Fortinet has introduced FortiGuard Mobile Security subscription service to help enterprises protect mobile devices from cyber threats, particularly in business environments where a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy has been adopted.
The new FortiGuard Mobile Security subscription service includes mobile application control and mobile malware protection across both Apple IOS and Android environments.
“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 Rajesh Maurya, Country Manager,India & SAARC at Fortinet. “Our new mobile application control and mobile malware protection service integrated into the network, and particularly WLAN, provide enterprises globally with the visibility and control they need over mobile devices to protect their corporate assets, especially in BYOD environments.”
Additionally, Fortinet will be acquiring Meru Networks, a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking. 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.
The new service can be purchased a la carte or as part of a comprehensive Full Coverage Enterprise Protection subscription bundle that will also include all services currently in the FortiGuard UTM bundle, including intrusion prevention, anti-virus, application control, web filtering and anti-spam, as well as cloud based advanced threat protection (ATP).
Fortinet FortiGuard subscription services provide comprehensive cyber security protection against content and network level threats. 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 24×7×365. 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.
The new FortiGuard Mobile Security Service will be available in Q3 2015.