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Fortinet Upgrades Database Security and Compliance Solution

  • 14 October, 2009 16:20

<p>Fortinet® – a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced a major upgrade of its database security and compliance product, FortiDB™.</p>
<p>Fortinet is also now offering a trial version of the FortiDB vulnerability assessment (VA) tool for customers who would like to test the product prior to purchase.</p>
<p>In the new FortiDB 4.0 release, Fortinet has focused on making deployments and maintenance faster and easier. New features include a more intuitive graphical user interface, centralised policy management, and new data collection methods for agent-based auditing. The new version is designed to improve scalability and performance, which will help customers optimise their hardware resources and result in better total cost of ownership.</p>
<p>“This major upgrade to our FortiDB product line is designed to simplify and hasten the process of implementing or expanding a database security solution, especially in this environment of increased cybercriminal activity where databases are increasingly targeted,” said Anthony James, vice president of product marketing, Fortinet. “In addition, as there is greater pressure now more than ever in meeting regulatory compliance for normal business operations, we’ve enhanced the auditing methodology so that reports can be generated more quickly with minimal impact to system performance.”</p>
<p>New Product Features</p>
<p>• Ease of Deployment/Management: New FortiDB features help to simplify deployments and ease ongoing management, through improved vulnerability assessment and database activity monitoring (DAM).</p>
<p>Users can now define a set of monitoring and audit policies, and apply them against a group of databases. This dramatically simplifies the deployment of FortiDB for security purposes, and speeds up the creation of audit and compliance reports.</p>
<p>• Enhanced and additional audit data collection: FortiDB 4.0 supports native audit-based data collection, which has been enhanced to minimise system performance impact. Additionally, there are new agent-based audits for data collection which do not require native audit to be turned on. Both these features result in a lower performance impact on the monitored databases.</p>
<p>• Scalability/performance: Using an updated architecture and improved data collection methods, one FortiDB system can now handle hundreds of millions of audit records per day, which represents a five to tenfold increase in performance compared to the previous product version. This results in lower deployment and maintenance costs.</p>
<p>• Free trial: A fully functional 2 week trial version of FortiDB VA is now downloadable at</p>
<p>The FortiDB 4.0 upgrade will be available on all FortiDB appliances beginning in November.</p>
<p>FortiDB Overview</p>
<p>FortiDB is a broad solution designed to secure databases and applications for both virtualised and non-virtualised environments. The product performs the following functions: vulnerability management, database activity monitoring data loss prevention, automation of auditing and compliance, and change control to keep track of changes related to database structures and end users.</p>
<p>The FortiDB product line includes the FortiDB-400B, FortiDB-1000B and FortiDB-2000B, supporting database instances from 10 to 60, which offers companies of all sizes the right solution for their business needs.</p>
<p>FortiDB supports heterogeneous database environments, including support for Oracle, DB2, Sybase and MS SQL Server. For more information on Fortinet’s database security solutions, please visit:</p>
<p>About Fortinet (</p>
<p>Fortinet is a leading provider of network security appliances and the market leader in Unified Threat Management or UTM. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, spyware prevention and antispam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified in five programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, Network IPS and Antispam. Fortinet is based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
<p>Copyright © 2009 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. The symbols ® and ™ denote respectively federally registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. Fortinet's trademarks include, but are not limited to, the following: Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiGuard, FortiManager, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiCare, FortiAnalyzer, FortiReporter, FortiOS, FortiASIC, FortiWiFi, FortiSwitch, FortiVoIP, FortiBIOS, FortiLog, FortiResponse, FortiCarrier, FortiScan, FortiDB and FortiWeb. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,</p>

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