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Most organizations face challenges with deploying new networking services on traditional CPE.  They need to adapt quickly to changing business conditions, but their CPE infrastructure gets in the way of quickly deploying or customizing a service.   The impact to business is real.  For one, it takes too long to deploy new services.  Traditional on-premises equipment is function-specific, resulting in multiple boxes being deployed for multiple services.  You need to add a new service?  This requires a new box,... [Read More]
by RSS Rajoo Nagar  |  Aug 15, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The need for cybersecurity vendors in the financial services marketplace has amplified as the threats have increased exponentially due to IOT, BYOD, and state-sponsored cyberterrorism, to name just a few factors.  When looking for proof of the financial sector’s concern with security, we need to look no further than a recent meeting the Treasury Department held to discuss the current threats presented by the cyberthreat landscape. As a result of the damage that can be done due to data breaches in financial services, many organizations... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Change is coming to service provider networking, and evolving customer expectations around agility, service flexibility, and pricing are driving it. In recent weeks, both AT&T and Verizon have made key announcements on the approach they plan to take with regard to network service virtualization - a transition birthed and catalyzed by the extraordinary high adoption rate of cloud based delivery, and the changes in customer attitudes about the best way to consume IT services. While the specifics of their new network offerings vary, the intent... [Read More]
by RSS By Richard Orgias  |  Aug 05, 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
Managing network connections to hybrid cloud environments is a complex task- notwithstanding the sea of confusion over the hybrid cloud’s true definition. Paramount to the problem is securely optimizing transport and managing compute resources in geographically dispersed locations to ensure optimal application delivery and performance. While the industry debates the definition of "hybrid cloud,” IT organizations live in a world of “grey space” between dedicated, private architectures and “cloud” promises. ... [Read More]
by RSS John Ayers  |  Jun 28, 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
Not too long ago, carriers had fairly straightforward options for their security: they bought one vendor’s box with the same vendor’s firewall, email filtering, and web application firewalls. Then came the dynamic duo of software defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). NFV allows all network components to run in software on top of common “white box” hardware. By de-coupling hardware and software components, carriers have the power to virtualize services and provision on demand. This provides enormous benefits in... [Read More]
by RSS Tyson Macaulay  |  May 23, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Introducing the Fortinet Security Fabric Networks are currently undergoing dramatic change. Organizations are simultaneously wrestling with issues such as BYOD, IoT, virtualization, SDN, cloud, the proliferation of applications, Big Data, and the expectations of the next generation of employees to blend their work and their personal lives on a single device of their choosing, with instant access to any data, at any time, from any location. This has exponentially increased the attack surface that organizations need to be concerned with. For... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Apr 25, 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