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Fortinet is proud to be a Platinum Plus Sponsor at Black Hat’s 20th anniversary conference, being held this July 22-27 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Our booth is #915. This year’s booth includes a live theater, and we have lined up great presentations from Fabric-Ready Partners, as well as from some of Fortinet’s top solutions experts.  The presentation schedule will be posted online before the show, and a schedule will also be available at the booth. In addition, Derek Manky, Fortinet’s... [Read More]
by RSS Mike Morgan  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Sixteen years ago, Fortinet predicted the emergence of a digital economy where data would be driving business. We understood that this would require scaling the Internet to support hyperconnected network infrastructures. To accomplish this, network infrastructures that hadn’t fundamentally changed for decades would have to be radically redesigned. The challenge was that traditional security solutions were never designed to protect this new environment. To meet this challenge, we began engineering security tools around a universal operating... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Last year, Gartner launched a new website and service called Peer Insights. Its goal is to provide organizations looking at adopting new technologies or solutions with access to the collective knowledge and experience of IT professionals that have already evaluated and adopted similar technology. Their posted reviews offer detailed perspectives and firsthand experience with a wide range of solutions for every phase of the IT lifecycle - from evaluation and implementation to service and support. In the Enterprise Firewall category, for example,... [Read More]
by RSS Trish Borrmann  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Today’s digital economy is driving a technology revolution. Networks now include on-demand infrastructure, cloud-based services, software defined perimeters, and the growth of smart devices and IoT. Networks and infrastructures are also increasingly hyperconnected. What’s been missing is a security strategy to protect these new environments. The Internet was first begun as a point-to-point networking solution 50 years ago. The first generation of security was connection-oriented because it was primarily a firewall and VPN that... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
During a 2015 event at the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research, participating panelists discussed the digital revolution and the classroom’s exposure to it. At the time, school districts had begun to adopt 1:1 policies, where each student would have access to laptops or tablets. Google was at the forefront of this surge, gaining a healthy chunk of new users each year across the education industry. Today, the formidable duo of the Google Chromebook and the G Suite for Education has changed the way education is approached. In this... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For many organizations, embracing the potential of the new digital economy involves migrating services, data, and infrastructure to the cloud. The cloud is a powerfully disruptive technology. It allows businesses to be more agile, responsive, and available than ever before by transforming traditional compute architectures and best practices that have been in place for decades. Most organizations today have some sort of a cloud strategy. Nearly all of them are adopting a hybrid cloud infrastructure that combines their private cloud with one or... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet’s UTM solutions have been positioned in the leader’s quadrant of Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management report for the 8th year in a row. In this year’s report, Gartner recognized the ‘completeness’ of our solution, which includes the Security Fabric vision, and we also achieved the highest placement for our ability to execute on that vision. Unified Threat Management, or UTM, solutions consolidate security and networking functions into a single device to simplify business infrastructures... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Hughes Network Systems is a leading managed network service provider for highly distributed enterprises that need to operate and deliver uniform performance across large numbers of branch locations. They have been a long-time Fortinet partner, delivering innovative managed network solutions that leverage Fortinet platforms by combining Fortinet’s security capabilities with Hughes’ broadband transport, routing, and WAN optimization technologies. We recently sat down with Jeff Bradbury, Senior Director of Marketing at Hughes, to talk... [Read More]
by RSS Daniel Mellinger  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet is a Gold sponsor at Discover 2017, and will showcase several important security innovations to help you stay ahead of cyber threats. Join Fortinet at booth 231 while you’re at Discover 2017 to see a demo of the Fortinet Security Fabric in action! We’ll also have technical experts on hand to discuss any security needs you ma A key focus area for many attendees will be cybersecurity, given the challenges they face from today’s sophisticated and rapidly evolving threats. The isolated, proprietary security devices most organizations... [Read More]
by RSS Neil Prasad  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Wireless access has not only revolutionized networks. It has profoundly changed our culture. It has transformed how and where we work, how we interact through social media, and how we stay connected with family and friends. The challenge we are now facing is Wi-Fi saturation. Given the number of connected devices online now, and the predictions for exponential growth over just the next few years, we need to ensure that we are building wireless networks that can accommodate both the volume of connections and connected devices coming, the increase... [Read More]
by RSS Kaushik Dash, Harish Gnanasambandam, Vikas Banerjee  |  May 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends