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In a 2015 article posted by Forbes, it was reported that 87 percent of people hadn’t heard of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT). At that time, Gartner Inc. estimated that there were 4.9 billion connected devices in use. Fast forward to 2017, and Gartner now reports that number has grown  to 8.4 billion, with a look ahead to 2020 predicting that 20.4 billion connected devices will be in use. The IoT has gained traction in day-to-day life by adding new applications and capabilities at a rapid rate, and as this technology begins... [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  May 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
For the past 3-4 years, there has been a lot of buzz in the Information Technology market around the Software Defined delivery of applications. In terms of meta-technology evolution, software is being used to create and deliver software. Yes, it is as confusing as it sounds. The Software Defined revolution has caught on in three distinct areas: data center and cloud, connectivity to applications, and the agile deployment or creation of services. Amazon Web Services has recently redefined the new SDDC, or Software Defined Datacenter space,... [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  May 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
As is the case across most of today’s industries, the latest IT technological advances like the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobility have all blurred the lines between traditional network boundaries, making them harder to secure by the day. Security challenges are escalating in part because there are an increasing number of network access points that can open doors to sensitive financial data. For example, many devices inside of today’s financial networks, such as routers and switches, are not security aware. Once these devices... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  May 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
This past February, thousands of healthcare IT professionals gathered in Orlando for the 2017 HIMSS conference to get an expansive view of the current healthcare landscape. Fortinet was also in attendance, presenting as well as walking the floors of the conference to connect with other vendors and discuss how their solutions can help clinicians and IT professionals keep their organization’s network secure. During our time at HIMSS, we spoke with customers, prospects, and of course, Fortinet employees. In this video gallery we will hear... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Over the last few months I’ve written about a number of technologies impacting cybersecurity and how in a perhaps idealistic world these security systems can all interact with each other, share information about the devices in our networks, and take mitigating actions, as required. So where does that leave us for improving our overall approach to information security as it relates to rapidly evolving networked systems? [Read More]
by RSS Ken McAlpine  |  May 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Cybersecurity is at a critical tipping point.  With massive volumes of data being generated and analyzed across the globe every day from a variety of sources and devices, an entirely new approach to network security is required. From both a business and technology perspective, traditional security paradigms are struggling to be agile and fast enough to move at the speed required in this new world.  The linchpin to success going forward will be a business’ ability to flexibly secure its sensitive data and create digital trust with its customers. [Read More]
by RSS Drew Del Matto  |  Apr 28, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Today’s cybersecurity threats target all parts of the network and nearly every device attached to it, making the potential threat landscape virtually boundless. When you pair technically skilled criminals with the attractiveness of financial data, trying to keep information safe is a constant battle. With this in mind, organizations like the SEC and FINRA have developed initiatives to help guide the financial services industry towards success, and at the same time, to also hold breached organizations accountable if they were inadequately prepared. SEC... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Apr 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
A number of Fortinet employees recently joined with thousands of attendees at the 2017 HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. These individuals were on hand to discuss the latest healthcare innovations, and to share information about Fortinet’s products and services with HIMSS17 attendees. We had a chance to sit down with several Fortinet Health IT and Security experts to hear what they had to say about the current healthcare security landscape and the products that Fortinet offers to combat evolving threats. Watch the videos (below)... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Congratulations, you built a company worth breaking into! Seriously – there are, right now, Criminal Enterprises that are executing deliberate and methodical plans of attack in order to breach your company and strip it of its most valuable assets. Cybercrime is a multi-billion dollar business, and cybercriminals capitalize on finding new ways to exploit increasingly complex network environments like yours. To stay ahead of detection technologies, cybercriminals are continually developing new techniques and resources to bypass security and... [Read More]
by RSS Steven Yurkunas  |  Apr 25, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The proliferation of global network connectivity thanks to technological advances and a growing number of connected devices has had a number of positive impacts on today’s higher education institutions. From cloud services to the Internet of Things (IoT), students and faculty are now able to stay connected while outside the classroom or laboratories to improve learning and research. However, all of this private information sharing has also opened the doors to increased cybercriminal activity targeting higher ed. Any exchanged information,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News