Fortinet adds new security, management features to its SASE platform


Fortinet has added features that broaden the range of management and security tools for its secure access service edge (SASE) package.

The company has exanded its Secure Private Access offering that ties SASE resources together with SD-WAN-based applications through a Fortinet SD-WAN hub located in a nearby point-of-presence (PoP). The idea is to support larger hybrid environments and simplify anywhere access to corporate applications, said Nirav Shah, vice president of products with Fortinet.

“We can now let customers connect to multiple hubs and provide the app steering and health checking and security across all of those networks,” he said. 

Fortinet’s FortiSASE platform includes SD-WAN, secure web gateway, firewall as a service, CASB and zero-trust network access all running on top of its FortiOS operating system.

The driving idea with FortiSASE and these new features, are available now, is to support and secure remote users located anywhere with the most in-office experience possible, Shah said.

Another new feature, Secure Internet Access, lets customers assign their IP addresses to SASE-based resources. Until now these addresses were assigned automatically. “There are a number of use cases, such as legacy applications for example, where it matters how the user is going to those applications and what kind of access is given, and now we are giving customers the flexibility of choosing how they want to use the IP addresses of those applications,” Shah said. 

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