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FORTINET in Industrial Control Systems Security Solutions

  • California, USA
  • 2000
  • $1BN to $5BN
Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Energy and Utilities
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America
Company Overview

Fortinet offers products, such as Secure Switching and Wireless LAN FortExtender to ensure connectivity as well as security for automated systems present at any location. FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer consolidated through a FortiGate provide combined centralized configuration with the abilities of reporting, visibility, and event logging. They are built in accordance with international substation automation standards, namely IEC 61850-3, and IEEE 1613.

Fortinet provides the following products under ICS security space:

  1. FortiGate
  2. FortiSandbox
  3. FortiManager
  4. FortiAnalyzer
  5. FortiExtender

FortiGate - FortiGate is a comprehensive multi-layered security solution offered by Fortinet which is suitable to implement the zones and conduits model in extreme and harsh critical ICS infrastructure. FortiGate combines high-performance, next-generation firewall functionality, and robust two-factor authentication, with antivirus, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and application control.


  • Centralized Management, Logging, and Reporting
  • Specific ICS/SCADA Aware Functionality
  • Zone Access Control With Fortiauthenticator and Fortitoken
  • Securing the Historian With Fortidb
  • Securing the Web-Based HMI with Fortiweb
  • Securing the #1 Attack Vector with Fortimail
  • Responding to Advanced Persistent Threats

FortiSandbox - With the increasing number of advanced cyber-attacks, one threat is enough to slip through security and breach data. CISOs adopted an essential component, sandboxing, of their security strategies to combat unknown threats. Due to the growth of cloud-based and IoT services, attack surfaces are becoming dynamic. Hence, organizations are integrating sandboxing with a high degree of automation and control due to inadequate cybersecurity.

FortiManager - Various organizations are focusing on adopting the cloud with the increasing digitalization. A majority of the workloads will be in the cloud by 2020.


  • Centralized Management
  • Enterprise-grade High Availability
  • Secure SD-WAN Provisioning and Monitoring
  • Security Automation
  • Enterprise-ready Integrations
  • Multi-tenancy and Administrative Domains (ADOMs)

FortiAnalyzer - FortiAnalyzer is the analytics-driven security analysis tool built with operations perspective. With action-oriented views and deep drill-down capabilities, FortiAnalyzer not only gives organizations critical insight into threats but also accurately scopes risk across the attack surface, pinpointing where immediate response is required and enables automated response actions.


  • End-to-end visibility with event correlation and threat detection
  • Advanced compliance reporting
  • Security automation
  • Enterprise-grade high availability

FortiExtender – It is critical to establish and maintain Internet connectivity for business execution. The FortiExtender appliance uses an cellular phone infrastructure along with LTE connectivity to provide broadband speed for a failover or load-balancing configuration and also provide a secondary WAN connection. FortiExtender can provide the primary Internet connection in regions, where there are no options of wired broadband.

  • CAT6 LTE protocol at 300 Mbps speed
  • Dual carrier support for a number of carrier options, including SIM switching based on pre-set usage limits
  • Powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Offers a primary WAN link for ATMs, retail POS, and remote kiosks
  • Placement of modem can be enabled to increase signal strength

Fortinet’s ICS security or SCADA solution protects ICS from advanced threats. Its appliances are highly reliable for harsh environments and compliant with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 and Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+. The solution is easy to deploy and manage, with tightly integrated security, networking, wireless, and admission control capabilities that can track devices and the traffic they produce.

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Evaluated against 457 key buying criteria
  • Product Maturity / Control systems / SCADA
    Highly reliable SCADA control system
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  • Product Maturity / Post Deployment / Support & Maintenance
    Great support services
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  • Cloud
  • Hybrid
  • On-premise
  • IOC detection tools
  • Log review tools
  • Multi-purpose tools
  • Network traffic anomaly detection tools
  • Outlier analysis tools
  • Reverse engineering tools
  • System artifact review tools
  • Distributed Control System (DCS)
  • Engineering workstations
  • HMI panels
  • Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • IAEA - Computer Security at Nuclear Facilities
  • NRC - Regulatory Guide 5.71
  • No Weaknesses


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“Better cloud security"

Fortinet provides the following for web security ·
  • Reduced downtime ·        
  • Simple to use ·        
  • Centralized solution for overall security         
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“Highly reliable SCADA control system"

Fortinet SCADA is a high-level industry-grade security protection solution that is highly reliable. Since it has a longer lifecycle than most solutions, it is suitable for extreme environments.
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“Great support services"

Fortinet’s managed security features help execute system commands with no issues. In addition to a great product, the support team is also pro-active and ensured that we got top-notch support.
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“Capable of handling high traffic spikes"

Fortinet delivers solutions that are capable of handling traffic spikes from a large population, delivering close to 10Gbps of web filtering (including encrypted traffic), and becoming responsive and strategic over time.
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“Perfect security solution"

Fortinet’s solution perfectly fits requirements for a strong, reliable signal strength, despite the concrete building of the hotel it was used in.
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FORTINET Presence in Industrial Control Systems Security Solutions
Fortinet emphasizes on R&D activities and promotes innovation. For instance, the company invested USD 183 million in R&D activities in 2016. The company has been focusing on developing its FortiGet line of ICS and SCADA solutions, which help it to cater to the complex and dynamic requirements of ICS. Fortinet has focused on enhancing its products, solutions, and services to meet the dynamic demands of its end-users. For instance, the company launched its FortiGate Rugged 60D, FortiGate Rugged 90D, FortiAP 222C, and FortiSwitch 112D-PoEin 2014, and many other such solutions in 2015, which provide free threat detection solutions to organizations and help them to analyze network and data risks. The company has also been focusing on adding new distributers and partners in its marketing channel across the globe to increase its market reach. Fortinet has also adopted the strategies of aggressive strategic collaboration and partnership to improve its security product portfolio. For instance, the company collaborated with Nozomi and Attivo Networks for providing advanced security solutions to its customers.
#1 Antivirus/Malware / Device Control
#2 Control systems / Distributed Control System (DCS)
#3 Modes / Hybrid
#4 Control systems / Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
#5 Post Deployment / Support & Maintenance


FORTINET has chosen it’s strengths in these 3 territories
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    All-Latin America

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