Introducing the FortiGate-VM for Rackspace OpenStack Public Cloud
Rackspace announces unlimited availability for the Fortinet® FortiGate-VM in Rackspace OpenStack Public Cloud. By combining stateful inspection with a comprehensive suite of robust security features, FortiGate® Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) technology delivers complete content and network protection.
VPN endpoint: Fortinet's web-based graphical user interface (GUI) manager takes the complexity out of virtual private network (VPN) creation. Connect your office or data centers to Rackspace Cloud by using site-to-site VPN, or enable secure access from anywhere by using FortiClient® client-to-site VPN. The FortiGate-VM supports the latest Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Internet protocol security (IPSEC), and Diffie-Hellman parameters.
NextGen firewall: Secure your cloud workloads with a firewall that can reduce the attack surface, improve regulatory compliance, and provide trusted application access. The FortiGate-VM delivers complete content and network protection by combining stateful inspection with a comprehensive suite of powerful security features.
Intrusion prevention and web application firewall: Protect against current and emerging network-level threats. In addition to signature-based threat detection, an intrusion prevention system (IPS) performs anomaly-based detection, which alerts users to any traffic that matches attack behavior profiles.
Router: The FortiGate-VM supports industry-standard routing protocols, such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and Routing Information Protocol (RIP).
Simple, secure, powerful: Pick three
Whether you are a user connecting to a VPN on your smart phone, a network administrator setting firewall policies, or a DevOps engineer planning to provision secure environments quickly, the FortiGate-VM has you covered.
Not just a firewall: A true universal threat manager
As cyberattacks grow increasingly sophisticated, it becomes more and more evident that a traditional firewall cannot be a complete security solution. Fortinet consolidates multiple security and networking functions into the FortiGate-VM to protect your Rackspace cloud-hosted infrastructure. This consolidation enables you to spend more time and resources on revenue growth and profitability. At the same time, consolidation reduces the risks posed by ransomware, phishing, and other evolving cybersecurity threats.
Designed for a DevOps world
With innovative features such as cloud-init support, a RESTful API, and FortiCloud, the FortiGate-VM integrates seamlessly into modern cloud infrastructures. The FortiGate-VM is also available on all major cloud providers, including Microsoft® Azure, Amazon Web Services® (AWS), Google® Cloud Platform (GCP), and so on.
Dive deeper into FortiGate-VM for Rackspace Cloud
Explore and take advantage of FortiGate-VM by reviewing the following documents:
- Launching FortiGate on Rackspace: Includes a quick start guide and explains how to build and access servers behind the Fortigate-VM.
- Backing up FortiGate-VM in Rackspace Cloud: Describes how to back up FortiGate-VM.
- FortiGate Policy Configuration: Explains how to set policy (firewall rules) on the FortiGate-VM.
- Fortinet VPN Cookbook: Provides instructions about using VPN with Fortinet.
- Rackspace Public Cloud Server features not available on the FortiGate-VM: Explains the differences between the FortiGate-VM and typical Windows or Linux®-based Rackspace Cloud Servers.
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