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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
Companies are building out flexible and scalable infrastructure with the use of private and public clouds. This makes maintaining a strong and consistent security posture both essential and difficult. To meet this challenge, Fortinet is enhancing its security capabilities across private, infrastructure, and application clouds through our Security Fabric. This ranges from increased scalability, new public cloud features, and SaaS visibility via a new CASB offering, all delivering optimal security performance at cloud-scale. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Apr 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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, Security Q & A
Fortinet and Microsoft today announced an extension of their partnership to protect the cloud environments of their joint government customers. The US Federal Government sets the world’s highest security standards for data protection. Other public institutions, like state and local governments, police, and fire departments, follow these standards as well to protect the citizenry they serve. Partnering to Deliver Cloud Security for Government Organizations Fortinet and Microsoft are committed to delivering world-class security to... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Oct 27, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Over the last 18-24 months the embrace of public cloud for critical workloads has transitioned from the “investigative” stage to “plan of record” for the majority of organizations.  Still, mysteries and major questions remain – especially when it comes to securing your cloud workloads.  Microsoft understands the needs of their customers to secure their cloud workload and has developed a great toolset to make securing Microsoft Azure simple and straightforward – Azure Security Center (ASC).  ASC... [Read More]
by RSS Warren Wu  |  Aug 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Securing Microsoft Azure: A new Fortinet-Microsoft Cloud Security Workshop SeriesOn June 8th, Microsoft will be hosting Fortinet’s Azure Cloud team to discuss how to secure your cloud workloads.  The events, being held in Mississauga, Ontario & downtown Toronto, will be packed with leaders from Microsoft’s Enterprise Software & Cloud and Fortinet’s Cloud Security teams, delivering a customer-focused workshop on cloud security. For many organizations the value – speed, agility, productivity, and cost reduction, etc. – of moving to the... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jun 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
What do you get when you combine the world’s most widely deployed NGFW with the largest scalable infrastructure and then add-in unmatched granular visibility, control, threat prevention and a whole lot of other DevOps capabilities?  You get a scalable, secure, and easy to use cloud infrastructure that customers can migrate to or build their workloads on with confidence.  Microsoft Azure announced their Azure Security Center (ASC) program in September 2015 (after having been used in a preview form by thousands of customers) with... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Feb 25, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
“I want my MTV...” One of the most iconic lines from one of the greatest rock songs of the 80’s, “Money For Nothing”. OK, not just from the 80’s, but of all time. But rock nostalgia aside, this is the line that pops into my head every time I think about redesigning my website. It’s an ancient, outdated piece of garbage, thrown together quickly in Dreamweaver back in the days when people did that sort of thing. And each time I get ready to do something about it, I hear Mark Knopfler’s awesome guitar... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  May 15, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends