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Security Operations

Detect and Disrupt, Then Investigate and Remediate

The Fortinet Security Operations (SecOps) platform seamlessly integrates behavior-based sensors to detect and disrupt threat actors across the attack surface and along the cyber kill chain. Centralized investigation and remediation can be orchestrated, automated, and/or augmented to reduce cyber risk, cost, and operational effort.

Early Detection and Prevention

The Fortinet SecOps platform offers the broadest range of sensors that utilize AI and other advanced analytics to continuously assess device, user, file, network, email, application, cloud, log, and even dark web activity to identify signs of cyberthreats. Fabric-native interoperability fundamentally changes the security operations paradigm from “detect and respond” to “detect and disrupt,” then “investigate and respond.” It reduces cyber risk, enabling faster containment and providing more time for thorough investigation and comprehensive remediation. 

Diagram illustrating how Fortinet solutions align with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Identify cyber threats and exposure on external attack surface and the dark web with EASM and DRPS. Harden the attack surface and block attacks with NGFWs, SEG, WAF, EPP, and VMS. Detect and disrupt threat actor intrusion with EDR, UEBA, NDR, ICES, TA, SIEM, FAZ, Deception, and Sandbox. Investigate and remediate incidents, returning to safe operation with SOAR, XDR, IR Service, and the Fortinet Partner Ecosystem.

Intelligent SOC Automation


Even as these sensors detect and disrupt threat actor activity, alerts and information are funneled for centrally orchestrated or automated investigation and remediation, powered by the FortiAI GenAI assistant. Key functions include correlation, enrichment, analysis, triage, validation, and response. In addition to Fabric-native integration that enables deeper visibility and a wider range of actions, 500+ connectors enable the platform to ingest telemetry from and command multivendor security infrastructure.


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Challenge: Security Operations

Evolving Cyberthreat Landscape

Cyberattack campaigns, tactics, and procedures are continually increasing in sophistication

Expanding Digital Attack Surface

Work-from-anywhere, connected IoT/OT, cloud applications add potential entry points

Cybersecurity Complexity

The volume of security products, information, and alerts makes it hard to identify threats

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

The industry-wide shortage of expertise increasingly results in overburdened security teams

Industry Analyst Recommendations

Invest in AI

Utilize AI-based threat detection engines that focus on analyzing behavioral indicators (via extended security telemetry data) to gain greater visibility into potential security threats and improve threat detection effectiveness.


Gartner Emerging Tech: Security — Improve Threat Detection and Response With AI-Based Behavioral Indications. 2023.

Drive to Automation

The shortage of skilled security practitioners will continue to drive the desire for automation within the security operations field.


Gartner Emerging Technology Horizon for Information Security, 2022. 2023.

Platform Consolidation

Seventy-five percent of organizations are pursuing security vendor consolidation — in 2020, this figure was only 29%.


Gartner Top Trends in Cybersecurity — Survey Analysis: Cybersecurity Platform Consolidation. 2023.

Enterprise Analyst Validation

ESG Economic Validation on Fortinet Security Operations Platform
ESG Economic Validation: The Quantified Benefits of Fortinet Security Operations Solutions. Improved security team operational efficiency and reduced risk to the organization, each by up to 99%. Written by Aviv Kaufmann, Practice Director and Principal Economic Validation Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. July 2023
The Quantified Benefits of Fortinet Security Operations Solutions
As enterprises evolve, new technologies emerge, and cybercriminals introduce more sophisticated attacks, security leaders and their teams face a variety of challenges in securing the organization’s networks. This new report published by Enterprise Strategy Group details the benefits of using Fortinet Security Operations solutions, including improved operational efficiency and more effective risk management.
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Security Operations Platform


1 hour
(seconds for most)
Average time to detect and contain threat actors


11 minutes
(or less)
Average time to investigate and remediate incidents



Return on Investment



Average reduction in expected breach cost


with distributed security controls across network, endpoint, application and cloud covers the expanded digital attack surface

Artificial Intelligence

detects advanced threats across the cyber kill chain and powers analyst investigation and response actions

Automation and Augmentation

speed a comprehensive, coordinated response and ease the burden on in-house security teams


Security Fabric analytics and automation

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AI-Powered Security Operations

Applying artificial intelligence and automation to the security operations function reduces cyber risk by speeding detection and containment as well as investigation and remediation.

AI and Advanced Detection Analytics

Machine learning, deep learning, deception, and more can be deployed within or across domains to detect attacks humans can’t see.

Attack Surface Coverage

Users, devices, networks, email, applications, cloud, the dark web, and more can be monitored to avoid blind spots that attackers can exploit.

Cyber Kill Chain Coverage

Earliest stage reconnaissance and weaponization through action on objectives can be tracked and disrupted.

Integration and Automation

Components include Fabric-native integration, as well as select third-party support, for threat intelligence sharing, automated action, and more.

Investigation and Response

Generative AI assistance is built into analyst workflows to inform and expedite incident management and threat hunting for analysts of all levels.

Orchestration and Augmentation

In-house security teams become more efficient and consistent when guided through processes or supplemented by outsourced skills.

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