Security-Driven Networking Explained

Security-Driven Networking Explained

Security-driven networking is a modern approach in network infrastructure where security should be inherent within the environment. In this approach, importance is placed on both security and networking in order to fulfil the demands of today’s highly dynamic and hybrid networks.

Before, traditional security tools can only secure fixed perimeters and monitor predictable traffic and workflows moving between static network servers and devices. However, in today’s era of accelerating digital transformation, such a strategy is no longer good enough to ensure security across the whole network. Securing fast-expanding corporate networks using traditional techniques is becoming too complex and cumbersome, leaving many gaps that can be exploited by threat actors.

With a security-driven networking strategy, organisations can enforce consistent security across all their networks. This addresses the need for having a slew of point products to secure every possible scenario or point of potential vulnerability within the network. With a security-driven networking approach, companies can effectively protect everything from branch offices, multi-cloud networks and remote users up to the new edge networks.

In addition, a security-driven networking approach enables applications and workflows to be automatically secured regardless of changing data paths. Moreover, access is dynamically managed, and encrypted traffic can be inspected and analysed at network speeds, without slowing down performance.

Security-driven networking is an essential strategy for securing today’s dynamic and evolving digital infrastructures. That is why Fortinet, with its Security Fabric solutions, is helping organisations embrace digital innovation and expand their digital footprint by adopting this modern networking approach.

Fortinet’s Security-driven Networking strategy tightly integrates an organisation’s network infrastructure and security architecture, enabling the network to scale and change without compromising security.

This next-generation approach is essential for effectively defending today’s highly dynamic environments – not only by providing consistent enforcement across today’s highly flexible perimeters but by also weaving security deep into the network itself.

A part of Fortinet Security Fabric architecture, the FortiGate Network Firewall simplifies security complexity and provide visibility into applications, users, and networks. The solution leverages purpose-built security processing units (SPUs) and threat-intelligence services from FortiGuard Labs to deliver top-rated security and high-performance threat protection (e.g., intrusion prevention [IPS], web filtering, anti-malware, application control) for known and unknown attacks.

With security at the core, networks can evolve, expand, and adapt without concerns that an expanded attack surface or security gap could compromise the organisation.

To learn more about how you can integrate security into your networks seamlessly, click here.

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