Fortinet(R) Introduces New Advanced Threat Detection & Mitigation Sandbox to Strengthen Enterprise Edge

Fortinet(R) Introduces New Advanced Threat Detection & Mitigation Sandbox to 
Strengthen Enterprise Edge 
New Appliance Extends Fortinet's Next Generation Firewalls and Email
Gateways to Address Advanced Persistent Threats 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a global leader in high-performance network security --
today announced the FortiSandbox-3000D, an advanced threat prevention
appliance that provides enterprises with a powerful tool to help
combat Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). The new offering combines
a unique dual-level sandbox, dynamic threat intelligence, real-time
dashboard and rich reporting in a single device that integrates with
Fortinet's FortiGate next generation firewalls (NGFW) and FortiMail
email gateway appliances.  
Fortinet NGFWs act as a first line of defense by scanning and
mitigating threats. When used with FortiSandbox, the appliances
together are able to identify and apply advanced inspection to
suspicious or high risk files and then update protections based on
the full threat lifecycle of attacks uncovered. And with the new
FortiMail version 5.1, Fortinet email gateways can now similarly
identify suspicious or high risk files in email and pass them to
FortiSandbox for advanced inspection.  
FortiSandbox At-a-Glance
 The FortiSandbox-3000D can be deployed
on-premise on its own without changing any network configurations.
Or, as mentioned, it can also be integrated with and extend
Fortinet's FortiGate and FortiMail platforms for improved detection
and mitigation. 
Consistent with Fortinet's product development approach, the
FortiSandbox consolidates specialized threat detection and
intelligence services across protocols and functions into a single,
high-performance and highly affordable appliance. At the heart of the
appliance is a dual-level sandbox to effectively deal with increasing
virtual machine (VM) evasion techniques and the increasing
sophistication of attacks that require more advanced inspection.  
"Today's most sophisticated attackers are increasingly bypassing
traditional anti-malware solutions and establishing a persistent
presence within organizations' networks," said John Grady, Research
Manager, Security Products at IDC. "These highly targeted attacks
evade signature-based defenses by leveraging compression, encryption,
and polymorphism among other methods. Some malware variants are even
able to detect virtual environments and utilize sleep techniques to
make identification much more difficult. Combating today's attacks
requires a comprehensive and integrated approach that goes beyond
anti-malware, virtual sandboxes and separate monitoring systems. The
FortiSandbox appliance is a step in this direction."  
Key features of FortiSandbox include: 


 
--  Dynamic Antimalware and Updates/Cloud Query: Receives updates from
    FortiGuard Labs and can send queries back to the Labs in real time,
    helping to intelligently and immediately detect existing and emerging
    threats
--  Code Emulation: Performs lightweight sandbox inspection in real time,
    including certain malware that uses sandbox evasion techniques and/or
    only executes with specific software versions
--  Full Virtual Environment: Provides a contained runtime environment to
    analyze high risk or suspicious code and explore the full threat
    lifecycle
--  Advanced Visibility: Delivers comprehensive views into a wide range of
    network, system and file activity, categorized by risk, to help speed
    incident response
--  Callback Detection: Inspects network traffic for requests to visit
    malicious sites, establish communications with C&C servers and
    other activity indicative of a compromise
--  Manual Analysis: Allows security administrators to manually upload
    malware samples to perform virtual sandboxing without the need for a
    separate appliance
--  Optional Submission to FortiGuard: Tracer reports, malicious files and
    other information may be submitted to FortiGuard Labs in order to
    receive remediation recommendations and updated in line protections

  
"The introduction of the FortiSandbox appliance is in direct response
to APTs that are using highly sophisticated evasion techniques to
avoid security detection," said John Maddison, vice president of
Marketing for Fortinet. "Given our many years of threat research and
development, we're finding that inspection of file activity, as a
complement to inspection based on attributes, is a necessary means of
combating APTs. Our customers now have the opportunity to easily and
cost-effectively perform detailed analysis of specific threats
traversing their networks with the added benefit of integrating with
our FortiGate and FortiMail appliances to perform in line, real-time
threat mitigation." 
Availability
 The FortiSandbox-3000D is
available now.  
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About Fortinet
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and data from continually evolving threats. As a global leader in
high-performance network security, we enable businesses and
governments to consolidate and integrate stand-alone technologies
without suffering performance penalties. Unlike costly, inflexible
and low-performance alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower
customers to embrace new technologies and business opportunities
while protecting essential systems and content. Learn more at
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