Fortinet, a high-performance cybersecurity solutions company, announced a new FortiGuard Mobile Security subscription service to help Malaysian companies protect mobile devices from cyber threats, particularly in business environments where a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy has been adopted.
Fortinet FortiGuard subscription services provide comprehensive cyber security protection against content and network level threats, including mobile application control and mobile malware protection across both Apple iOS and Android environments.
Powered by Fortinet’s global threat research team with in-depth security expertise, threat signature updates are delivered in real-time to FortiGate devices around the world 24x7x365. Through FortiGuard research and services, Fortinet delivers a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and provides true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats, it said.
The new FortiGuard Mobile Security service can be purchased as la carte or part of a comprehensive Full Coverage Enterprise Protection subscription bundle that will also include all services currently in the FortiGuard UTM bundle. These services consist of intrusion prevention, anti-virus, application control, web filtering and anti-spam, as well as cloud based advanced threat protection (ATP).
Fortinet also announced an agreement to acquire Meru Networks, a company that provides intelligent Wi-Fi networking. It said the combination of the Meru acquisition with today’s FortiGuard Mobile Security services launch strengthens Fortinet’s solutions platform and reinforces its commitment to helping enterprises of all sizes deploy, manage and secure wireless networks in a mobile era.
Fortinet claims it is one of the few network security companies that has visibility into mobile devices and traffic throughout the entire enterprise network, including the core, data center & cloud, WAN, LAN and WLAN. As the industry evolves, WLAN is becoming the access mechanism of choice for enterprises, as it allows flexible and cost effective deployment. Naturally, mobile devices connect via WLAN rather than through the fixed Ethernet LAN, which allows for greater scale and security services to provide mobile device enforcement.
“IT infrastructure is evolving constantly with BYOD, cloud, SDN, hybrid WAN and secure WLAN, making the enterprise more flexible, yet at the same time exposing new points of entry for the malicious attacks,” said Michelle Ong, Fortinet’s Country Manager for Malaysia. “Our new mobile application control and mobile malware protection service integrated into the network, and particularly WLAN, provide companies in Malaysia with the visibility and control they need over mobile devices to protect their corporate assets, especially in BYOD environments.”