Security Q & A


There have been numerous cases where advanced malware has been linked to significant data breaches. Malware authors employ a variety of techniques to hide their malicious intent, including the use of packing utilities to create “packed malware.” Ladi Adefala, Senior Security Strategist at Fortinet, explains how a real time sandbox can change the game with regard to defending against these sophisticated attacks. What is Packed Malware? Packed malware is one of the most common types of advanced malware, carefully designed to evade... [Read More]
by RSS Ladi Adefala  |  Dec 07, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
Joe Sykora, Fortinet Vice President of Americas Channels and Sales Operations, gives his perspective on how an integrated security architecture like Fortinet’s Security Fabric creates new opportunities for solution providers. Why is the idea of a security fabric so important to network security in this current environment? These days, companies have to deal with a growing list of issues that put tremendous strain on their security capabilities, including the Internet of Things, virtualization, SDN, a growing portfolio of interactive... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Dec 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
Fortinet’s John Maddison offers some perspective following our Security Fabric and Fabric Ready announcements earlier this year. Can you talk about why “open” is such a critical element of our GTM selling strategy? An “open” strategy demonstrates the maturity of a vendor in their evolution towards developing a complete ecosystem of partnerships. This... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Nov 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall, Security Q & A
In the past decade, cloud computing has become increasingly popular among enterprises, with Gartner Research projecting IT spending on public cloud-based infrastructure services to surpass $24 billion in 2016, and associated management and security to surpass $8 billion. This evolution of our IT infrastructure brings with it concerns about the safety of our data, applications and end users. We talked to Chad Whalen about the move to the cloud, the related security concerns, and how Fortinet is protecting this rapidly-evolving IT infrastructure. How... [Read More]
by RSS Chad Whalen  |  Nov 15, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Q & A
With cybercrime such a big concern these days, cooperation and information sharing between public and private organizations has never been more important. We recently talked with Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist at Fortinet, to get his thoughts on the difficulty, and importance, of trusted networks for sharing information in the world of cybersecurity.   NOTE: This week NIAS'16 will bring together over 1,000 cyber security professionals and decision-makers (including Fortinet) to discuss NATO's future requirements for... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Sep 06, 2016  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall, Industry Trends & News, Security Q & A
Fortinet is once again excited to be at VMworld 2016 next week. At our booth we will be showing off new integration with VMware Integrated OpenStack. Fortinet’s Warren Wu shares more detail on the significance of this and our ongoing integration with VMware. Can you talk about Fortinet’s latest tech advancements with VMware? What is new? To further demonstrate Fortinet’s commitment to help organizations securely benefit from the agility, scale and cost efficiencies of the cloud, Fortinet is announcing that it is the... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Aug 25, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Q & A
The Government of Canada selected Fortinet to secure its IT infrastructure. Fortinet's Andy Travers shares some perspective on the unique security requirements of government agencies.    Fortinet has a longstanding history of working with the Canadian market. What is unique about Fortinet’s approach that has made it become a security partner of choice for businesses and agencies across the country?  First of all, Fortinet has a proud Canadian heritage. Significant elements of our product development, our... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Aug 17, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Q & A
Editor’s note: We have been running a regular series highlighting Fortinet’s technology innovations, called Innovation Insights. Today’s blog begins a new set within our Innovation series highlighting Fortinet’s leadership team. Ken Xie is the founder and CEO of Fortinet. He is a network security visionary and an established and successful business leader, having founded several companies in his career. Ken has steered Fortinet from its founding sixteen years ago, and successful IPO in 2009, to become a billion dollar... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Aug 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
Fortinet’s Derek Manky offers some perspective on Fortinet’s most recent cooperative information sharing agreement and what this means for the future of global cyber threat intelligence.   What did Fortinet announce with KISA today? Fortinet took another important step in an effort to bolster the future of cybersecurity. We signed an agreement with KISA to formalize cybersecurity information sharing, in particular on cyber threats. This partnership is an excellent example of a call to action for intelligence collaboration... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Aug 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Q & A
This is part two of our look at the User layer, which focuses on user authentication. If you missed it, make sure to read part 1 to find about how you can protect your network from your users’ own actions. Also, you can catch up on the entire Layered Security series by either reading my past blog posts or checking out the PDF version, which will be updated to include the User Layer soon. The User Layer: Part 2 Last time we talked about user education, as well as a range of FortiOS security features that you can use to protect... [Read More]
by RSS Victoria Martin  |  Aug 24, 2015  |  Filed in: Security Q & A