Fortinet announces FortiOS 6.4, focus on automation

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Fortinet has made the new version of the FortiOS operating system generally available, version 6.4. The release comes with 350 new features, with a strong focus on automation, and building on integrations.

More artificial intelligence (AI) can now be found in the operating system. With this, Fortinet wants to offer automatic prevention and detection of cyber threats and incident response by updating multiple FortiOS components.

AI has been added to the analytical service FortiAnalyzer, for example, but also to the new FortiSOAR solution. This service automatically collects additional contextual information and data to improve incident response. In addition, FortiSOAR provides file management for coordination and cooperation between security teams and guided incident response. Companies can turn to Fortinet for remote monitoring and incident response, which is useful in case of understaffed security teams.

In addition, Fortinet is expanding a number of integrations with the new release. For example, it should be able to better protect Office 365, thanks to an integration with FortiMail and FortiCASB. Network Access Control solution FortiNAC will also be updated, providing improved insights into Linux hardware.

New solutions

Fortinet has announced several new solutions and services in recent days. The company had originally planned a major user event, but decided to cancel it due to concerns about the corona virus. However, the planned announcements went ahead, including the FortiGate 40F. This is an SD-WAN appliance for small to medium businesses.

Tip: Fortinet wants to dominate the enterprise networking business