Fortinet launches Fortinet Advisor, a generative AI assistant

18/12/2023
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New generative AI assistant helps organizations detect and defuse cyber threats faster
Utrecht, Dec. 14, 2023 - Fortinet®  (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in cybersecurity and the driving force behind the convergence of networking and security technology, is adding a new solution to its offering of more than 40 AI-enabled security products. It is  Fortinet Advisor, a generative AI (GenAI) assistant. Fortinet Advisor is currently part of FortiSIEM, Fortinet's security information & event management (SIEM) solution, and FortiSOAR, its security orchestration, automation & response (SOAR) solution. Fortinet Advisor is continuously updated and optimized by Fortinet's AI and product specialists. These experts regularly refresh the GenAI assistant's knowledge base with up-to-date threat information and optimize the solution's interactions and results.

Fortinet's Security Operations solutions enable organizations to reduce the time required to identify and contain cyber threats from over 20 days to less than an hour. This can reduce the time required for investigation and remediation from 18 hours to 15 minutes or less.1 Fortinet Advisor provides context-aware incident analysis, attack recovery assistance and templates for incident response roadmaps. The GenAI solution provides SecOps teams with critical natural language-based information within seconds. This allows them to reduce the average time required for detection and incident response and improve enterprise-wide security.

Specific benefits of Fortinet Advisor for SecOp teams include

  • Security incident interpretation: Fortinet Advisor performs rapid analysis of security alerts. From there, the assistant generates understandable summaries of security incidents, including context and potential consequences, in seconds.
  • Build complex queries as part of security research: Fortinet Advisor helps security analysts with their research by generating productive queries. Analysts can specify in natural language what insights they want to gain. Fortinet Advisor then generates queries with the exact syntax needed to obtain actionable results.
  • Creation of cyber threat remediation plans: Fortinet Advisor enables rapid incident response by providing cyber threat remediation plans. The assistant can also refine these plans based on real-time feedback from security analysts.
  • Assistance with preparedness plans: Security architects can ask Fortinet Advisor to generate templates for roadmaps and quickly translate processes into practicable plans.

AI has been at the heart of the Fortinet Security Fabric and security services from FortiGuard Labs for more than a decade. The deployment of GenAI is a new innovation from Fortinet that aims to protect organizations and keep their business processes up and running. The first version of Fortinet Advisor will provide security operations (SecOps) teams with effective support and guidance so they can analyze and remediate cyber threats faster than ever.

"Fortinet has pioneered the use of artificial intelligence for security applications in recent years. We have delivered over 40 AI-enabled security solutions that put the transformative power of this technology in the hands of our customers," said Michael Xie, Fortinet's founder, chairman of the board and chief technology officer. "We are thrilled to build on our successful track record as an innovation leader in AI-enabled cybersecurity with Fortinet Advisor. This solution combines the power of Fortinet's global threat intelligence network with the benefits of GenAI to boost the productivity of security teams. It allows them to detect and neutralize cyber threats faster."

Extensive experience in AI-based threat investigation, prevention, detection and incident response
Fortinet has been an innovation leader in AI for over a decade. More than 700,000 customers are already using its AI-supported security solutions, including FortiGuard AI-Powered Security ServicesFortiAIOpsFortiEDR and FortiAnalyzer. The deployment of AI within the Fortinet Security Fabric helps detect zero day threats and neutralise sophisticated new cyber attacks. IT teams can comprehensively analyse and fix network and security problems before their organisation suffers the consequences.

Fortinet's Security Operations solutions are part of the Security Fabric, its cybersecurity platform. The tight integration of these solutions allows organisations to swap a reactive security approach for a proactive one. That way, they can quickly detect and stop cyber threats. Using AI and advanced data analytics, Fortinet's SecOps solutions automate incident response tasks within the Fortinet Security Fabric to accelerate the identification and remediation of cyber threats.

Additional information
See Fortinet Advisor in action.
Learn more about Fortinet's Security Operations solutions.
See the Enterprise Strategy Group's full report on Fortinet's SecOps solutions.
ESG, ESG Economic Validation: The Quantified Benefits of Fortinet Security Operations Solutions, 1 August 2023

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a driving force in the evolution of cybersecurity and the convergence of networks and security. Our mission is to secure people, devices and data everywhere. We deliver cyber security wherever you need it thanks to the largest integrated portfolio of more than 50 enterprise-grade products. More than half a million customers rely on Fortinet's solutions, which are among the most widely deployed, patented and validated in the industry. The Fortinet Training Institute, one of the largest and broadest training programmes in the industry, focuses on making cybersecurity training and new career opportunities available to all. FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet's elite threat intelligence and research organisation, develops and uses machine learning and AI technologies to provide customers with timely and consistent top-rated protection and actionable threat intelligence. For more information, visit https://www.fortinet.com, the blog of Fortinet and FortiGuard Labs.

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