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Fortinet Unveils FortiOS 5.2 to Fight APTs

Latest version of the operating system underpins Fortinet’s advanced threat protection framework

Fortinet has unveiled a major update to the company’s FortiOS network security operating system that powers the FortiGate platform.

This release incorporates numerous innovations that strengthen Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection Framework, providing enterprises with a cohesive and coordinated way to combat Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), zero-day attacks and other sophisticated malware. This Framework uniquely combines Fortinet’s new and established technologies with FortiGuard’s threat research and response to address increasingly complex cyber threats and reduce the risk of network breach and data loss announced the press release.

The key elements of Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection Framework are:

Access control: Reduces the attack surface by only allowing authorized users to access the network via authorized ports

Threat prevention: Proactively stops as many attacks as possible by inspecting code, traffic, web sites and applications

Threat detection: Continues seeking out indicators of compromise in order to identify previously unknown attacks that bypass traditional defenses

Incident response: Validates and contains incidents with expert security services, as well as automated actions and updates

Continuous Monitoring: Assesses and improves security posture against individual and industry baselines, while accommodating a rapidly evolving threat environment.

“Today, Fortinet has introduced important enhancements to its FortiOS operating system to help better protect against APTs. FortiOS 5.2 supports the broader, coordinated framework for Advanced Threat Protection that we have established to guide organizations through a structured approach of defense. Only such a framework can allow enterprises to effectively protect themselves against the new gene

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