September 21, 2023

Fortinet has announced enhanced products and services for operational technology environments as an expansion of its Security Fabric for OT.

It is designed to help customers protect their OT environments, including improving visibility and real-time response across the entire attack surface. The new products empower SOC teams to become more efficient and effective in their time to respond across factories, plants, remote locations, and vehicles.


Fortinet released products

  • FortiGate 70F Rugged Next-Generation Firewall, the latest addition to Fortinet’s portfolio designed for harsh environments. The new NGFW features a compact design with converged networking and security capabilities on a single processor.
  • Forti Deceptor Rugged 100G appliance is an industrially hardened rugged breach detection appliance for harsh industrial environments. The 100G supports diverse environments and can enable the on-demand creation of deception decoys based on newly discovered vulnerabilities or suspicious activity
  • Forti PAM Privileged Access Management for Secure Remote Access. The release offers enterprise-grade privileged access management for IT and OT ecosystems, including secure remote access to critical assets regulated and monitored through workflow-based access approvals and session video recording.
  • The upgrades to Forti SIEM include among other things built-in parsers for OT security solutions, support for the MITRE ATT&CK framework, and an upgraded industrial control system dashboard for OT-specific threat analysis.
  • Forti SOAR has been enhanced with new IT/OT dashboards mapped to the Purdue Model hierarchy, OT-specific playbooks for threat remediation, MITRE ATT&CK for ICS for threat analysis, and enhanced integration and connectors for OT threat intelligence.
  • FortiGuard Industrial Security Service now includes more than 2,000 application control signatures for OT applications and protocols that support deep packet inspection. The service now offers intrusion prevention signatures for over 500 known ICS vulnerabilities, so vulnerable assets can be virtually patched using FortiGate’s next-generation intrusion prevention system.

An array of new releases and upgrades to the existing security controls definitely enhances the security standpoint.

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