Fortinet has announced support for secure access to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
As per the release making the announcement, customers can immediately benefit from a secure virtual private network (VPN) access to Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering while leveraging Fortinet’s broad and multi-layered security technologies across network, application and content security.
“Microsoft Azure’s cloud scalability, performance and economic benefits make it a convincing choice for customers wanting to leverage the cloud while continuing to use existing on-premises infrastructure,” said Venkat Gattamneni, senior product marketing manager – Microsoft Azure, Microsoft.
“These customers require secure VPN access from office and branch networks to the cloud, and Fortinet’s next-generation firewall platforms extend on-premises data centres to the cloud while enabling security,” added Gattamneni.
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All Fortinet FortiGate security appliances offer full support for VPN access to the Microsoft Azure Virtual Network service, allowing organizations to quickly and easily create secure VPN tunnels linking on-premise networks and cloud environments.
In addition, all FortiGate appliances uniquely deliver centralised management of virtualised and physical infrastructures through a ‘single-pane-of-glass’ approach to management.
“As we work with customers to extend on-premises infrastructure to the cloud using Microsoft Azure, we need to ensure both a high level of security and seamless data access across multiple environments,” said Michael Xie, Founder, CTO and President, Fortinet.