Cybersecurity firm Fortinet has announced the release of FortiOS 7.2, the latest upgrades to its flagship operating system and the foundation of the Fortinet Security Fabric. FortiOS 7.2 delivers new AI-powered FortiGuard security services, enhancements to the converged networking and security platform, and further consolidation of security point products across networks, endpoints, and clouds.
New services include Inline Sandbox, which transforms a traditional detection sandbox capability into real-time in-network prevention to stop both known and unknown malware, with minimal impact on operations. Advanced Device Protection automatically discovers and segments OT and IoT devices based on their unique network features, maintains asset inventory, and uses pattern matching to enforce appropriate policies and automate remediation. This service is offered on the company’s NGFW solution and at the LAN Edge through integration with FortiNAC, including NAC playbooks that enable detection and response close to the protected asset.
Outbreak Detection enables faster response to outbreak attacks through immediate alerts and threat hunting scripts that automatically identify and respond to new threats to provide SOC teams with faster time to detection and remediation. Also, SOC-as-a-Service free up SOC teams to focus on major executions by offloading all tier-one analysis to Fortinet’s global team of experts. This attached service is priced at a fixed cost for NGFW deployments.
Key enhancements to existing services include the Fabric Rating service that guides customers as they design, implement, and continually advance their organization’s security posture, taking into account audit checks, the identification of critical vulnerabilities, and configuration weaknesses.
According to Fortinet, the company’s security-driven networking approach is designed for modern networking technologies across all network edges. This ensures that AI-powered security functions can be built-in to enable secure digital acceleration. FortiOS 7.2 further unifies the convergence of networking and security across NGFW, SD-WAN, LAN Edge, 5G, ZTNA, and more.
Additional upgrades across Fortinet’s entire portfolio of network, endpoint, and cloud solutions introduced in FortiOS 7.2 enhance the Fortinet Security Fabric and Fortinet’s ability to consolidate security point products into a platform that is broad, integrated, and automated.
FortiOS 7.2 is available now.