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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
The Show Floor I’m always interested to walk the show floor the first day of a conference to get a sense of what the vendor community has decided is important. The show floor at Black Hat is especially interesting, because while most of the vendors are responding to the security demands of their customers, just upstairs researchers are demonstrating the next generation of threats that haven’t yet, for the most part, been addressed. A quick walk around the floor shows two major trends. The big bets vendors are making are cloud security... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Aug 04, 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
The key to success in the emerging world of white box hardware, SDN, NFV, NFV Orchestrators (NFVO), and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) is interoperability.  The promise of a new kind of network - easy to provision, flexible, easy to automate, and most critically, a source of new value-added functions is dependent on a whole range of disparate elements working together. This is no easy task, and it’s made no easier by the fact that there are still no widely adopted standards for interoperability. However, that did not stop the New IP Agency... [Read More]
by RSS Abel Aberra  |  May 24, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Securing the Cloud In the emerging digital economy, organizations are connecting users, devices, data, goods, and services to drive business value. Organizations that want to compete successfully in this new economy are having to adopt new architectures, such as virtualization and cloud, to make them more agile, more responsive to customer needs and market demands, and more relevant to their customers. Cloud services provide the sort of on-demand resources digital businesses demand. The device that data resides on is less important than that... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Apr 25, 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
The AWS Marketplace makes it easy to secure virtual environments - And now it’s easier to comply with German data governance laws. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revolutionized the way that many businesses approach application and infrastructure deployment. Creating compute and storage instances in the cloud is so easy and cost-effective that many organizations look to services like AWS before they build out their own data centers. Others are using innovative hybrid models in which the cloud offers failover or nearly limitless scalability... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Mar 24, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In recent weeks, virtualization giant VMware has been scrambling to release security patches for an ESX server hypervisor source code leak that was published in April and allegedly perpetrated by a hacker from the global collective Anonymous. The recent patch repaired critical vulnerabilities that could have enabled an attacker to execute malicious code remotely on the host and leave an end-user’s virtualized environment susceptible to a compromising cyber attack. Among other things, the incident called into question the security of virtualized... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  May 10, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In January 2010, the Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs threat researchers issued a report outlining their predictions for The Top 10 Security Trends for 2010. Now that we’re midway through the year, we thought it would be interesting to see how right (or wrong) we were and if anything completely unexpected has come up along the way. The following report spells out the trends the team predicted at the beginning of the year and concludes with comments on where each threat exists today. 1) Security, Virtually Speaking **January 2010: **“Preventing... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Jun 23, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research