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We have all embraced online searching and shopping. The days of driving around town to compare costs or referring to the most current newspaper advertisement for a bargain have long gone. Today’s consumer reaches out via the Internet on a variety of devices to check product reviews, find discount coupons, locate attractions, and read email sales notices from their favorite companies. Analysis of data allows a business to study consumer needs and intentions Technology enables business to track consumer behavior while connected to a Wi-fi... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Mar 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In today’s world of fast-paced digital business, mid-sized businesses and enterprises face continually complex security requirements and ever-evolving threats and attacks. The pressures on IT and security staff continues to mount, meaning there is an immediate need for simple to use, cost-effective security solutions that are also easy to manage, intelligent and seamlessly adaptable for today's and tomorrow’s threats.   Fortinet is excited to announce a new partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security: an integrated... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Mar 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Are you prepared for most cyberattacks? Or do you have just basic protection? IDC has defined the five stages of network security protection in their ‘IT Security MaturityScape’ position paper: Ad hoc: Constantly vulnerable; few if any procedures and unknown risk profile Opportunistic: Basic protection; entry-level security infrastructure, policies in-place Repeatable: Established standards; protected from blended threats and common risks Managed: Prepared for most attacks; continuous protection, constant vigilance Optimised:... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Nov 09, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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Recently, I wrote about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. This is the second of a three-part series examining each vector in depth. Over the past couple of months, I’ve written about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. Most recently, I looked in depth at the first vector, what we usually think of as “traditional attacks and malware”. These sorts of attacks continue to make headlines, but as healthcare evolves and increasing numbers of medical devices begin feeding data directly into health information... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Witt  |  Apr 10, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
With over 12 million downloads, Photo Gallery is one of the most popular WordPress plugins; users should be sure to upgrade to the latest version. FortiGuard Labs disclosed a vulnerability today in the WordPress Photo Gallery plugin that could potentially be used to gather information from system administrators. With over 100,000 active installations and robust photo management and editing tools, this particular cross-site scripting vulnerability has significant security implications across the many retail, media, and other WordPress-driven websites... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Mar 20, 2015  |  Filed in: Security Research
As sales and marketing teams continue to search for that secret sauce of engagement in the buying cycle, one thing remains clear, the need for building relationships that lead to closed deals. Whether you’re selling the newest greatest line of latte’s or Next Gen Firewalls in the enterprise, buyers want an experience that has nothing to do with speeds and feeds. Our marketing team got a few minutes with Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst, Tiffani Bova at the Fortinet Sales Kick Off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for some interesting... [Read More]
by RSS Luanne Tierney  |  Jan 21, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Just about everyone has a firewall of some sort. But does it really need to be “next gen”? Gartner and other industry analysts have made a lot of the “Next Generation Firewall” market, or NGFW for short. It isn’t just hype, though. Threats faced by organizations of all sizes as we head into 2015 are so sophisticated, varied, and, most importantly, dangerous, that traditional firewalls are simply inadequate to protect users and networked resources. The next gen firewall addresses both emerging threats and more common attacks without bogging... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 12, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
A recent Lightspeed GMI/Fortinet found that IT decision makers are under increasing pressure from the boardroom to secure the enterprise. The pressure, along with a host of new security threats, means they have some real challenges ahead. The 2014 Fortinet Security Census, recently conducted by Lightspeed GMI, surveyed 1610 IT decision makers (ITDMs) from a range of large companies in 15 countries around the world. There is a lot to unpack from the survey that dove into perceptions of enterprise security challenges, but the bottom line is that... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 20, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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
"None of us is as good as all of us." This quote, attributed to Ray Kroc, co-founder of McDonald's, is echoed in many management and leadership success stories. It was the foundation to his business philosophy that not only transformed the fast food industry, but redefined enterprise teamwork and collaboration. And today, it embodies our efforts to stop cybercrime. In the news today, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks announced the development of a jointly founded, cyber defense consortium (www.cyberconsortium.org), whose mission is to drive a coordinated... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  May 30, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News