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[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
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:
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
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
Today we announced the availability of the first firewall to cross the 1 Terabit per second threshold. That's 1 trillion bits, or 1 with 12 zero's after it (1,000,000,000,000). But why is it needed now and why is it important? The way we do business has changed, and the threat landscape along with it. Mobile computing, public and private cloud services, social media, everything-as-a-Service, and Big Data. These trends mean the firewall cannot become a bottleneck, and the bar has to constantly be raised higher and higher. The new FortiGate-5144C... [Read More]
by RSS Tamir Hardof  |  Jul 23, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It's time for part two of our look at firewalls, as we continue our series on layered security. The first part can be found here. Firewall Policies: How to Build a Better Policy As networks become more advanced, so do the demands placed upon your firewall. As such, it is equally important to know how to make a firewall policy work, and to make it work well. Improve Your Design Just because a firewall policy works doesn't mean that it's design is perfect. Since firewalls play such a key role in keeping your network secure, it's important to... [Read More]
by RSS Victoria Martin  |  Jul 11, 2014  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
FortiOS 5.2 is now available! Below is a collection of videos to introduce you to the updates and features of 5.2. What's New in FortiOS 5.2? This video is an overview of the new features and updates available in FortiOS 5.2, including FortiView Dashboards, ATP/NGFW Enhancements, IPsec and SSL VPN updates, unified Policy management, and more. Basic Firewall in 5.2 Creating and ordering firewall policies is fundamental to any kind of network configuration. This video provides an overview of using policy best practices when creating multiple... [Read More]
by RSS Jonah Davidson  |  Jul 07, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This is a Guest Blog by Secured Retail Retail IT environments are becoming complex as retailers continue to grow and add stores. Each store is another end-point which needs to be secured and all stores need to meet PCI-DSS regulatory requirements in order for the retailer to be deemed compliant. Secured Retail works with retailers and restaurants of all sizes and the following are five challenges we face due to the distributed nature of the retail environment: Secured Retail Networks, Inc. is a Fortinet Platinum Partner and a consulting... [Read More]
by RSS Zeba Naqvi  |  Jan 20, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Intrusion prevention system, or IPS, is like the secret ingredient in a favorite recipe -- it is rarely consumed by itself, but most security suites and Unified Threat Management devices wouldn't be considered complete without it. In fact, it's often taken for granted. IPS is a vital component of any comprehensive security solution and a necessary part of a compliance-driven environment. And while it is one of the most traditional security solutions on the market, its features continue to evolve to tackle a maelstrom of modern attacks. Essentially... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Nov 13, 2013  |  Filed in:
In light of new and sophisticated network security technology that stretches from Next Generation Firewalls to Unified Threat Management devices, the blogosphere has turned its attention to the importance and relevancy of an age old technology: the firewall. Opinions undoubtedly run the gamut, with not just a few concluding that firewalls in general are within throwing range of obsolescence. In actuality, nothing could be further from the truth. Firewalls, like anti-virus and spam filters, are esteemed as a cornerstone of any security arsenal -... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Oct 02, 2013  |  Filed in: