Fortinet Empowers Teams to Proactively Manage Cloud Risk with FortiCNP


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Fortinet recently announced FortiCNP, its built-in-the-cloud offering that correlates security findings from across an organization’s cloud footprint to for friction-free cloud security operations. Using Resource Risk Insights (RRI) technology, it’s able to deliver context-rich, actionable insights that help teams prioritize the remediation and mitigation of risks with the highest potential impact on cloud workload security, without slowing down the business.

Fortinet is now an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Launch Partner for Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection which gives agentless malware detection capabilities across AWS data stores, disk volumes, and workload images. FortiCNP also supports Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection for near real-time threat protection with zero-permission capabilities to actively scan running workloads with no impact or delays to operations.

Utilizing the cloud as part of a hybrid IT architecture let organizations achieve faster time to market as well as increased responsiveness to customer needs. Doing so, however, can increase overall security risk. This is often addressed by adding new security solution to the existing infrastructure. Each come with a litany of alerts that require manual analysis and can quickly compound.

“Without the proper tools, security professionals must manually sift through hundreds, if not thousands, of security alerts on a daily basis. Inundated with alerts, teams can face decreased productivity, inefficient workflows, and security risks accumulating faster than they can be addressed. FortiCNP helps cut through the noise, pointing teams to the security alerts that matter most.”

– Doug Cahill, Vice President, Analyst Services and Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)

A defining feature of FortiCNP is its integration with AWS security products and services, and the Fortinet Security Fabric, which helps organizations more effectively secure their could environments and maximize their cloud security investments.

“At AWS, we provide our customers with smarter tools to easily take action and mitigate risk faster. Security Partners like Fortinet with their FortiCNP offering built on AWS and integrated with our security services like Amazon GuardDuty give customers a choice to simplify and accelerate their cloud journey with cloud-native security services.”

– Jon Ramsey, Vice President (VP) AWS Security

FortiCNP Features

  • FortiCNP Resource Risk Insights (RRI) leverages a patented risk score algorithm to contextualize security findings from Fortinet Cloud Security solutions and AWS products and services to provide teams with prioritized, context-rich, and actionable insights about resources that present the highest risk and need immediate attention. 
  • By analyzing, correlating, and contextualizing security findings from AWS cloud security services with FortiCNP, customers maximize the value and benefit from easy deployment capabilities offered by Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection, Amazon Inspector, AWS Security Hub, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Organizations.
  • Integrations with Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection leverage a zero-permission, agentless approach for detecting malware throughout the data supply chain by scanning cloud data stores, disk volumes, and workload images. 
  • Integrations with digital workflow solutions turn FortiCNP RRIs into intuitively actionable workflow tasks as part of the cloud infrastructure lifecycle. 
  • For customers utilizing Fortinet Cloud Security solutions such as FortiGate-VM and FortiWeb, RRIs will be able to trigger stop-gap remediations to block high-impact threats.  
  • FortiCNP continuously scans and monitors changes to cloud data with industry-leading threat intelligence and content scanning powered by FortiGuard Labs.

FortiCNP will be continually expanded to ingest more types of cloud security finding to provide broader context across more cloud workloads. Enabling consistent workflows that scale security across the public cloud helps teams improve security coverage, productivity, and risk mitigation – at the speed of the cloud.

Cloud-native integrations facilitate reduced friction from deployment through operations. With consistent workflows utilizing cloud-native services across multiple clouds, security teams will no longer be required to master the intricacies of each cloud platform’s security service operational model. This will help security teams increase productivity by effectively working through cloud security backlog, mitigating risk, and quantifiably improving cloud security over time.

Fortinet has also been named an AWS Security Competency Partner, with FortiCNP serving as the latest example of Fortinet’s commitment to delivering purpose-built cloud security solutions that integrate with AWS products and solutions.

To get a free trial of FortiCNP, you may visit the AWS Marketplace.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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