Fortinet entered into an alliance with Splunk designed to significantly increase the ability for enterprises and service providers to protect themselves from cyber attacks that threaten their networks.
As part of the alliance, Fortinet will provide customers around the globe, a method for facilitating better response times and mitigation capabilities, as part of their Splunk software deployments, designed to thwart fast-acting cyber threats.
With the growing sophistication of cyber attacks companies must now assume attackers have already compromised their systems at some level. Siloed security solutions are not adequate. A collaborative security model that extends the aggregate awareness and capability of the siloed solutions is required to strengthen the enterprise defense posture.
“An effective security framework must include well-coordinated defense systems that enable quick reaction to advanced attacks,” said Mary Yang, vice president of corporate development & strategic alliances for Fortinet. “Through our partnership with Splunk, we provide customers with the means to surface and respond to the most critical, time-sensitive threats to significantly reduce the associated risks.”
Fortinet’s FortiGate App for Splunk Enterprise delivers real time multivariate threat querying, visualization and anomalous behavior detection within the context of all of the organization’s security data. Fortinet leverages Splunk solutions to enable enterprise security teams with large and complex IT environments to more quickly and effectively identify the most critical threats posing risk to their organizations. The interoperability with Splunk’s collaborative security model takes the solution one step further, enabling teams to accelerate and automate defense against those critical threats.
“The ability to more seamlessly bring security logs and threat intelligence from Fortinet into Splunk Enterprise and Enterprise Security represents a leap forward for our joint customers,” said Haiyan Song senior vice president of Security Markets, Splunk. “By harnessing the threat data captured by the FortiGate devices, and translating that quickly into actionable intelligence and remediation steps, organizations can better leverage Splunk as the Nerve Center in their command centers to turn the tables on hackers and advanced threats.”