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In this monthly video series focusing on the latest digital security threats, Keith Shaw and Fortinet's Derek Manky discuss the recent Twitter hack on the Associated Press, the Spamhaus arrests and DNS amplification, and the latest Android hacks. [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For most organizations, regardless of industry, forming strategic partnerships are critical in achieving objectives. In the case of security organizations, partnerships are vital for better sharing and disseminating threat information, disrupting malware and tracking down cybercriminals and handing them over to appropriate law enforcement channels for prosecution. The FortiGuard team at Fortinet, for example, has partnerships with organizations such as VirusTotal, an independent online service that analyzes files and URLs in an effort to aid the... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  May 17, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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
At Fortinet, we have created an innovative approach to web filtering that combines the advantages of cloud-based services with a layered response caching option - our FortiGuard web filtering services. FortiGuard data centers around the world contain a massive URL categorization database. These data centers receive rating requests from FortiGate units, typically, through browser-based URL requests. In combination with local profile configurations, the appropriate action - allow, deny, and monitoring - the FortiGate unit determines how... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 16, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research