Security in the Oracle Cloud with Fortinet Fortigate NGFW

Gilson Melo
Senior Principal Product Manager

Continuing the expansion of our Partner Ecosystem we are bringing best-in-class providers across a variety of categories to complement and/or add additional features/services to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and today we are pleased to announce the availability of Fortinet FortiGate-VM Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

The FortiGate next-generation firewall provides sophisticated IPsec VPN capabilities that enable secure ingress and egress traffic to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. It also provides application control, IPS and Web filtering along with advanced features such as an extreme threat database, vulnerability management and flow-based inspection work in concert to identify and mitigate the latest complex security threats. The security-hardened FortiOS operating system is purpose-built for inspection and identification of malware. 

FortiGate Virtual Appliances 

FortiGate virtual appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. It delivers advanced security including application control, web filtering, IPS, AV and malware prevention without the limitation on firewall rule counts. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever needed. Moreover, FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, you can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform allowing you to scale your your business workloads using secure IPsec VPN from on-premise datacenter to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

FortiOS is the foundation of FortiGate-VM multi-threat security platforms. Developed for security, performance, and reliability, a purpose-built operating system leverages the power of virtualization.

OCI Virtual Cloud Network: Secure, Fast Private Network

This blog focuses on integration of Fortigate on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Fortigate leverages Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s virtual cloud network in multiple availability domains to provide highly available advanced network firewall functions.

Oracle customer’s benefit from a cloud-based network architecture designed to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive enterprise organizations. However, many enterprise customers also require additional specialized security solutions. Enterprise customers can now take a defense in depth approach by implementing a virtual Fortigate appliance with a full suite of NGFW services including Intrusion Prevention Service, Anti Virus, and Malware prevention.


You can quickly provision and deploy Fortigate enterprise grade next generation firewall in OCI: http://cookbook.fortinet.com/deploying-fortigate-oci/

The Oracle & Fortinet partnership provides a seamless experience to deploy the Fortigate NGFW in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and secure customer workloads.

To get started, please have a look at the Fortinet Fortigate NGFW marketplace listing!

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