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SoftLayer deploys Fortinet firewall

SoftLayer deploys Fortinet firewall

Security solutions provider Fortinet announced on Wednesday that dedicated server hosting provider SoftLayer Technologies has deployed Fortinet FortiGate-3810A multi-threat security systems at nationwide data centers.

The firewall solution will help to secure SoftLayer customers' virtualized network and protect them from malicious Internet attacks.

The news follows Go Daddy's announcement Monday where the company deployed Imperva's SecureSphere Web Application Firewall.

SoftLayer was seeking a reliable and highly scalable solution to meed customer expectations, and finally decided on Fortinet's firewall solution for its extra layer of security that can be provisioned on demand without service interruptions.

Fortinet delivers virtualised network security through its Virtual Domain technology, and offers the ability to create up to 250 independent security domains on a single FortiGate-3810A security appliance.

Network security virtualization, using Fortinet's VDOM feature, provides a separately provisioned and managed security domain for each of SoftLayer's customers, giving SoftLayer administrators flexibility in policy configuration and traffic management capabilities for each customer.

Fortinet's FortiGate-3810A multi-threat security systems provide customers with firewall protection and are deployed at multiple SoftLayer locations including data centers in Dallas, Texas, the Seattle, Washington, and the recently opened Washington DC facility.

Each FortiGate-3810A allows for up to 250 VDOMs, which enables SoftLayer to scale its business to meet the needs of additional customers while providing customers with their own security domain.

With Fortinet?s solution, if a DoS attack is launched, only one domain would be affected resulting in more efficient network operations and reduced impact of these attacks on the customer servers.

"Since deploying the Fortinet solution at our nationwide data centers, we've been able to easily add new customers without having to bring on additional network resources," says Ric Moseley, VP of engineering at SoftLayer Technologies.

"Fortinet's virtual domain functionality allows for us to easily scale and meet the rapidly growing needs of our business - all while saving costs and improving customer satisfaction."

In June, SoftLayer sent out an informational paper on data centers and their impact on the environment.


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