IBM, Fortinet expand cloud security protection

IBM, Fortinet expand cloud security protection

The vFSA on IBM Cloud is a virtual security appliance and is available through Fortiflex, Fortinet’s a flexible usage-based licensing program. In addition, the product is available now across all 31 IBM Cloud data centers. The virtual package supports SSL and IPSec VPN connections, and it supports site-to-site VPNs between virtual private clouds (VPC) and on-premises hybrid cloud networks, the companies stated. A client-managed security appliance with administrative root access is also available.

Support for automated deployments is included, along with support for migrations between virtual and physical form factors with on-demand and automated upgrade capabilities built into the user interface.

IBM and Fortinet have been working together since 2008 and offer a variety of cloud security packages as part of the Fortinet Open Ecosystem to provide managed security services. For example, Fortinet FortiGate virtual machines can be deployed as part of IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, providing firewall and gateway services integrated with VMware environments, the companies stated.


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