Fortinet enhances security portfolio with enSilo acquisition

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Fortinet has completed its acquisition of advanced endpoint security provider enSilo, as it looks to further protect endpoints and edge data through real-time automated detection, protection and response.

As a result of the takeover, the cybersecurity firm will integrate enSIlo’s endpoint detection and response (EDR) technology with its own FortiSIEM product, FortiInsight user entity behaviour analytics (UEBA) features, as well as its FortiNAC network access control offering.

That means enterprises of all sizes will gain superior endpoint visibility and tightly-coordinated, dynamic control of network, user and host activity, Fortinet said, which will ultimately help to reduce the time to detect, investigate and remediate malicious attacks.

“As businesses become more networked and operations extend from the cloud to the edge and Internet-of-Things, the digital attack surface has expanded exponentially and has become more complex to secure,” commented Ken Xie, founder and chairman of Fortinet. “Manual threat hunting or point security solutions are ineffective when managing or securing these new environments.

“Instead, security and the network need to be integrated and orchestrated to enable advanced threat containment at network speeds. In acquiring enSilo, we add automated, real-time detection, protection, and response enhancements to our Fortinet Security Fabric to further protect endpoints and corresponding edge data.”

With the enSilo acquisition, the Fortinet Security Fabric now offers automated real-time protection against advanced threats and incident response services from a team of cyber threat experts. Patented code-tracing technologies also help thwart attacks and prevent exfiltration and ransomware, aiding compliance with PCI, HIPAA and GDPR regulations.

Its lightweight agent offers protection across multiple operating systems, including Linux, Windows and macOS, while integrated access control and endpoint security functionality enables coordinated protection for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Additionally, the enSilo solution can be deployed either on-premises or via the cloud, offering multi-tenancy and the ability to scale to hundreds of thousands of endpoints, Fortinet said.

“Together, enSilo and Fortinet share the commitment to solve customers’ most difficult challenges and to protect the endpoint and their corresponding operations and data,” said Roy Katmor, CEO and founder of enSilo. “Now, enSilo brings its patented approach for advanced endpoint protection and response to Fortinet and its broad security portfolio.”

Daniel Todd

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