Fortinet brings security-as-a-service for AWS

Fortinet, a network security provider today said it has made enhancements to its existing FortiWeb-VM Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to include on-demand, pay-as-you-go offerings.

FortiWeb-VM for AWS helps AWS enterprise customers secure their cloud based web applications and meet PCI DSS compliance requirements.

FortiWeb-VM for AWS can now be utilized seamlessly on an hourly or annual subscription basis, complementing existing Bring Your Own License (BYOL) options. When procured via AWS Marketplace for on-demand delivery and integrated metering, billing, and payments, AWS customers can now consume “security-as-a-service” in the same simple and elastic manner as they would with the AWS infrastructure itself.

A significant benefit of the new on-demand, pay-as-you-go model is scaling the solution to meet immediate needs, while still offering predictable cost models. The new AWS Marketplace annual subscription options potentially allow capex savings of up to 40 percent when compared to hourly pricing over the same 12 month period.

“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 announcement is in line with company’s earlier move to offer FortiGate security platform on AWS. Last year, the company made available FortiManager-VM and FortiAnalyzer-VM on AWS, enabling customers to deploy centralized security management and reporting to all FortiGate and FortiGate-VM security technologies running at the edge, in internal networks, remote offices, within core data centres or deployed in the cloud.

“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 it’s available now,” said Rajesh Maurya, Country Manager – India & SAARC, Fortinet.