Fortinet Announces the First Next-Generation Firewall


Fortinet has announced the expansion of its collaboration with Microsoft to deliver the industry’s first next-generation firewall (NGFW) and Secure SD-WAN integration with Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN.

“Partnering with Microsoft Azure gives our joint customers the best of both worlds combining Azure’s secure infrastructure with Fortinet’s industry-leading next-generation firewall capabilities and best-in-class Secure SD-WAN solution. The integration of FortiGate-VM extends the Fortinet Security Fabric into Azure Virtual WAN and enhances our ability to secure any application on any cloud and to secure the cloud on-ramp into, between, and within the cloud.” John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO, Fortinet, said.

Users can apply advanced security policies to virtual WAN traffic and extend Secure SD-WAN into the Azure Virtual WAN hub. The result is the convergence of advanced security and networking capabilities in the cloud for an even more simplified, automated, and secure cloud on-ramp and SD-WAN experience. The integration also allows enterprises to interconnect with applications and workloads running Azure more effectively with the rest of their hybrid and multi-cloud deployments.

The integration of FortiGate-VM and Fortinet Secure SD-WAN into Azure Virtual WAN allows organisations to achieve digital innovation outcomes in the cloud while reducing complexity.

Earlier this month, Fortinet and Microsoft also announced the availability of FortiGate-VM integration with Azure gateway load-balancer, which enables customers to deliver superior experiences for applications and workloads running in Azure.