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  With the breadth of sensitive data and highly regulated workloads that government and state and local education (SLED) institutions manage comes the critical need for a cybersecurity strategy that can adapt and scale with the data, from IoT to the cloud, while adhering to regulations and compliance requirements. To meet these evolving public sector security needs, Fortinet today announced an expansion of its  relationship with AWS through its membership in the AWS Public Sector... [Read More]
by RSS Chad Whalen  |  Nov 29, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
With the growth and pervasiveness of online devices and digital tools, we reached a critical tipping point in 2016. The need for accountability at multiple levels is urgent and real and affects us all. If something isn’t done, there is a real risk of disrupting the emerging Digital Economy.   Even in recent weeks, IoT devices were hijacked to shut down a huge section of the Internet. Stolen documents were used in an attempt to influence the US presidential election. Ransomware began to reach epidemic proportions, including high... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Nov 21, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News, Security Research
This post originally appeared as a byline in Dark Reading. For cyber intelligence sharing to work, organizations need two things: to trust each other, and better processes to collect, exchange, and act on information quickly. As cyberthreats become more sophisticated and expand to the Cloud and the Internet of Things, the sharing of meaningful threat intel between trusted organizations has become more critical than ever before.  At Fortinet this year, our teams witnessed the benefits of info sharing first hand as part of a joint... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Nov 17, 2016  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall
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
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 & News
Data Centers are undergoing the most radical transformation since they were first created. For decades, they were walled off and isolated vaults containing some of an organization’s most valued assets. Only a handful of data center shamans were authorized to query that data center for information. It’s no coincidence that that largest data center vendor in the world is named Oracle. But today, everyone from executives to employees and consultants to even customers now have access to data center resources, often using homegrown applications... [Read More]
by RSS Ronen Shpirer  |  Oct 17, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) offers unprecedented opportunities for service providers to adopt new business models, radically lower costs and increase the speed of innovation and delivery of next-generation services. While the potential benefits of NFV are enormous, ensuring effective security is a key consideration for service providers. Protecting these highly dynamic environments requires a Security Fabric with tightly integrated security and network technologies that share intelligence, and collaborate to detect, isolate, and respond... [Read More]
by RSS Warren Wu  |  Oct 17, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Networks are evolving rapidly. The transformation to a digital business model has extended the network beyond the perimeter, which means that today’s networks and their related security are becoming borderless. IoT and cloud solutions require organizations to worry about an attack surface that may not even be visible to IT. Worse, many IoT devices are headless, run simple communications protocols, and are unable to run a client or even be patched. Instead, they rely exclusively on the access layer for security. In addition, critical and... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee and John Maddison  |  Sep 26, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
If current trends bear out, virtualization is poised to revolutionize networking. As communication service providers (CSPs) look for opportunities to provide greater value to their customers and deal with competition from non-traditional competitors, they have embraced SDN and NFV to catalyze an amazing network and services transformation. Many feel that SDN and NFV will allow networking to join a trajectory that has already revolutionized storage and compute by creating on-demand access to networking resources and enabling a vast new set of services. A... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Orgias  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
As businesses require more speed and flexibility in delivering applications and services, cloud computing has emerged as the model best aligned to meet the needs of many organizations. Data centers especially are evolving rapidly into both private and public clouds, along with customer demands for fast and secure cloud infrastructure and services. Fortinet’s Warren Wu shares more perspective on the intersection of cloud computing and security technology. At a high level can you talk about the intersection of cloud and security today? Over... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Aug 30, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News