Secure Digital Acceleration

Growing and scaling digital business while protecting a distributed infrastructure has never been more critical or complex. Networks today are center of innovation and enable digital acceleration using network modernization. Fortinet’s Secure Networking  converges networking technologies with AI-powered security across all edges to close security gaps and help organizations achieve better user experience.

Fortinet's Secure Networking

Digital acceleration has led to a rapid expansion of attack surfaces and creation of new network edges, including LAN, WAN, 5G, remote workers, and clouds. Fortinet’s Secure Networking approach is the industry’s only converged networking and security platform. This convergence enables AI-powered defense of today’s highly dynamic environments while enabling better productivity and user experience.

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Leading Innovations of Networking and Security

The FortiGate NGFW is the core component of Secure Networking. FortiGate is powered by the FortiOS operating system and purpose-built security processors (SPUs). These innovations enable the most complete convergence of networking and security by eliminating the need for point products. Our unified offering of SD-WAN, NGFW, SWG,  ZTNA enforcement, LAN edge, and wireless WAN 5G/LTE are available to deploy on any network edge. Real-time protection against known and unknown threats is achieved with FortiGuard security services.

Challenge: Securing Network Edges

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Architectural Complexity

Disjointed security & networking solutions lead to multiple management consoles and inconsistent security policies

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Poor User Experience

Slow inspection of encrypted traffic and an inability to steer traffic intelligently impacts users

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Difficult to Troubleshoot

Fractured visibility for traffic, devices, and applications leaves finding root cause time consuming

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Expensive to Support

No network- and security-wide visibility, analytics and orchestration increases daily operational costs

Industry Analyst Recommendations


I&O networking leaders are being asked to deliver secure networks with automation as organizations digitally transform.


Gartner Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2022 


In conjunction with hybrid or all-internet WAN topologies, SD-WAN improves availability, agility, cost-effectiveness and performance for enterprise WANs.


Gartner Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2022


Security leaders must adopt a unified security approach to protect their assets and users in any location.


Gartner Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2022

Fabric Solution: Secure Networking

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reduction in the number of network disruptions

Faster Time


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return on investment

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increase in productivity of security and network teams

Improved Business Continuity

Consistent security for every edge with AI-powered security services and flexible deployment across your network for reduced risk and business interruptions

Reduced TCO

Simplified architecture and management with converged network and security at any scale that streamline processes and save resources

Optimized User Experience

Automation and AI/ML help operational efficiency and keep employees productive

Secure and Modern Networking Technology

The convergence of security and networking closes security gaps and simplifies management, saving time and costs.

SD-WAN and LTE/5G for WAN Transformation

Fortinet delivers fast, scalable, and flexible Secure SD-WAN for cloud-first, security-sensitive, and global enterprises. Our Secure Networking approach converges SD-WAN, next-generation firewall (NGFW), and advanced routing to deliver a secure and better user experience. FortiGate provides an SD-WAN and LTE/5G controller at no extra cost to deliver instant ROI.

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Secure Switches and Wireless with LAN Edge

LAN edge equipment from Fortinet converges networking and security into a secure, simple-to-manage architecture with a single point for management and configuration. By leveraging Secure Networking, Fortinet allows organizations to secure Ethernet switches and wireless LAN without the need for costly and complex licensing schemes.

Universal ZTNA Enforcement

FortiGate NGFW is the only network security solution in the industry with ZTNA enforcement to enable explicit application access. With flexible deployment offerings, Fortinet enables universal ZTNA enforcement for the hybrid workforce.

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Centralized Management and Network Automation

Centralized management enables provisioning and management of both networking and security products with one console. Network automation uses network and security software tools to maximize efficiency and functionality of the network to further reduce complexity.

Comprehensive and Consistent Web Security Everywhere

Fortinet Secure Web Gateway offers defense-in-depth security including web filtering, DNS Security, inline CASB, antivirus, antimalware, anti-botnet, SSL inspection, data loss prevention, and more. This enables secure internet access and secure private access. With a flexible cloud-delivered and on-prem offering, Fortinet enables consistent web security posture across the entire infrastructure.

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