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Fortinet is proud to announce today the results from International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker. The 2016Q4 and historical report data reinforces Fortinet’s continued leadership within the security industry by once again shipping the most security appliances, which also further strengthens our industry-leading global network of threat intelligence sensors. [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Recently, I had the pleasure of leading a FortiGate-5000 series chassis deployment. While I’ve worked on the 5000 series before, this was my first “soup to nuts” deployment of our 4th generation chassis. The 5000 series is not merely a very large appliance. It is a vessel for FortiGate and FortiController blades. The firewall is actually a cluster of FG-5001D worker blades that rely on the 5144C chassis for power and connectivity. With two NP6 ASICS, each FG-5001D has similar throughput characteristics to the FG-1500D appliance. However, apart... [Read More]
by RSS Glen Kemp  |  Jun 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Q: Why are conventional firewalls no longer enough? A: They never were to begin with. We caught up with Don Kopanoff at HIMSS 2016 to talk about the current state of security – and for him, it’s all about the rising complexity of threats. Last year, for example, upwards of 90 percent of identified viruses were unknown to the firewalls they infiltrated – meaning that if a firewall’s definitions aren’t aggressively updated, each passing day presents a new vulnerability. The increasing reliance on distributed... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 20, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Networks are evolving rapidly. The proliferation of devices, users, applications, and services has made the network edge more porous, while at the same time expanding the attack surface. And these remote devices and applications are now commonly accessing data center resources in a way unimaginable just a few years ago. Add IoT and Cloud to a highly mobile and distributed network, and you have created the perfect storm for disaster. Security has evolved organically as well. But not in a way that complements the evolution of the network. Instead,... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 02, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
I recently relocated from rural Massachusetts to the Pacific Northwest, leaving my snow shovel and bug spray behind in favor of a good rain coat. Although I'm thrilled to have literally increased my Internet speeds by 50 times and be closer than an hour and a half to the nearest airport, neither I nor my kids were ready to completely give up country living, so we bought a house on a sleepy little island. With fiber. The fiber is another story for another day, although I continue to be amazed that just 75 miles from Boston the best we could... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 10, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
While there has been much said about Next Generation Firewalls, Fortinet continues to forge ahead with innovation that's ahead of its time and the bad guys. Jonas Tichenor sits down with Fortinet's John Maddison to talk about the latest in firewall technology. [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Jul 07, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
[Editor’s Note: While this post is primarily concerned with Fortinet firewalls, particularly the FortiGate 3700D, it also serves as useful background for anyone considering different deployment scenarios for data center firewalls.] Nestling somewhere near the top of the Fortinet product portfolio is the FortiGate 3700D. Whilst it is generally pitched as a data centre firewall, it is a good deal more flexible than your average big dumb packet pusher. It may be deployed in ultra-low latency, very high capacity, and dedicated Unified Threat... [Read More]
by RSS Glen Kemp  |  May 26, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Deploying new firewalls in a greenfield environment is a fairly straightforward task. However, replacing an existing solution with new firewalls is more challenging. Sadly it’s not quite a case of plug and play; the existing environment will already be supporting applications and services. Starting over with the firewall policy is rarely an option. A large part of my day is centered around firewall conversions, or migrations. This is a task that can vary from “dead simple” to “dead hard” and is dependent on many... [Read More]
by RSS Glen Kemp  |  Apr 06, 2015  |  Filed in: Security 101
Considering this year’s Fortinet GPC was on a cruise ship that departed out of sunny South Florida, it seemed appropriate to infuse a quasi-Latin flair into a new music video produced by Fortinet’s marketing team. With the help of singer Pitbull’s hit song Fireball, the parody “Firewall” was created and quickly became somewhat of an anthem for Fortinet’s global strategy leading to 2015. Thousands of partners and customers from around the world quickly asked for a release, especially our friends in France! ... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Jan 13, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
It’s been a monumental week for network security leader, Fortinet (FTNT). Tuesday, CEO Ken Xie and his team rang the closing bell on the NASDAQ, 5 years to the day they celebrated their IPO. Meantime, CFO Drew Del Matto sat down with The Street’s Jill Malandrino to talk about the state of the cyber security industry and where Fortinet sits in the market. With several high-profile hacking incidents over the past year, Del Matto says Fortinet’s growth lies in its ability to innovate, constantly looking to stay ahead of attackers and keep sensitive... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Nov 21, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News