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I recently wrote about the general sessions held on the first day of Fortinet's Accelerate 2017. There was so much great information presented that I couldn’t do justice to it in the general overview I posted of the morning’s events. So I wanted to take a few minutes and provide some deeper information around one of the best sessions of the day – the customer panel. [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall
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
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
Considering this year’s Fortinet GPC was on a cruise ship that departed out of sunny South Florida, it seemed appropriate to infuse a quasi-Latin flair into a new music video produced by Fortinet’s marketing team. With the help of singer Pitbull’s hit song Fireball, the parody “Firewall” was created and quickly became somewhat of an anthem for Fortinet’s global strategy leading to 2015. Thousands of partners and customers from around the world quickly asked for a release, especially our friends in France! ... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Jan 13, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News