Fortinet Upgrades SASE for WFA Users

Fortinet announced the addition of significant cloud-delivered advancements to its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution – FortiSASE. With the update, the company includes additional deployment flexibility and secure access capabilities for digital resources across private applications, SaaS and the internet.

Fortinet introduced additions to its FortiGate Secure Edge integration platform ensuring that teams get improved granular control and flexibility while choosing when to perform security on-premises and in the cloud for optimal user experiences. The enhancement specifically intends to help organizations with a hybrid workforce and ensure consistent security for users located anywhere.

Further, the company upgraded all three key FortiSASE use cases to secure access for users across the internet, SaaS and private applications. The SASE solution has been updated with better performance and infrastructure scalability and dedicated public IP support. The solution will offer an enhanced geolocation-based experience that will allow custom service access based on a user’s location.

Fortinet also will provide expanded Secure SD-WAN hub connectivity in support of large global hybrid networks delivering remote users secure access to corporate applications.

As part of the update, Fortinet declared innovations to FortiSASE cloud access security broker (CASB) enabling more application coverage and deeper control of SaaS application behavior imposing restrictions on tenants’ access control.

FortiSASE is enhanced with next-generation dual-mode CASB. The solution leverages inline and application programming interface-based support, to ensure full visibility into sanctioned and unsanctioned applications addressing shadow IT and data exfiltration challenges.

FortiSASE is Fortinet’s scalable cloud-based service powered by FortiOS innovations and FortiGuard Labs AI-driven Threat Intelligence, which offers a combination of security capabilities, including web filtering, domain name system security, inline CASB, antivirus, antimalware, anti-botnet, security service edge inspection and data loss prevention. It enables consistent web security posture across the entire infrastructure for both on-premises and remote users.

The upgrades to Fortinet’s integrated single-vendor SASE solution are likely to improve the company’s ability to deliver consistent security and user experiences, irrespective of user location and application distribution options.