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The cloud is an increasingly attractive prospect for federal agencies, but many still have unanswered questions about how public cloud security stacks up. With the president’s recent cybersecurity executive order emphasizing the shift to the cloud, agencies will have to move quickly to comply. Below are five questions that federal technology buyers should ask public cloud providers to see if they have what it takes to store and manage federal data securely. 1. Do you allow auditing or pen testing in your environment? Many customers are... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For many organizations, embracing the potential of the new digital economy involves migrating services, data, and infrastructure to the cloud. The cloud is a powerfully disruptive technology. It allows businesses to be more agile, responsive, and available than ever before by transforming traditional compute architectures and best practices that have been in place for decades. Most organizations today have some sort of a cloud strategy. Nearly all of them are adopting a hybrid cloud infrastructure that combines their private cloud with one or... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The emerging trend towards security automation is becoming essential for cloud deployment. Traditionally, businesses configure a Web Application Firewall with static policies to address unchanging, known-bad threats. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to get them all right in Public Cloud environment. With a growing number of attack variants, more rules you add the more potential there is to run into false positives. FortiWeb’s integration with the Azure Security Center now allows customers to take a reactive policy approach to web security... [Read More]
by RSS Cynthia Hseih  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet is proud to announce that our FortiSIEM solution is now available for the AWS Marketplace. Fortinet’s auto scaling security solution provides the resources needed to help with deployment in order to optimize AWS networks. FortiSIEM for AWS provides essential security services for cloud environments [Read More]
by RSS Dave Morrissey  |  Jun 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For enterprises, the very real benefits of moving applications to the cloud also come with significant challenges. Whether their using the public cloud, a private cloud or, as is often the case, a hybrid of the two, it’s necessary to optimize application performance to get the full benefits of cloud technology and enable a better business model. Just as importantly, though, you must be able to secure your people and your information as they traverse your network, from on-premises to the cloud and back, and you must be able to secure... [Read More]
by RSS Matt Pley  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Whether it’s healthcare, or any of the other 16 sectors of critical national infrastructure, enterprises responsible for some of our most important cyber assets are undergoing some sort of digital transformation. At its core, digital transformation in business is really about moving from intuitive to data-driven decision making to gain new insights, provide essential services, and drive exponential growth. Over the past few years, the healthcare sector and other industries have been focused on four major objectives related to digital transformation: Move... [Read More]
by RSS Jonathan Nguyen-Duy  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Wireless access has not only revolutionized networks. It has profoundly changed our culture. It has transformed how and where we work, how we interact through social media, and how we stay connected with family and friends. The challenge we are now facing is Wi-Fi saturation. Given the number of connected devices online now, and the predictions for exponential growth over just the next few years, we need to ensure that we are building wireless networks that can accommodate both the volume of connections and connected devices coming, the increase... [Read More]
by RSS Kaushik Dash, Harish Gnanasambandam, Vikas Banerjee  |  May 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Historically, federal agencies have been wary of using public cloud due to security concerns. Yet the agility and cost savings offered by cloud infrastructure is proving to be a major incentive, leading to a recent big push for agencies to re-engage with public cloud providers.  Security is still a central issue, and many agencies are looking at cloud service providers whose products adopt a cloud-first strategy, viewing them either as a firewall in the cloud or as a way to outsource security to the cloud.   However, no one... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  May 29, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In a 2015 article posted by Forbes, it was reported that 87 percent of people hadn’t heard of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT). At that time, Gartner Inc. estimated that there were 4.9 billion connected devices in use. Fast forward to 2017, and Gartner now reports that number has grown  to 8.4 billion, with a look ahead to 2020 predicting that 20.4 billion connected devices will be in use. The IoT has gained traction in day-to-day life by adding new applications and capabilities at a rapid rate, and as this technology begins... [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  May 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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