Fortigate is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It develops and markets cybersecurity software, appliances and services, such as firewalls, anti-virus, intrusion prevention and endpoint security, among others. It is the fourth-largest network security company by revenue

Fortinet was founded in 2000 by brothers Ken and Michael Xie. It raised about $93 million in funding by 2004 and introduced ten FortiGate appliances. That same year was the beginning of a recurring patent dispute between Fortinet and Trend Micro. The company went public in 2009, raising $156 million through an initial public offering. Throughout the 2000s, Fortinet diversified its product lines, adding products for wireless access points, sandboxing, and messaging security, among others.

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FortiOS: The Fortigate Operating System to Enable the Security Fabric

The Fortigate Security Fabric is an intelligent framework connecting your security devices together for effective, efficient, and comprehensive security. FortiOS enables the Security Fabric, letting you control the security and networking capabilities in all your Fortinet Security Fabric elements with one intuitive operating system.

Improve your protection and visibility while reducing operating expenses and saving time with a truly consolidated next generation enterprise firewall solution. FortiOS enables the Fortinet Security Fabric vision for enhanced protection from IoT to the cloud.

FortiOS 6.0: Expanding the Security Fabric

  • FortiOS 6.0 is the latest version of Fortinet’s network security operating system. It expands the Security Fabric to provide broad visibility and control, more powerful performance, and more efficient operations to quickly identify and resolve security issues.
  • FortiOS 6.0 expands the capabilities of the Security Fabric with broad, integrated, and automated protection.

Broad: Visibility and Control Throughout Your Network

FortiOS 6.0 offers deeper visibility and control throughout the Security Fabric, from IoT to the cloud. Greater visibility enables improved segmentation, stopping threats from moving freely through your network.

Integrated: Detection of Advanced Threats

FortiOS 6.0 allows for the integration of devices using open standards and has a unified management platform that enables the sharing and correlation of real-time threat intelligence. This supports the coordinated detection of advanced threats through sophisticated, centralized analytics that are difficult or impossible to achieve using traditionally isolated security deployments.

Automated: Efficient Operations

FortiOS 6.0 offers more efficient operations with the new Security Fabric audit. With recommendations and automated actions, local and global threat intelligence sharing, and a single pane of glass with NOC views, you can better manage your network. FortiOS 6.0 seamlessly integrates with Fortinet centralized management and offers robust software-defined networking and SIEM APIs for extended centralized management and orchestration.

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Fortigate also runs the FortiGuard Labs internal security research team, which was founded in 2005. It has four research and development centers in Asia, as well as others in the US, Canada and France. Fortinet hosts a certification and training program with eight levels of NSE certification.It runs the Network Security Academy, which was founded in early 2016. It provides resources to universities teaching IT security classes.