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Fortinet Expands Security Fabric, Unveils FortiOS 6.2 Release

Fortinet, an automated and integrated cybersecurity solutions provider, has released a new version of its FortiOS flagship operating system. The company announced the FortiOS 6.2 release at this week's Accelerate cybersecurity conference in Orlando, Florida.

FortiOS 6.2 expands the following elements of the Fortinet Security Fabric:

  • FortiADC: Application delivery controller.
  • FortiCASB: Cloud access security broker (CASB) for public clouds.
  • FortiDDoS: Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection.
  • FortiNAC: Network access control.
  • FortiToken: User and device authentication tool.
  • VDOM: Virtual domain.

Other notable Fortinet Security Fabric upgrades include:

  • SD-WAN: Offers on-demand WAN bandwidth measurement and other capabilities to optimize WAN performance.
  • FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW): Integrates with Kubernetes via FortiOS 6.2 Fabric Connectors to deliver container security capabilities.
  • FortiMail: Enables end users to apply FortiMail threat intelligence to Microsoft Office Exchange 365 Online emails.
  • FortiGuard AI: Provides a threat detection and analysis system that generates threat intelligence used by Fortinet solutions.

Fortinet: MSSP Partner Momentum

Meanwhile, Fortinet has remained in growth mode amid tight work with MSSPs. The company recorded total revenue of $1.8 billion in 2018, up 20 percent year over year. Furthermore, MSSPs and service providers represented 11 of Fortnet's top 25 deals in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Fortinet ranks first in terms of the most security appliances shipped worldwide, the company indicated. It currently supports more than 385,000 customers worldwide.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.