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Earlier this week, independent analyst Richard Stiennon posted a video interview he did with Michael Xie. From Stiennon's blog post: Michael Xie is CTO of Fortinet and drives all of their development of true “Next Generation” security appliances. Hear him describe his views on speeds and feeds, routing and switching in the firewall, and cost per secure megabit. Take a look and listen (click the picture to jump to video): [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Jul 09, 2009  |  Filed in: Security Research
This is the topic of an Interop panel featuring Anthony James, Fortinet vice president of products, and folks from Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks and Ashton, Metzler & Associates. The panel will be at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mandalay Bay, Breakers E room. Here's the overview: _The traditional wide-area network (WAN) firewall makes two flawed assumptions. One assumption is that the information contained in the first packet in a connection is sufficient to identify the application. The second assumption is that the transmission control... [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  May 19, 2009  |  Filed in: Security Research
Today was another big milestone in the history of the company I co-founded and I'm very happy to have this opportunity to tell you about it. Fortinet has released FortiOS 4.0, the firmware upgrade for our FortiGate security systems. This release is the result of a tremendous effort by our development teams over the better part of 12+ months. These highly skilled and talented teams worked hard to design and implement these technology innovations so that we could confidently put the product in front of our customers. Even in this time of economic... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Mar 03, 2009  |  Filed in: Security Research