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When it comes to antivirus, how much coverage do you need? Everyone has different concerns when it comes to antivirus coverage. Some people want to circle the wagons and let very little into their networks, while others need some basic protection but prefer speed, speed and more speed. In this article I'll discuss the new antivirus features in the FortiOS 4.0 MR2 for the FortiGate family and how your device can be configured for your preferred level of coverage versus performance. Malware Lifecycles All malware have a life cycle. Some are like... [Read More]
by RSS Jeff Crawford  |  Apr 05, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
With all of the features available in the FortiGate operating system, such as our antivirus, web filtering, IPS and antispam, together with the newer additions such as SSL VPN, DLP, WAN Optimization, etc., it is easy to overlook some of the lesser known features our solution provides. I wanted to mention our load balancing capability as another one of those surprising Fortinet free features. Of course in the current economic climate, consolidation, something Fortinet has pioneered for the past decade, is always being sought and the more features... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Mar 04, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
Let's admit, whilst IPSec VPN has traditionally been the standard for secure remote access it has never been the easiest to configure. The client software installation, pre-shared key distribution and the inevitable debugging due to the myriad of options and overly aggressive port filtering by your access provider has caused many an administrator, if not sleepless nights, then certainly a period of frustration. Whilst improving the experience of the IPSec VPN configuration, easing the client install and giving more widely useful default options... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Mar 02, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
I’ve been asked to provide a little more information on what else we can provide in the web filtering space, particularly when it comes to service providers and how they can solve one of the main problems when considering a residential web filtering service. We have provided a way of dynamically provisioning the web filtering profile on a per end point basis, and end point can of course be many things. Flexibility in this end point definition is key, so it can relate to an authenticated username, a service, location, or in the case of mobile... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 24, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
While web filtering provides a company with the ability to limit where users visit on the the Internet, what if some users - managers, guests or whole departments - needed access to these categories or subsets of those categories? What if you still want your users or employees some level of freedom? After all, a happy worker is a productive worker. The flexibility to accommodate a multitude of configurations and situations. One size does not necessarily fit all. Happily, FortiOS comes in many sizes. There are a options available to meet... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 17, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
At Fortinet, we have created an innovative approach to web filtering that combines the advantages of cloud-based services with a layered response caching option - our FortiGuard web filtering services. FortiGuard data centers around the world contain a massive URL categorization database. These data centers receive rating requests from FortiGate units, typically, through browser-based URL requests. In combination with local profile configurations, the appropriate action - allow, deny, and monitoring - the FortiGate unit determines how... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 16, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
Today was another big milestone in the history of the company I co-founded and I'm very happy to have this opportunity to tell you about it. Fortinet has released FortiOS 4.0, the firmware upgrade for our FortiGate security systems. This release is the result of a tremendous effort by our development teams over the better part of 12+ months. These highly skilled and talented teams worked hard to design and implement these technology innovations so that we could confidently put the product in front of our customers. Even in this time of economic... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Mar 03, 2009  |  Filed in: Security Research