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Fortinet to update its Cloud-based Security Portfolio to aid SMBs

Fortinet has announced a new update to its FortiCloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for SMBs and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). As the company revealed in a statement, the FortiCloudservice will be updated to version3.2 on August14, 2017.
According to the company, FortiCloud version 3.2 offers enhanced management capabilities to provide anywhere-anytime control over the Security Fabric solutions used to defend the largest segment of global business.
FortiCloud 3.2 enables full management of FortiGate devices to centralize deployment, management and analytics across Fortinet’s Unified Threat Management (UTM), Wireless Access Point, Switch and Sandboxing solutions. Which are Ideal for SMBs need of security and provides the ideal entry-point for new and existing MSSPs to deliver superior security services to their customers.
FortiCloud centralizes the deployment, management and analytics of a SMBs’ security solutions through a cloud-based console to simplify security and defend against today’s evolving threats.
FortiCloud version 3.2 adds full management capabilities to the existing analytics and log retention features, enabling total control over an organization’s Security Fabric through a centralized and intuitive SaaS console:
• Full Management of FortiGate firewalls enables deployment, configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting, all through a single cloud interface.
• Turnkey and cloud-based provisioning of FortiGate,FortiAP and FortiSwitchproducts requires little expertise to get devices up and running.
• Granular access controls, application usage policies, and sandbox integration enhances protection against advanced threats and zero days.
• A Cloud-based SaaS model easily scales as business grows and eliminates hardware costs for increased value.
Commenting on the new update, Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice-President, India & SAARC Fortinet, said, “Defending against the complex and constantly evolving threat landscape is a challenge for even the largest enterprises and poses even greater risks for small and medium businesses which are often constrained by both human and capital resources. That is why Fortinet has consistently delivered advanced security solutions with the ease-of-use and flexibility to maximize both a business’s defenses and its resources. FortiCloud 3.2 centralizes and expands controls over Security Fabric solutions to enable SMBs to spend less time on their security and focus more on growing their businesses.”
Also As per the company, the anywhere-anytime security management capabilities combined with multi-tenancy features also make FortiCloud the perfect entry point for new and existing MSSPs looking to deliver industry-leading security services to their customers.
FortiCloud simplifies deployment and configuration of customer services, while greatly reducing the staff required to monitor and troubleshoot client networks. FortiCloud’s SaaS model offers a low total cost of ownership and operational efficiencies that help new service providers enter the market and delivers fast return on investment for existing partners so they can quickly generate recurring revenue and higher margins.

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