Fortinet Introduces Self-Learning AI Appliance for Sub-Second Threat Detection

Fortinet Introduces Self-Learning AI Appliance for Sub-Second Threat Detection

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Fortinet announced Forti AI, a first-of-its-kind on-premises appliance that leverages self-learning Deep Neural Networks (DNN) to speed threat remediation and handle time consuming, manual security analyst tasks. Forti AI’s Virtual Security Analyst embeds one of the industry’s most mature cybersecurity artificial intelligence –developed by Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs– directly into an organization’s network to deliver sub-second detection of advanced threats.

Organizations Face an Uphill Battle

Security architects confront many challenges when it comes to discovering and remediating threats, including:

  • Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated. While traditional cyber threats continue, sophistication of advanced attacks –often enabled by artificial intelligence, machine learning and open source communities– are increasing. As a result, organizations and their defenses are challenged to keep pace with threat evolution. The attack surface is expanding. Millions of new applications, growing cloud adoption and the increase in connected devices are creating billions of edges that security teams need to properly protect and manage. Organizations are challenged to keep pace with the threat volume resulting from many potential entry points.
  • Security teams are constrained due to the cyber skills shortage.The cybersecurity industry faces a skills gap that has become a top emerging risk for organizations. There are not enough skilled professionals available to properly triage, investigate and respond tothegrowing number of threats–potential and actual –making it easier for cybercriminals to outpace legacy security processes and tools.

Self-Learning AIAdapts Organizations’ Threat Protection

To address these challenges faced by security professionals today, Fortinet is unveiling Forti AI Virtual Security Analyst to acceleratethreat remediation.FortiAIhandles many of the time consuming, manual tasks currently expected of security professionals, preserving their time for higher value security functions.FortiAI’s self-learning capabilities continue to get smarter once deployed in an organization’s network.

FortiAI leverages Deep Learning known as Deep Neural Networks, which mimic neurons in the human brain, to make complex decisions based on its scientific analysis of threats specific to the organization where it is deployed. As FortiAI’s artificial intelligence continues to mature, organizations benefit from having FortiAI’sVirtual Security AnalystÔ effectively transform and adapt threat protection.

Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet, said, “Fortinet has invested heavily in FortiGuard Labs cloud-based AI-driven threat intelligence, allowing us to detect more threats, more quickly and more accurately. FortiAI takes the artificial intelligence knowledge from FortiGuard Labs and packages it specifically for on-premises deployments. This gives customers the power of FortiGuard Labs directly in their environment, with self-learning AI to identify, classify and investigate sophisticated threats in sub-seconds.”