Delivering Network Security and Digital Transformation

Why does the U.S. Federal Government utilize Fortinet to mitigate risk and fortify agency security? Consistently recognized for security effectiveness by independent authorities, Fortinet provides agencies with seamless, high-speed, integrated, and highly automated security solutions.

Fortinet Federal Government Solutions Provides:

  • A comprehensive portfolio of proven, federal-certified network and content security
  • Rich and easy central-management capabilities that empower agency administrators
  • Physical, virtual, and cloud-based appliance models to fit any government deployment
  • A cybersecurity framework that includes third-party management and security software integrations

Fortinet Differentiators for Federal Government Cybersecurity

Performance at Scale

Fortinet provides next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) with purpose-built application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip processing for high performance and low latency. Unlike many competing solutions, this performance is not impacted by secure sockets layer (SSL) or transport layer security (TLS) encryption inspection. Performance is maintained even at the massive scale of a federal government agency.


Delivers a flexible platform for building an end-to-end, integrated security architecture across multiple domains, highly classified systems, and cloud-based resources. Fortinet’s open application programming interface (API) and Fabric Connectors help federal agencies to integrate third-party tools for niche coverage and to maximize prior investments.


Fortinet’s broad, scalable solution enables large, cabinet-level agencies to build their entire security core architecture on a single platform and adapt for future requirements. This eliminates the need to “rip and replace” the entire security infrastructure every few years.


Fortinet simplifies the process of achieving compliance and documenting performance to auditors. With an integrated architecture visible through a single pane of glass, reporting and remediation of problems are automated. This is in contrast with disaggregated security approaches, which require significant manual work to correlate reports from different tools. Federal U.S Organizations are subject to a number of regulatory and standards compliance requirements.  Some, like the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) affect only organizations that do credit card transactions. There are also regulations, like the Health, Insurance Portability and Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), that affect multiple industries (healthcare, government entities and more.)  Regardless of its reach, Fortinet is committed to ensuring that our products help you demonstrate compliance with applicable regulatory statutes, as well as internal compliance initiatives. 


The Fortinet Security Fabric is built for distributed hybrid cloud environments, with cloud-native security tools that integrate with each other and with in-house infrastructure. As federal entities move more resources to the cloud, they can be assured of integrated, comprehensive protection.


Fortinet delivers one of the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry due to high-performance throughput and low latency powered by purpose-built ASIC security processors. As a result, Fortinet NGFWs achieved top scores in NSS Labs’ Security Value Maps for Next-generation Firewalls and Breach Prevention Systems.

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