NTT Communications will use the FortiWeb VM virtual Web Application Firewall (WAF) to secure its enterprise private cloud and cloud service provider platforms.
Fortinet’s WAF security technologies are designed to help NTT Com’s customers prevent identity theft, financial fraud and denial of service through specialized, layered application threat protection.
NTT Com will offer virtual WAF functions within their Integrated Security Appliance: Web Security (WAF) service - an optional security service for NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud offering - globally starting in December of this year.
FortiWeb WAF protection will also be offered within NTT Com’s WideAngle managed-security services for the cloud environments of individual enterprises and cloud providers.
NTT Com customers will now be able to deploy Fortinet’s WAF for web security to bolster their basic security features like antivirus, intrusion prevention and URL filtering, all within the cloud.
“We have seen a consistent increase in the number of attacks targeting web-based applications,” said Kazu Yozawa, VP of managed security service taskforce, corporate planning at NTT Communications.
“Many enterprises need to secure their web-based applications as well as their websites using an advanced web application firewall to protect these valuable assets that are directly connected to their business operations.”