Fortinet SASE Enhancements Protect Hybrid Workforces, Branches

Fortinet, a global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, announced enhancements to its single-vendor SASE offering. FortiSASE protects the hybrid workforce via a unified agent and includes SD-WAN integration for the branch.

What’s new:

  • SASE for microbranches and IoT/OT devices – FortiSASE now includes expanded integrations within the Fortinet WLAN portfolio to support organizations securing microbranches and related devices. FortiAP wireless access points offload traffic from microbranches to a SASE point of presence (POP) for comprehensive security inspection at scale for all devices, including IoT and OT This integration also means the Fortinet WLAN portfolio can be managed by the same cloud-based management console customers already use for FortiSASE.
  • Enhanced data loss prevention (DLP) service – As a part of its cloud-delivered security services, FortiSASE includes the FortiGuard-powered DLP service to protect sensitive data across the entire hybrid environment. This service includes a wider range of data identifiers, file types and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, as well as advanced data matching techniques to prevent inadvertent data leaks. By continuously enhancing DLP, Fortinet provides organizations with deep insights into their cloud applications and tools to effectively counter new threats.
  • End-to-end digital experience monitoring (DEM) – Fortinet’s DEM offering integrates with FortiSASE to provide insights across users, Fortinet global SASE POPs and the performance of SaaS applications, including WebEx, Office365, and Dropbox, for comprehensive network and SaaS application monitoring. Additionally, this integration offers endpoint monitoring to deliver end-to-end visibility that empowers IT teams with the information they need to reduce resolution times and ensure a positive user experience.

Backed by FortiGuard AI-Powered Security Services, Fortinet’s SASE solution provides unified security, simplified management and end-to-end DEM by converging cloud-delivered security, including secure web gateway, cloud access security broker and firewall as a service, and networking capabilities via SD-WAN.

It also includes Universal ZTNA for robust secure access to and from the internet, privately hosted applications, and SaaS applications.