Public Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing provides elastic and scalable infrastructure for applications, storage and data that changes the way the world does business.

Cloud Computing provides elastic and scalable infrastructure for applications, storage and data that changes the way the world does business. The delivery models are categorized into private, hybrid and public cloud. In public cloud computing, the infrastructure is offloaded to the cloud service providers, however, security remains to be the responsibility of Enterprise IT.

Fortinet provides security solutions for major Cloud Service Providers - Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and HP Helion OpenStack- Based Cloud - and Enterprises to meet scalability, metering and time-to-market requirements.

Security for Amazon Web Services

Amazon offers cloud system infrastructure service Amazon Web Services (AWS) with a variety of computing resources. Fortinet secures the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) in multiple Availability Zones (AZ) on demand to provide highly available advanced network firewall functions, segmentation, and encryption across on-premise and cloud environments. The solution securely extends “cloudbursting” --private to public cloud migration-- with IPS, URL filtering, anti-virus, and application & data threat prevention. Fortinet provides cloud security while offering economies of scale with flexible Bring-Your-Own-License and metering billing options.

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  • Learn more about FortiGate for Amazon AWS
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Security for Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s public cloud platform offering system infrastructure (e.g., computing, storage). Building a Microsoft-based architecture with connections to Microsoft Azure ensures application interpretability requirements. Fortinet delivers optimized security for applications and data in Microsoft Azure and avoids unnecessary security expenditures during cloud migration.

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Learn more about FortiGate for Microsoft Azure

Security for OpenStack-Based Cloud

OpenStack is the only solution that allows for mixed Hypervisor IT environments. It offers the technical capabilities of proprietary alternatives at a fraction of the cost. Many public cloud computing services are delivered today using the OpenStack projects. The platforms are massively scalable and cost-efficient, designed to instantly meet the demands of large-scale performance-intensive workloads. FortiGate supports OpenStack hypervisor compute drivers including Xen, KVM, VMware ESXi, and Microsoft Hyper-V to provide performance, reliability and security requirements in OpenStack public cloud services.

HP Helion OpenStack is a transparent, enterprise-grade public cloud based on OpenStack technology. Fortinet supports Helion OpenStack and jointly delivers next-generation firewall to protect the open computing platform.


  • Support for leading public cloud platforms
  • Cloud-ready multi-tenancy support and virtual domain support for network segmentation
  • Extensible management interface – API’s for cloud automation and orchestration
  • Single-pane-of-glass management for consistent policy across private, hybrid and public clouds
  • Unmatched breadth of security portfolio and easiness of deployment with appliance, chassis-based, and virtual machine options for enterprise data center upgrades
  • Flexible billing and licensing options deliver the best economies of scale