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Fortinet Unveils New FortiGuard Mobile Security Subscription Service to Protect Mobile Devices Across the Enterprise

29 May 2015

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced a new FortiGuard Mobile Security subscription service to help enterprises protect mobile devices from cyber threats, particularly in business environments where a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy has been adopted. With industry reports predicting that wireless access will eventually dominate wired access in enterprise networks, maintaining visibility and control of mobile traffic has become just as critical as traditional network traffic. The new FortiGuard Mobile Security subscription service includes mobile application control and mobile malware protection across both Apple IOS and Android environments.

Fortinet is one of the few network security companies that has visibility into mobile devices and traffic throughout the entire enterprise network, including the core, data centre & cloud, WAN, LAN and WLAN. As the industry evolves, WLAN is becoming the access mechanism of choice for enterprises, as it allows flexible and cost effective deployment. Naturally, mobile devices connect here rather than through the fixed Ethernet LAN, which allows for greater scale and security services to provide mobile device enforcement.

Deployable with Fortinet’s industry-leading FortiGate integrated security appliances, the new FortiGuard Mobile Security service can be purchased a la carte or as part of a comprehensive Full Coverage Enterprise Protection subscription bundle that will also include all services currently in the FortiGuard UTM bundle, including intrusion prevention, anti-virus, application control, web filtering and anti-spam, as well as cloud based advanced threat protection (ATP).

 

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