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In the following video, IT-Harvest's Richard Stiennon interviews John Maddison, Fortinet's vice president of marketing on how Fortinet views itself in the security market. Topics covered include network security performance, the depth and breadth of the company's product line and the company's technology innovation. [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
UPDATED Apr 17 with new information Today NSS Labs, an independent security testing organization, issued a report which states it found holes in five of six network firewalls. Fortinet was named as one of these firewalls, and we want to address some misperceptions around this report. NSS Labs tested the FortiGate-3950B platform using equipment supplied by an NSS customer. We have been working with NSS Labs over the last two months to remediate the issues raised in the test. NSS Labs incorrectly states that Fortinet does not currently provide customers... [Read More]
by RSS Patrick Bedwell  |  Apr 12, 2011  |  Filed in: Security Research
The recent widespread DoS attacks directed at a number of sites in the wake of _l’affaire Assange _has prompted several of our customers to ask how Fortinet can help them reduce the effects of a DoS attack. The news has been full of examples of how participants in the so-called “Operation Payback” were able to affect operations for some financial services companies and payment processors in the wake of the Wikileaks document drops. Although it is difficult to prevent a widespread DoS or DDOS attack from affecting your network operations,... [Read More]
by RSS Patrick Bedwell  |  Dec 17, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
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by RSS Rick Popko  |  May 12, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
People frequently ask me about certifications and what they all mean. Here at Fortinet, we realize that looking at marketing specs or documentation isn’t always enough when you’re looking for the ideal security solution. After all, just because it looks good on paper doesn’t mean it’s the right product for you, right? So, we invest a lot of time getting our firmware and hardware products certified on a regular basis. This is why we know it’s important to invest in third-party certifications, and make it a regular part of our development... [Read More]
by RSS Langley Rock  |  Apr 29, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
When it comes to antivirus, how much coverage do you need? Everyone has different concerns when it comes to antivirus coverage. Some people want to circle the wagons and let very little into their networks, while others need some basic protection but prefer speed, speed and more speed. In this article I'll discuss the new antivirus features in the FortiOS 4.0 MR2 for the FortiGate family and how your device can be configured for your preferred level of coverage versus performance. Malware Lifecycles All malware have a life cycle. Some are like... [Read More]
by RSS Jeff Crawford  |  Apr 05, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
With all of the features available in the FortiGate operating system, such as our antivirus, web filtering, IPS and antispam, together with the newer additions such as SSL VPN, DLP, WAN Optimization, etc., it is easy to overlook some of the lesser known features our solution provides. I wanted to mention our load balancing capability as another one of those surprising Fortinet free features. Of course in the current economic climate, consolidation, something Fortinet has pioneered for the past decade, is always being sought and the more features... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Mar 04, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
Let's admit, whilst IPSec VPN has traditionally been the standard for secure remote access it has never been the easiest to configure. The client software installation, pre-shared key distribution and the inevitable debugging due to the myriad of options and overly aggressive port filtering by your access provider has caused many an administrator, if not sleepless nights, then certainly a period of frustration. Whilst improving the experience of the IPSec VPN configuration, easing the client install and giving more widely useful default options... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Mar 02, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
I’ve been asked to provide a little more information on what else we can provide in the web filtering space, particularly when it comes to service providers and how they can solve one of the main problems when considering a residential web filtering service. We have provided a way of dynamically provisioning the web filtering profile on a per end point basis, and end point can of course be many things. Flexibility in this end point definition is key, so it can relate to an authenticated username, a service, location, or in the case of mobile... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 24, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research
While web filtering provides a company with the ability to limit where users visit on the the Internet, what if some users - managers, guests or whole departments - needed access to these categories or subsets of those categories? What if you still want your users or employees some level of freedom? After all, a happy worker is a productive worker. The flexibility to accommodate a multitude of configurations and situations. One size does not necessarily fit all. Happily, FortiOS comes in many sizes. There are a options available to meet... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 17, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research