Industry Trends & News


The second day of Accelerate continued to raise the bar on both content and vision. Here is a quick overview of the general sessions: Opportunities – Phil Quade, Fortinet CISO Phil Quade recently joined Fortinet after three decades of service in the intelligence community, where he most recently served as the head of the Cyber Task Force at the National Security Agency. After examining key trends in the growth of cyber technologies, Phil provided the Accelerate audience with a unique view into where the accelerating transformation of... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jan 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Fortinet just announced the winners of their annual Partner of the Year awards. 2016 continued Fortinet’s growth in both revenue and market share, and saw us capture the attention of the security market with our debut of the Fortinet Security Fabric. Our thousands of dedicated partners, who work tirelessly to provide security solutions and services to their customers, has fueled this success. Which is why each year we take the opportunity to thank our entire partner community at our Accelerate conference, and to single out a handful of... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jan 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
If anyone was unsure of Fortinet’s vision for the future of the digital world, or the impact they plan to have on the cybersecurity industry, the first day of Accelerate 2017 left no doubt in anyone’s mind. Network Security Evolution– Ken Xie, Fortinet Founder and CEO The morning kicked off with the primary Keynote from Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet. He started by walking everyone through the transformation of the Internet and networking over the past 40 years, and drove home a couple of critical points: 1. The... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
People, things, and ideas, connected together by IoT and the cloud, are driving the new digital economy. This new hyperconnected world is not only changing how companies do business, but also how people work, live, and learn. It is changing the world at an unprecedented rate. What does this hyperconnected world look like? It is estimated that by 2020 we will have deployed over 50 billion networked devices and over 20 billion connected IoT endpoints. That is about 4.3 connected devices for every person on the planet. And each of these devices... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The financial potential of the new digital economy is driving the rapid evolution of today’s networks. For decades, the substructure of the network remained relatively unchanged: data traffic was routed from point A to point B over a predictable array of devices, cables, and ports using well established protocols and commands. Over the past couple of years, however, things have begun to change dramatically. Virtualization, Software Defined Networks (SDN), and the cloud have fundamentally changed where data is stored and how it is accessed.... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Monitoring, managing, and protecting the formless scope and scale of today’s highly distributed and dynamically changing digital enterprise network is a daunting task for IT and Security Operations Teams. The proliferation of IoT and mobile devices, the convergence of IT and OT, and adoption of cloud-based networking and services is making detection and response to threats increasingly difficult, if not impossible with today’s tools. When the network around you is constantly adapting to shifting demands, how do you effectively track... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Reinhart  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Happy New Year! And for those of you heading to Las Vegas, welcome to Accelerate 2017! Every year Fortinet brings together thought leaders, technical experts, and IT professionals to share and learn the latest in network security technology. We’re looking forward to welcoming over 1500 partners, users, Fortinet experts, and executives to the Accelerate conference. And for the first time, Fortinet end users have been invited to participate in this annual event. Accelerate always provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on technical... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Mc Gee  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The shift towards deploying and managing a more patient-friendly healthcare environment that includes the myriad of devices being accessed by patients and employees can be very challenging, especially when it comes to endpoint security.  [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The cloud has seen immense growth over the last couple of years. But the security risks that arise from such a profound change are not to be taken lightly. [Read More]
by RSS Douglas Jose Pereira dos Santos  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Unfortunately, many IoT devices are headless, meaning that they literally cannot be patched, so other security measures will have to be developed. Until then, the Internet will face the havoc resulting from IoT-based shadownets for hire, and major DDoS attacks and Cybersecurity wars will be launched by exploiting IoT vulnerabilities. [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News