Security Q & A


On Wednesday, November, 1st, Fortinet held a critical panel discussion at The Summit, entitled “Winning the Security Battle for Your Enterprise Requires a New Approach.” [Read More]
by RSS Jennifer McDonald  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Richard Hannah is Vice President of Information Services and he oversees the entire IT environment at Gibson Energy. The company has doubled in size in recent years, and a major focus of Hannah’s has been to modernize and streamline the company’s IT infrastructure. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Fortinet spoke with Fabric-Ready Partner, Ribbon Communications to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing and how Versa Networks’ approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. The Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Spotlight is a series of blogs that highlights the great work and achievements of Fortinet’s Fabric-Ready technical partners. Tell us a bit about Ribbon’s business and the types of customers that you serve. Ribbon is a company... [Read More]
by RSS Mykola Konrad  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Jon Bove recently rejoined Fortinet as vice president of channel sales. We sat down with Jon to get his perspective on his new role and learn about what he envisions for partners going forward with Fortinet. [Read More]
by RSS Jon Bove, John Welton  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
This week, Fortinet hosted Fast and Secure in Dallas, Texas. Almost 200 Service Providers, influencers, and decision makers attended this event to discuss the impact that the transition to a digital economy and new digital business models are having on their business. We sat down with Matt Pley, Fortinet’s Vice President of Cloud, Carriers, Service Providers, & Strategic Accounts to get his key takeaways from the event. [Read More]
by RSS Matt Pley, John Welton  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Fortinet recently talked with Michael Dierickx, director of security engineering and information security officer, about Panasonic Avionics’ security priorities and the tools they use to keep customers’ information safe on today’s connected aircraft.  [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Q: You joined Fortinet recently after three decades in cybersecurity roles in government, including most recently the NSA. What has that experience taught you about the nature and scope of the threats that organizations face these days? Some people say that street cops and detectives see an especially negative view of humanity, because, more often than not, they are called to assist with an unlawful or sad situation.  Similarly, coming from the foreign intelligence business, you get a first-hand view of what foreign adversaries aspire to... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
The cloud is an increasingly attractive prospect for federal agencies, but many still have unanswered questions about how public cloud security stacks up. With the president’s recent cybersecurity executive order emphasizing the shift to the cloud, agencies will have to move quickly to comply. Below are five questions that federal technology buyers should ask public cloud providers to see if they have what it takes to store and manage federal data securely. 1. Do you allow auditing or pen testing in your environment? Many customers are... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Q & A
As reliance on technology continues to grow, and students inevitably require greater access to web assets, schools have been keeping up by incorporating programs that allow for more devices and a more web-focused curriculum. While it’s important to provide these services, between paying for internet access and securing the network, they typically come at a great cost. To mitigate these costs, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its subsidiary, the Universal Services Administrative Committee (USAC), implemented the E-rate program,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Q & A
We regularly do deep dive Q&A pieces with our executives to share the leadership perspectives at Fortinet. Read below for an interview with Phil Quade, Fortinet's CISO.  [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  May 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A