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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
Cloud storage has increasingly become mainstream for storing, computing, and sharing data, while also combining accessibility and reliability into the mix. With larger internet bandwidth capacities connecting homes and businesses, syncing files across the internet is now a reality, and it can be done without needing to brew a couple of pots of coffee. Based on FortiGuard Lab’s application telemetry, cloud storage applications have grown by more than 21% between Q4 2016 and Q1 2017. [Read More]
by RSS Gavin Chow  |  May 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
The recent release of FortiOS 5.6 extends the Fortinet Security Fabric into the IaaS infrastructure, enabling organizations to not only simplify and expand their visibility and control deep into the cloud, but also enhance and integrate their total security profile through the automated, rapid sharing of threat intelligence. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
What follows is Part 2 of a two-part interview with Fortinet’s James Cabe on the journey to security automation. Recognizing that most organizations are not prepared to make the jump to automation today, the following presents a realistic timeline to get from an intelligent network to truly automated, intent-based security, and a discussion of what that intent-based security will look like. What is the timeline for getting to automation and intent-based security? When we talk about the evolution of security, we talk about what it should... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
As the threat landscape continues to evolve and the cyberskills gap remains a challenge, automation and intent-based security are becoming timely discussions when thinking about the future of cybersecurity. Fortinet’s James Cabe shares some perspective from the trenches. What follows is Part 1 of a two-part overview of the path to automation, beginning with where we need to be and what it will take to get there. Part 2 will discuss a realistic timeline to get from an intelligent network to truly automated, intent-based security, as well as... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
Q&A with Fraser Street, VP of Technical Alliances at Silver Peak: Fortinet sits down with Fabric-Ready Partner, Silver Peak to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing and how Silver Peak’s approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Apr 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A