Fortinet Firewall Solutions: How They Safeguard WFH Employees

Russell Thomas, Enterprise Security Mag Europe | Friday, February 26, 2021

With any hardware firewall in the FortiGate range, one gets the latest cybersecurity technology and improvements built-in as standard.

FREMONT, CA: Working from home presents an entirely new bunch of security challenges for work from home employees continuing to do their usual work and utilizing company resources to get the job done.  So how can a firm be sure that the employees' computers are not left subjected to online threats during this time? Companies should start looking closer to home and guaranteeing that their corporate network is up to par and safeguarded from online threats. After all, this network that works from home staff will be connected to, so enterprises need to ensure it is secure internal and external threats.

FortiGate, from Fortinet, are hardware-based cybersecurity solutions. They are designed to protect the company's network from malware, misuses, malicious websites, and encrypted and unencrypted web traffic. Thus, it is necessary to get a hardened cybersecurity hardware solution from a trusted vendor. The FortiGate series of hardware-based firewalls use the latest desktop form factor and are entirely fanless. It is an affordable and easy-to-use solution for the business that is great when the employees work from home, and the firm needs additional online security and protection for the corporate resources.

FortiGate Gives Businesses Cutting Edge Security Technology Inside and Out

With any hardware firewall in the FortiGate range, one gets the latest cybersecurity technology and improvements built-in as standard.  This means that with one of these hardware-based firewalls configured on the corporate network, users can relax by knowing that they have real-time attack protection and detection and prevention of well-known attacks using FortiGuard Labs Security Intelligence.  This leverages the concept of AI to proactively detect and avert threats before they have a chance to occur.

Implementation of each FortiGate firewall hardware solution is done as an NGFW (Next-Generation Firewall). This means the company gets one total network security appliance to work with, which gives them full visibility into users, their computers, and the software they are using as they connect to the internet through this firewall. This aspect means that with the firewall solution, firms can monitor all computers and keep them safe, irrespective of where it is located.