Fortinet and HashiCorp announce FortiManager integration with Terraform to automate and simplify cloud security
Fortinet, a global firm in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced integration between Fortinet’s FortiManager and HashiCorp Terraform to simplify and automate Day zero and Day one operations for multi-cloud and hybrid cloud deployments leveraging the Fortinet Security Fabric.
Over 90 per cent of enterprises employ multi- and hybrid clouds. As a result, cloud and network operational teams can be overwhelmed by managing infrastructure and deployments across the various different cloud environments they use. Organisations are challenged to interconnect applications and data across clouds, data centers and branches, many times at the expense of compromising security and operational efficiency. At the same time, misconfiguration is the number one security risk affecting cloud deployments due in large part to manual processes.
With organisations leveraging hybrid cloud and multi-cloud to move faster and be more agile, they are looking to automate and scale their DevOps lifecycle through the use of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to provision, configure and tear down needed cloud infrastructure on demand.
Fortinet’s integration with Terraform provides customers with more ways to efficiently deploy, manage and automate security across even the most complex multi-cloud environments.
Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India and SAARC, Fortinet expressed,“With the integration between FortiManager and Terraform, Fortinet and HashiCorp are enabling organisations to automate security provisioning, eliminate errors caused by misconfiguration, and simplify the rollout and change management of security policies. Ultimately, this integration provides organisations with more confidence to implement new applications while reducing their infrastructures’ complexities.”
“We are excited about Fortinet’s new integration with Terraform. The new, verified Terraform provider for FortiManager and FortiOS enables operators to provision and manage Fortinet resources to better administer their multi-cloud infrastructure, minimising cloud waste and improving security,” said Burzin Patel, Vice President Global Alliances, HashiCorp.