Fortinet recently unveiled its new Cyber Threat Assessment program designed to provide organizations a detailed look into the type and amount of cyber threats posing risks to their networks, yet are going undetected by their existing security solutions. This new offering is part of a broader effort by Fortinet and its FortiGuard Labs threat research team to integrate risk and advisory capabilities with its end-to-end security platform to provide customers greater insight into dynamically changing cyber risks that threaten their businesses.
The program uncovers unknown risks & provides immediate mitigation strategies. Fortinet is offering its threat assessment program to organizations free-of-charge. Through the assessment process, the FortiGate high-performance next generation firewall will be installed within the customer network, where it monitors the application traffic traversing the network for intrusions, malware and malicious applications that could collectively cause massive risk to the network, giving attackers access to a company’s most sensitive files and database information. At the end of the data collection period, a detailed ‘Risk Assessment Report’ will be generated, using FortiAnalyzer, that provides an analysis of the application traffic, user productivity, network utilization, the overall security risk, and the related business risk, as well as detailed, actionable mitigation recommendations.
“In the past, it was much easier for firewalls to detect significant threats to the network, because traffic could be classified based on specific protocols, and hackers’ approaches were not as sophisticated,” said John Madison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. “The growing number of network threats today are designed to avoid detection by bypassing traditional firewalls with ease. Our new Cyber Threat Assessment program is specifically designed to quickly detect the threats other solutions are not intercepting to help customers significantly increase protection, while decreasing business risks.”