Government agencies are often a key target for cyberattacks. The vulnerability to threat actors, from amateur hacktivists to sophisticated nation-states sponsored operations, of government systems is on the rise which is evidenced by the rates of government breaches increasing every year, going from 193 reported breaches in 2015 to 304 in 2017.
In addition to the increase in number as well as the expanding threat landscape, threats are becoming more sophisticated to evade traditional security. With outdated and disparate government networks, security IT staff shortages, and budget constraints, breaches are going to continue to happen if effective security is not implemented.
Fortinet understands that federal, state and local government agencies face unique challenges and requirements and is dedicated to continuously deliver cybersecurity innovations that keep pace with their complex and mission critical requirements, both present and future.
We are ideally suited to help government agencies provide citizen services, protect national security interests and support military missions by mitigating risk and future-proofing their environment with the most comprehensive, effective and adaptive cybersecurity solutions built on the industry’s top performing, compliant and value-driven security technologies.
With the introduction of cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and other emerging technologies, the federal government’s digital footprint is growing at an exponential rate. But as the amount of data continues to increase, so do the number of adversaries and vulnerabilities in the government’s networks. As prime targets for the most sophisticated adversaries seeking to impact national security, public safety, and civilian services, federal government agencies require the most effective and comprehensive cybersecurity solutions available—while maintaining high-performance. At the same time, they must work within mandated budget constraints, incorporate advancing technology, and remain open to interfacing with the citizens they serve.
Fortinet Federal is uniquely qualified to meet these demands. Serving both classified and unclassified federal systems and used by all 15 cabinet-level agencies and numerous independent agencies, we are the number one security innovator in the cyber industry, possessing over four times more the number of patents than any other network security vendor. Together with our extensive Fabric-Ready alliance partners, including major cybersecurity, networking, and cloud-service providers, we offer federal agencies comprehensive solutions to meet their security and modernization objectives and mandates.
Fortinet Federal Government solutions deliver:
Fortinet Federal solutions are designed to scale and adapt to the unique complex requirements of federal agencies. We actively participate in the federal certification and product approval programs that agencies rely on when assessing the suitability of cybersecurity products.
Our solutions are included in the DHS CDM product approval program as well as on the NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) approved vendors list. Fortinet Federal solutions comply with federal certification requirements including the National Institute of Standards and Technology FIPS 140-2 and USGv6, National Information Assurance Partnership Common Criteria, and the Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List (DoDIN APL)
Fortinet regularly participates in third-party testing to independently validate our security effectiveness. We have earned 11 “Recommended” ratings from NSS Labs, and we are the ONLY “Recommended” edge to endpoint solution. We are certified by ICSA, Virus Bulletin, and AV-Comparatives. And, multiple Fortinet solutions are featured in Gartner Magic Quadrants, including Enterprise Network Firewall, UTM, Wired and Wireless LAN, and Web Application Firewall.
Fortinet recognizes the valuable skills that U.S. Armed Services veterans offer the IT workforce. In support of our veterans, we developed the FortiVet program to help guide exceptional men and women from our military into the cybersecurity industry. We provide these candidates with free professional networking, training, and mentoring.
State and local governments are undergoing digital transformation (DX) initiatives to drive efficiencies and reduce costs. In addition, they’re extending more online services to citizens and government agencies. These practices rapidly expand the attack surface while threats grow in intensity and sophistication. Legacy security systems and disparate point products are too complex to effectively manage and offer little visibility into security events.
Fortinet defends state and local government networks with comprehensive security that:
State and local governments rely on Fortinet to help deliver critical services to citizens, align security priorities to business needs, and foster a forward-thinking cybersecurity posture.
Procurement vehicles are available to state and local governments. Below are Fortinet’s contracts that may help you make purchases for your entity.
The Fortinet Security Fabric enables true end-to-end protection by tightly integrating Fortinet and Fabric-ready Partner products. Shared local and global intelligence delivers faster, automated response to threats across all attack vectors.
The Fabric architecture gives visibility into the network’s entire attack surface, breaking down IT silos. Centralized management and automated compliance reporting minimize the amount of time IT staff must spend administering and monitoring security systems.
FortiGuard Labs threat intelligence powers FortiGate next-generation firewalls, secure email gateways, web application firewalls, sandboxes, endpoint security, and other products. Expert threat analysts work around the clock to continually optimize and improve security services that combat both known and previously unknown threats.