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Fortinet recently sat down with Fabric-Ready Partner Ziften to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing, and how Ziften’s approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. Tell us a bit about Ziften’s business and the types of customers that you serve. Ziften provides client-to-cloud visibility and security, offering unprecedented access to user behavior, system, application, and network data originating from client devices, data centers, and the cloud.... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Nov 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
On September 26th, Fortinet announced our new Fortinet Fabric Ready Program, which delivers on the “Open” attribute of the Fortinet Security Fabric by providing threat intelligence visibility across multi-vendor cybersecurity solutions. Cross-product  coordination (regardless of vendor) is a critical capability for today’s enterprises, as it is rare for an organization to completely source all IT security components from a single vendor across the entirety of their network and covering all attack vectors.  Leaving... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  Oct 18, 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
Securing networks has been a serious challenge ever since DEC salesman Gary Thuerk sent the first spam message to 400 unsuspecting users of the ARPANET back in 1978. Sure, security devices have become more sophisticated over time, and their evolution is a fascinating subject. But they all tend to suffer from a common problem: because they are a siloed technology, they can only solve the problem sitting right in front of them. This is one of the reasons why, in spite of the millions being spent on security by today’s organizations, the incidents... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Sep 26, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The Enterprise security market has grown extremely complicated over the past decade. This complexity is being compounded as the business of Financial Services moves from person-to-person transactions to automated high-speed machine-to-machine operations and workflows. We originally designed security systems that protect people from other people – vaults, teller cages, guards, armored cars, alarms, and security cameras. These tools allowed us to trust people as business partners.  This has all changed. Financial Services is moving to... [Read More]
by RSS Araldo Menegon  |  Jun 30, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Security vendors have been touting the advantages of next-generation firewalls (NGFW) that provide application inspection for several years now. As application traffic became more prevalent, criminals found that hiding malware inside application traffic was an excellent way to bypass traditional security. They still do. But now, application traffic is ubiquitous. The number of devices on our networks is growing exponentially, along with the volume of application and transactional traffic. While much of it is still passing through the traditional... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jun 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
One of the biggest security challenges organizations face is being able to see enough of the network to identify today’s most advanced, multi-vector threats. Ideally, you need to be able to see across the distributed network, including cloud deployments and devices from multiple network and security vendors, correlate detected local activity with global threat intelligence and expected behaviors, and coordinate a response across the entire portfolio of installed security solutions. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 07, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Business to Business, or B2B networks are pervasive within Financial Services network environments. They are also highly vulnerable to attack.  One reason is that these networks are often woefully unprotected. Some organizations have implemented simple firewall capabilities into these B2B networks, and most have VPNs. But because performance is paramount, security is often seen as a bottleneck; so many of these networks are often only secured using simple router ACLs (RACLs) and NAT. Seriously.With the global transition to digital business impacting... [Read More]
by RSS Araldo Menegon  |  May 25, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Innovations in wireless and computing technology are driving the growth of connectivity between devices and appliances throughout the home, office, car, store, or practically any place that has a Wi-Fi connection. Known as ubiquitous computing, the reach of interconnected devices is widespread and ever expanding, providing opportunities for ground-breaking new services that improve safety, security, reliability, and convenience. But perhaps unsurprisingly, the growth of ubiquitous computing and network connections also creates new vulnerabilities... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  May 18, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Market analysts estimate that by 2020 each person will own 26 IP-enabled devices, and over 50 billion IoT devices will come online. Each of these will need to transmit and receive data, run applications, perform transactions, and access services. At the same time, the line between our private and our public lives, including our work lives, will continue to blur. Because the network is the nexus point for this convergence, network borders are becoming increasingly porous, data it needs to process is growing exponentially, and the corporate network... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 11, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News