Fortinet Inc Delivers On-Demand, Pay-As-You-Go Virtual Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) for Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Extending its Cloud Platform, FortiWeb-VM Secures Web Applications, Meets Compliance Requirements and Enhances Licensing for Security-as-a-Service Offering Available on AWS

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 14, 2014 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ:FTNT) – a world leader in high-performance network security – today announced enhancements to its existing FortiWeb-VM Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to include on-demand, pay-as-you-go offerings. FortiWeb-VM for AWS helps AWS enterprise customers secure their cloud-based Web applications and meet PCI DSS compliance requirements.

FortiWeb-VM for AWS can now be utilized seamlessly on an hourly or annual subscription basis, complementing existing Bring Your Own License (BYOL) options. When procured via AWS Marketplace for on-demand delivery and integrated metering, billing, and payments, AWS customers can now consume “security-as-a-service” in the same simple and elastic manner as they would with the AWS infrastructure itself. A significant benefit of the new on-demand, pay-as-you-go model is scaling the solution to meet immediate needs, while still offering predictable cost models. The new AWS Marketplace annual subscription options potentially allow CAPEX savings of up to 40 percent when compared to hourly pricing over the same 12 month period.

“We are excited to have FortiWeb-VM for AWS available via annual and hourly subscription on AWS Marketplace,” said Terry Hanold, Vice President, Cloud Commerce, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Customers can now easily and quickly purchase FortiWeb-VM on AWS Marketplace to help provide additional layers of protection for their workloads running on AWS.”

FortiWeb-VM at-a-Glance
FortiWeb-VM provides multiple protection layers against today’s threats that target Web applications, including cross-site scripting, SQL injection, buffer overflows, file inclusion, cookie poisoning, schema poisoning, denial of service (at both the application and network layer) and many others.

FortiWeb-VM protects against OWASP Top 10 Web application vulnerabilities, and the software’s IP reputation service helps protect against automated Web attacks by identifying botnet activity and other suspicious activities happening on a network.

Unlike other virtual Web application firewalls, FortiWeb-VM automatically and dynamically profiles user activity to create a baseline of permissible activity. Its real-time data analysis capabilities provide an analytics interface that helps organizations understand their Web application usage and maps requests to their geographic location.

Fortinet Virtual Appliance Advantage
Today’s announcement follows news the company made earlier this year announcing the availability of its flagship, award-winning FortiGate® security platform on AWS. Last year, the company made available FortiManager-VM and FortiAnalyzer-VM on AWS, enabling customers to deploy centralized security management and reporting to all FortiGate and FortiGate-VM security technologies running at the edge, in internal networks, remote offices, within core data centers or deployed in the cloud.

“Today’s FortiWeb-VM announcement further extends both Fortinet’s broad cloud computing portfolio and the company’s commitment to protecting customer Web applications on the AWS platform,” said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. “Customers have been asking for a more cost-flexible, cloud-based protection solution, and we’re pleased to report it’s available now.”

Fortinet FortiWeb-VM is currently available in the AWS Marketplace: