Fortinet has announced the release of its operating system FortiOS 6.2. This will expand the company’s Security Fabric with three hundred innovations. Security Fabric is a comprehensive collection of the company’s security solutions.

The new version of FortiOS comes with several improvements for the Security Fabric, including FortiADC, FortiDDoS and FortiToken. Also, the Security Fabric’s SD WAN capabilities now include a wide range of WAN features and services. This allows companies to bring more powerful performance to business-critical applications.

Among other things, it is possible to restore WAN connections with Forward Error Correction. In addition, on demand measurements of the WAN’s bandwidth can be performed and there is an overlay controller for more effective management of connection problems. Applications are quickly recognized for accelerated packet control, allowing end users to count on an optimal user experience and application performance.

Security

Using FortiOS 6.2 Fabric Connectors, the FortiGate firewall now offers the ability to integrate with Kkbernetes. This allows organizations to protect all north-south traffic entering and leaving their container clusters through policies based on labels and metadata of containers and resources in the cloud.

FortiMail in turn comes with an integration with Office 365 Exchange Online. This enables companies to use FortiGuard’s latest threat information to protect their e-mail traffic. There is no need to reconfigure the network or e-mail stream for this.

And with FortiGate VM’s new virtual security processor (vSPU), faster security performance is ensured, allowing business-critical applications to be accommodated in both public and private clouds.

Automation

FortiOS 6.2 also extends the central automation, orchestration and countermeasure capabilities within the Security Fabric with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer. This streamlines the management of configuration and provisioning processes across the Security Fabric. This enables provisioning without human intervention for FortiGate firewalls, FortiSwitches and FortiAPs.

In addition, data on IT assets and identity data are used to detect and correlate threats more effectively. Integrations with Scripts, Webhooks, ServiceNow and other solutions should also contribute to a faster recovery of incidents.

Finally, FortiGuard Labs has developed the FortiGuard AI detection and analysis system. Through an Artificial Neural Network of over 9 billion interconnected nodes, FortiGuard can detect and categorize AI threats according to Fortinet at unprecedented speeds. It can also generate a feed with threat information that is actively used by Fortinet’s solutions.

FortiGuard AI is the basis of new advanced technologies for the detection of hacks and data leaks, the company states. The solution is integrated with FortiGate NGFW, FortiWeb, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiSandbox and FortieSIEM.

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