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Fortinet is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 6th annual AWS re:Invent conference, being held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas between November 27th and December 1st. re:Invent is the largest gathering of members of the global cloud community in the world, bringing together over 40,000 attendees from over 80 different nations attending over 1,000 different technical sessions, keynote addresses, labs, and special events over the course of the conference. Fortinet will be showcasing our latest cloud-based solutions, including the Fortinet... [Read More]
by RSS Cynthia Hsieh  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
On October 16th, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intention to have all federal agencies revamp their email security protocol. The Binding Operational Directive (BOD-18-01) will require all federal agencies to deploy STARTTLS, Secure Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM), and Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) within three months of the directive’s announcement. While having these email security features enabled is generally considered to be a cybersecurity... [Read More]
by RSS Felipe Fernandez  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report found that two-thirds (66%) of all installed malware that successfully made its way past established defenses were delivered by email.  This is particularly concerning as our weekly FortiGuard Labs Threat Intelligence Brief lists ransomware downloaders –typically delivered via email – as consistently among the top 5 pieces of malware in most weeks. {Update chart and excerpt closer to publication date} The reality is that while brand new attacks like WannaCry and Petya... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As a product manager, the start of the year is a time to take a few breaths and reflect on the successes or failures of the past year and plan for future projects.  When we have invested so much effort into our products, we know their strengths, but spending so much time in such close proximity to a solution can also make one a bit blinkered. Which is why it is always important to get outside opinions on your progress as a sanity check. Of course, customer feedback is essential, and always very welcome, but it was particularly satisfying to... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Mar 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Although initially targeted at consumers, so-called “ransomware” has continued to make headlines as cybercriminals began shifting their attention to vulnerable businesses. The malware works by encrypting files on users’ computers and then charging fees to unencrypt these files. Organizations ranging from law enforcement to large enterprises have been hit and the entire family of malware (generally variants of the original Cryptolocker malware) has proven quite lucrative for cybercriminals. For a history of ransomware, click... [Read More]
by RSS Jose Luis Laguna  |  Jun 26, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
A: Email is totally insecure. Despite this fact, it is relied upon for some of our most critical personal and business communications. Circa 1980, The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) was designed without even a glimmer of what the internet would become. Security was not as paramount a concern as it is now; it never made it into the protocol. Changing this has been an uphill struggle due to the sheer number of mail servers and users who rely on them. Even today, by default, email is sent in plain text (if both servers do not already use... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Nov 14, 2013  |  Filed in: Security Q & A