: scalability, awareness, security, actionable and open.

Jack Chan, Fortinet network and security strategist, says security fabric ties together Fortinet's strengths: strong security, combined with product integration, partnerships, visibility and awareness.

“With more and more interconnected devices it is more important than ever to implement security that covers the five key areas of scalability, awareness, security, actionability and openness,” Chan says.

“These five elements are the basic building blocks of pervasive security that ANZ businesses – and individuals – need to protect themselves in a dangerous world.”

Chan says as enterprise networks expand, security is borderless.

“Having a security fabric that integrates into all areas of network, such as endpoints and user visibility, access layers, networks, applications and cloud networks, enables end-to-end segmentation and protection for customers,” he says.

Fortinet also launched its latest FortiGate 6000E and 2000E series enterprise firewalls powered by its next generation FortiAsic CP9 content processor.

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