Fortinet Upgrades FortiSASE Single-Vendor Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Solution
Fortinet has launched new cloud-delivered enhancements to its FortiSASE integrated single-vendor secure access service edge (SASE) solution, the company announced in a prepared statement.
“Single-vendor SASE delivers converged network and security capabilities to connect and secure distributed users, devices and locations to resources in the cloud, edge and on-premises,” Gartner stated in the announcement. Gartner predicted that “by 2025, one-third of new SASE deployments will be based on a single-vendor SASE offering, up from 10% in 2022.”
FortiSASE now includes updates that add enhanced support for secure private access and secure SaaS access use cases. Fortinet said it is extending this convergence to remote users through cloud-delivered SD-WAN connectivity in FortiSASE. As such, Fortinet is enhancing its ability to deliver “granular application access” with Fortinet Universal ZTNA (zero trust network access).
Organizations that have already deployed Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and/or FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls can connect their remote users to FortiSASE for private access, without needing an additional license, Fortinet notes.
FortiSASE delivers comprehensive visibility and control for SaaS applications, now enhanced with next-generation dual-mode cloud access security broker (CASB), the company said. By leveraging both inline and API-based support, FortiSASE enables full visibility into sanctioned and unsanctioned applications to address shadow IT and data exfiltration challenges.
John Maddison, Fortinent executive vice president of Products and chief marketing officer, explained the advantages of Fortinet’s new offering:
“Fortinet delivers the most integrated single-vendor SASE solution available, uniquely converging best-of-breed networking and best-of-breed security that are unified by a single operating system. The latest cloud-delivered enhancements to FortiSASE further strengthen our ability to enable consistent security and user experience no matter where users and applications are distributed.”
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