advanced threat protection


Ransomware attacks are becoming more prolific in the healthcare sector to great cost. Learn how much ransomware really costs healthcare, as well as the best defense strategies. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Ransomware has recently reasserted itself into the public eye in a big way. The May cyberattack carried out by the malware WannaCry was one of the worst ransomware attacks ever, affecting over 300,000 computers operating MS Windows around the world. Unfortunately, the attack has once again demonstrated that far too many organizations do not have an effective security protocol in place, or do not take it seriously until after disaster strikes. In this case, the Microsoft vulnerability exploited by WannaCry had been patched in March, but many users... [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As a product manager, the start of the year is a time to take a few breaths and reflect on the successes or failures of the past year and plan for future projects.  When we have invested so much effort into our products, we know their strengths, but spending so much time in such close proximity to a solution can also make one a bit blinkered. Which is why it is always important to get outside opinions on your progress as a sanity check. Of course, customer feedback is essential, and always very welcome, but it was particularly satisfying to... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Mar 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Technology integration in the financial services industry has opened opportunities that could only be dreamed of a few decades back. Around the turn of the millennium, we began seeing banks set up websites for internet-based banking, and about a decade later, mobile banking customers began tapping their smartphones to make payments at retail stores. Inside the walls of financial institutions themselves, employees are leveraging technology such as email and mobile devices to streamline processes and provide a better overall customer experience. Industry... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The Internet of Things (networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints, or "things," that communicate without human interaction using embedded IP connectivity) is the next industrial revolution. Estimates say there will be 24 Billion IoT devices installed by 2020, and $6 Trillion will be invested in IoT devices over the next 5 years. With that kind of growth and investment, protecting each of these “things” and their corresponding interactions with other components, including our networks, will be critical. So where is this... [Read More]
by RSS Daniel Cole  |  Sep 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For retailers with many geographically dispersed shops or stores, having secure network connectivity and linking all sites to the head office has become the glue of critical operating processes, such as the Point of Sale (PoS), accounting, inventory control, pricing, customer relationship management applications, and other business services. The in-store store network is vital, yet invisible, to staff and shoppers alike – until it stops working. But when the network goes down, transactions halt, customers go elsewhere, and cash registers stop... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet Australia  |  Sep 08, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Framework has once again achieved Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) Certification from ICSA Labs for Q1 of 2016.  We remain one of the four vendors in the entire industry who have achieved this independent certification.Advanced threats represent some of the most difficult security challenges faced by organizations – as well as by the vendors who build tools to detect and stop them. Fortinet has developed the Fortinet Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Framework to do just that. It is built around the seamless... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jun 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This week Fortinet announced even more advances to our award-winning, ICSA-certified Advanced Threat Protection solution – because, apparently, awesome simply wasn’t good enough. What is Advanced Threat Protection? The unprecedented growth of devices, users, applications, transactions, and services passing through the increasingly distributed corporate infrastructure is transforming networks. And much of this data is highly prized by the cybercriminal community as it often includes confidential and sensitive information, customer... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  Apr 25, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
When it comes to cyber security, the healthcare industry is vulnerable. Providers face substantial regulation around privacy and data security. And hackers have much to gain; recent stats put the black market value of healthcare records at 10 times that of credit card information. Consider these sobering statistics from the Identity Theft Resource Center: 35.5% of the data breaches reported in 2015 were in the Health/Medical sector. More than 110 million patient records [were] exposed in 2015. Potential vectors for a healthcare cyber attack... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
There is so much marketing buzz around Threat Intelligence (TI) these days. The problem is, TI is a such a broad term and with the multitude of TI services offered in the market, many businesses are oftentimes confused as to what services to purchase and if they should even be looking at Threat Intelligence Services to begin with. Once the decision is made regarding the need for TI, how then do they go about choosing the right service for their organization? What constitutes a good threat feed? Is Threat Intelligence just for big business or can... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Apr 28, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends