Fortinet Provides Threat Intelligence Technology Cloud Based Sandboxing and IP Reputation Services

Fortinet Provides Threat Intelligence Technology Cloud Based Sandboxing and IP Reputation Services

Fortinet, a provider of high-performance network security, today announced that the company’s FortiGuard Labs launched new, cloud-based sandboxing and IP reputation services that are designed to help protect against advanced persistent threats (APTs). The new services provide additional protection capabilities for the company’s FortiGate, FortiCloud,  FortiWeb, FortiDDoS  and FortiDNS, all network and application security platforms.

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)

APTs are usually operated by highly-skilled teams or governments and use advanced technology and multiple methods and vectors to reach specific targets and obtain sensitive or classified information. Also known as targeted attacks, reconnaissance is carried out on each target to determine the best method of entry. Social engineering or zero day vulnerabilities are the most common infection vectors.

FortiGuard Cloud-Based Sandboxing Service

The FortiGuard, cloud-based, sandboxing service uses behavioral attributes to detect malware by executing them within a virtual environment. This serves as an additional protection layer that complements FortiGate’s existing, award-winning, antivirus engine and its unique, inline, and lightweight sandbox. Suspicious files can be submitted automatically to the new, hosted service for further scanning, without significantly impacting FortiGate’s performance. In addition, FortiCloud has added a new feature that serves as the online, sandboxing portal, providing detailed status and visibility into the scanned results.

FortiGuard IP Reputation Service

FortiGuard Labs continually investigate and monitor IPs that are compromised or behaving abnormally. The service uses a number of different techniques, including historical analysis, honeypots and botnet analysis to provide immediate protection for FortiGate, FortiWeb and FortiDDoS platforms against wide-scale, automated attacks. The service also continuously learns from a global footprint of threat sensors, tracking malicious events to IP addresses in real time.

“Today’s advanced persistent threats are challenging both IT personnel and network security vendors. While the signature approach to malware abatement is not going away overnight, additional dynamic safeguards need to be implemented now in order to effectively combat these threats at all layers in rapid fashion,” said Derek Manky, global security strategist for Fortinet. “The new services announced today offer a strategic approach to detect and respond to breaking threats from numerous attack vectors. Modern threats strike and shift quickly, and so should detection.”

For more information, please visit Fortinet at http://www.fortinet.com/.

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