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Fortinet’s new FortiSandbox can detect and block hidden zero-day and advanced threats

Zafirah Salim | March 10, 2015
The enhanced FortiSandbox can now scan more file types and even unzip and scan archived files so IT departments have confidence that they are protected from malicious code no matter where it tries to hide.

Fortinet announced yesterday (March 9) the launch of FortiSandbox 2.0, which aims to discover and isolate more advanced threats from more places than ever before.

The FortiSandbox enhances its independently rated and NSS Labs Recommended 99% breach detection rating with new features that scan more file types including Microsoft Office, PDFs, Internet Explorer, web URLs, shared file repositories, and can even unzip and scan archived files so IT departments have confidence that they are protected from malicious code no matter where it tries to hide.

"The number one most exploited vector for attacks within an enterprise has consistently been through organisational emails," said John Maddison, Vice President, Marketing Products at Fortinet. "Our updated FortiSandbox 2.0 and overhauled Advanced Threat Protection Framework were engineered to shine a light on the dark places - like emails and attached documents - where many other security solutions just can't see. This provides Fortinet customers with the peace of mind that they are protected from the most nefarious threats out there."

At the same time, procurement and legal departments are assured of license compliance based on Genuine Microsoft Windows and Office licenses that ship with every appliance. FortiSandbox with FortiGate or FortiMail reports the who, when, and where on malicious and suspicious files and makes it easy to block or quarantine any incursion, taking advanced threat protection a step further than just threat detection. 

Part of Fortinet's newly enhanced Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) framework, FortiSandbox seamlessly integrates with Fortinet's FortiGate firewall appliances and FortiMail email security platforms. This delivers continuous and automatic updates with immediate protection against the latest threats whenever they arise.

The combination of Fortinet's Prevent, Detect and Mitigate approach to advanced threats enables organisations to stop known threats before they infect the infrastructure, discover new threats and then learns to continually evolve and deliver enhanced threat prevention.

 

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