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Meeting the groundswell of advanced threats: Fortinet Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Nov. 7, 2014
Fortinet's Michelle Ong: Enhanced APT protection and security integration made possible with new virtual FortiSandbox.

Michelle Ong, Fortinet's Malaysia Country Manager 

Photo - Michelle Ong, Fortinet's Country Manager for Malaysia


Network security specialist Fortinet has announced its new FortiSandbox solution to help meet Malaysian organisations' need for enhanced Advanced Threat Protection [ATP].

Fortinet's Malaysia country manager Michelle Ong said:  "Without a doubt, a groundswell of sophisticated advanced persistent threats and serial high-profile data breaches have made enterprises more security conscious than ever."

"Customers want solutions that are both highly effective and easy to deploy, and FortiSandbox offers them - effective breach detection that leverages the expertise and innovation from FortiGuard Labs, and the flexibility of physical, cloud, and now virtual form factors," said Ong, adding that the new FortiSandbox, powered by FortiGuard OS, has demonstrated a 99 percent breach detection rate in NSS Labs testing, and was now available as a virtual appliance.

She said the FortiSandbox's flexible form factor will help customers in Malaysia to more easily deploy ATP sandboxes within their infrastructure, in dynamic data centres, and across geographically dispersed locations.

Ong said that the latest FortiSandbox-VM release has a new API for tighter integration with Fortinet's other security solutions. "The first such product to leverage that API is FortiMail, with its new software v5.2, for better defence against email vector attacks."

She said this intelligent Advanced Threat Protection solution, supported by research from FortiGuard Labs, was expected to further speed up the adoption of Fortinet's sandboxing beyond the more than 3,000 customers already using the solution.

 Growing base of users

Ong said the FortiSandbox-VM offering expanded advanced threat capabilities to a growing base of enterprise users by increasing flexibility and availability, enabling them to deploy scalable sandbox technology.

The appliance allows tighter integration with an array of established Fortinet security products, including FortiMail, which was now able to hold messages for sandbox inspection and then subsequently act on the results, she said.

The virtual, cloud and on premise versions of FortiSandbox, as well as the latest update to FortiMail, are currently available.


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