Photo - Dato' Seri George Chang, Fortinet's Vice President for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong.
Network security provider Fortinet has announced 12 new products under the 'Connected UTM' portfolio for retail, branch offices and distributed enterprises in Malaysia.
Fortinet's vice president for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, Dato' Seri George Chang said the company's new FortiGate unified threat management [UTM] appliances, wireless access points, wireless WAN [wide area network] extender, and Ethernet switches provide "unparalleled policy and access control, threat protection and business continuity."
"Fortinet's vision for retailers, branch offices and other massively distributed enterprise environments is 'Connected UTM'," said Chang. "By using the flexibility of Fortinet's UTM appliances, wireless access points, wireless WAN extender and switching products, businesses can simplify their complex networks, improve management and ensure enhanced policy enforcement."
"[This allows them] to aggressively pursue new business opportunities, and reduce costs while enjoying all the benefits of high-performance network security," he said.
Analyst firm IDC's research manager, John Grady, said, "As UTM appliances continue to integrate discreet security functions such as firewall, AV, IPS, Web content filtering, and so forth, we also see an emerging trend where UTM appliances are extending their security policy enforcement to include and integrate management functionality of WLAN [wireless LAN\, VoIP [voice over IP], IP-based cameras and more."
"Here, Fortinet's Connected UTM offerings exemplify this trend and demonstrate innovation in driving new use and adoption cases for UTM in distributed enterprise environments," said Grady.
The FortiGate/FortiWiFi-30D-POE, FortiGate/FortiWiFi-60D-POE, FortiGate/FortiWiFi-90D-POE, FortiGate-280D-POE, FortiAP-221C, FortiAP-320C, FortiExtender-100B, FortiSwitch-224D-POE and FortiSwitch-108D-POE are available in Malaysia now.
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