Fortinet will officially change its Chinese name to “anti-special network.” The Fortinet Chinese name had, until now, been “Fita,” but the new name will reflect the cybersecurity company’s commitment to tackling complex and advanced security threats in China.
The change of name signifies that the Fortinet company in China follows in the global footsteps of cybersecurity that prevents evolving threats. “Anti-special network” now brings customers in China a Security Fabric active defense architecture that provides real-time protection and intelligence to fight even the most challenging cyber threats.
Fortinet China—Following the Global Footsteps and Improving the Concepts of Traditional Security
The Fortinet cybersecurity company is continuously evolving to help organizations and users stay secure in an era of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. A single-point defense is no longer sufficient to defend against the complicated threats that endanger complex modern networks and systems.
Growing trends like the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and mobile computing have created a new digital blueprint for end users. These trends have blurred the lines of where networks start and end, while the concept of network boundaries no longer applies.
Fortinet is improving traditional security concepts, protecting these new-look networks and helping organizations meet the complex threat situations they now face. It does this through solutions such as:
Secure Remote Working
Fortinet has taken steps to ensure that customers and partners can rely on the cybersecurity company for support and protection.
For example, FortiGate firewalls have remote work solutions built into them and are available at no extra charge. The FortiGate solution is ideal for remote work purposes. It aggregates and terminates four times more concurrent virtual private network (VPN) connections and 14 times better Internet Protocol security (IPsec) performance than other similar solutions.
Remote Access Assistance
The FortiGate platform provides the foundations for the Fortinet software-defined networking in a wide-area network (SD-WAN) solution. This enables organizations to furnish users with remote access to cloud and internal resources without purchasing additional hardware or licenses.
The Fortinet next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) enable organizations to protect any network edge at scale. NGFWs safeguard organizations from internal and external threats through network filtering and monitoring, packet filtering, Internet Protocol (IP) mapping, IPsec, and secure sockets layer (SSL) VPN support. They also enable more in-depth network insight and visibility, application control, SSL inspection, and intrusion prevention, allowing organizations to identify and block malware and advanced threats across their entire attack surface.
Free VPN Software
The Fortinet FortiClient VPN software is freely available for users to navigate the internet securely, regardless of what Wi-Fi network they connect to. This VPN solution enables users to establish encrypted, highly secure VPN connections on their business and personal computers, and mobile devices. Organizations can also combine this solution with a FortiGate firewall, empowering them to offer IPsec and SSL VPN connectivity for their entire remote workforce.
Free Security Resources
Fortinet also offers a range of free online training resources and technology that enables remote access. The cybersecurity company’s Information Security Awareness and Training Service is crucial to encouraging employees to work securely at all times and no matter where they work. This is vital as cybercriminals deploy more sophisticated techniques and target remote workers in their attempts to intercept corporate data and networks.
The Fortinet training helps employees learn how to recognize the signs of an attack, how attackers target their victims, and the latest cyber threats utilized by attackers.
The Fortinet Security Fabric—An Active Defense system
The Fortinet Chinese operation is committed to ensuring that its concepts, products, and solutions keep pace with the rapidly evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. The cybersecurity company’s technology offers updates that protect organizations and users from the latest cyber threat and attack vectors and ensure they are always on top of future trends.
For example, as the threat landscape expands with concepts like co-location and multi-cloud adoption, traditional firewalls cannot help organizations meet their customers’ escalating needs. These firewalls cannot protect at scale, which results in a substandard user experience and weak security levels. The Fortinet NGFWs solve this issue by including future updates, enabling them to evolve in pace with the threat landscape. This ensures that organizations are always protected against the latest attack vectors and keep their networks and users secure against the latest threats.
In the face of advanced threats and cyber techniques, organizations need to improve and evolve their security defenses continuously. A single-point defense is no longer sufficient to meet the complex threats that businesses face. Therefore, Fortinet believes an active defense system is required to help organizations protect their borderless, multi-protocol networks that are flooded with access requests from various types of devices from a wide range of locations.
The Fortinet Security Fabric is an active defense system architecture that provides security-driven networking and intelligent, seamless protection across organizations’ entire attack surfaces. This system includes FortiGate NGFWs, as well as dynamic cloud security and secure access solutions. Security Fabric also encompasses FortiGuard Artificial Intelligence, FortiSandbox, and FortiGuard Labs threat intelligence, which enable the detection and prevention of new and emerging security threats in real-time.
Security Fabric begins with the architecture, all the way to securing the network with FortiSwitch switches, FortiAP wireless access points (WAPs), software-defined networking (SDN) switches, and SD-WAN. It also extends from the mobile access layer and application layer to the cloud using the Fortinet security information and event management (FortiSIEM) solution as the core—alongside FortiGate firewalls, FortiMail security gateway, and FortiWeb web application firewall (WAF).
The Anti-Special Network
The Fortinet Chinese name change reflects the company’s determination to keep pace with the security threat landscape. Fortinet offers a complete and active cybersecurity defense system that keeps organizations secure from the latest attack vectors and security threats and keeps users safe on any device and location.
As cyberattacks continue to increase in sophistication and potential devastation, organizations must have the appropriate defenses to protect themselves. The brand-new Fortinet Chinese name “anti-special network” offers an active defense and the evolving security defenses required to protect the modern enterprise.