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Fortinet upgrades FortiWeb-VM Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) for Amazon Web Services


Fortinet the provider of network security has introduced enhancements to its FortiWeb-VM Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) for the Amazon Web Services. The upgrade will include on-demand and pay-as-you-go services. This service from Fortinet allows the customers of Amazon use their secure cloud based web applications.

The FortiWeb-VM for AWS can now be used for hours on the basis of annual subscription. The AWS customers can now use “security-as-a-service” in the same simple and elastic manner as they would with the AWS infrastructure itself. Along with this they can also avail the benefit of on-demand; pay-as-you-go model to meet their immediate needs, while still offering predictable cost models. Moreover the annual subscription offers savings of up to 40 percent when compared to hourly pricing over the same 12 month period.

The FortiWeb-VM provides multiple layer protection against various threats caused by using web applications. Furthermore, it will also protect against automated Web attacks by identifying botnet activity and other suspicious activities happening on a network. 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.

“We are excited to have FortiWeb-VM for AWS available via annual and hourly subscription on AWS Marketplace. 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”, said Terry Hanold, Vice President, Cloud Commerce, Amazon Web Services, Inc.

“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. Customers have been asking for a more cost-flexible, cloud-based protection solution, and we’re pleased to report its available now”, said Rajesh Maurya, Country Manager, India & SAARC for Fortinet.


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