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Fortinet Updates Web Application Platfom

Network security vendor Fortinet is updating its web application firewall platform.

The company said that the firmware update for its FortiWeb 4.0 MR2 security tool would better allow companies to both secure and manage web-based applications.

Designed for large enterprises as well as service providers and managed security vendors, FortiWeb helps administrators secure web-based application data, particularly user account and payment information.

Fortinet said that the firmware update would help to simplify the process of meeting the latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance standards.

Among the features added by the firmware update will be the ability for administrators to restrict uploads by file type as well as tools to mask user credit card numbers during server replies.

Other updates include systems to automate FTP backups and tools to help users automate the import, export and cloning of security policies.

The company hopes that the update will help companies lock down both customer information and internal data.

"The consequences of compromised web application data can be devastating. Identity theft, corporate espionage, financial fraud, negative impact on brand equity and the potential for a backlash in customer loyalty are just a few examples," said Fortinet chief technology officer and vice president of engineering Michael Xie.

"That's why we are relentless in bringing innovative web application security measures to market."

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