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Fortinet just announced the winners of their annual Partner of the Year awards. 2016 continued Fortinet’s growth in both revenue and market share, and saw us capture the attention of the security market with our debut of the Fortinet Security Fabric. Our thousands of dedicated partners, who work tirelessly to provide security solutions and services to their customers, has fueled this success. Which is why each year we take the opportunity to thank our entire partner community at our Accelerate conference, and to single out a handful of... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jan 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
If anyone was unsure of Fortinet’s vision for the future of the digital world, or the impact they plan to have on the cybersecurity industry, the first day of Accelerate 2017 left no doubt in anyone’s mind. Network Security Evolution– Ken Xie, Fortinet Founder and CEO The morning kicked off with the primary Keynote from Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet. He started by walking everyone through the transformation of the Internet and networking over the past 40 years, and drove home a couple of critical points: 1. The... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The financial potential of the new digital economy is driving the rapid evolution of today’s networks. For decades, the substructure of the network remained relatively unchanged: data traffic was routed from point A to point B over a predictable array of devices, cables, and ports using well established protocols and commands. Over the past couple of years, however, things have begun to change dramatically. Virtualization, Software Defined Networks (SDN), and the cloud have fundamentally changed where data is stored and how it is accessed.... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Monitoring, managing, and protecting the formless scope and scale of today’s highly distributed and dynamically changing digital enterprise network is a daunting task for IT and Security Operations Teams. The proliferation of IoT and mobile devices, the convergence of IT and OT, and adoption of cloud-based networking and services is making detection and response to threats increasingly difficult, if not impossible with today’s tools. When the network around you is constantly adapting to shifting demands, how do you effectively track... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Reinhart  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Happy New Year! And for those of you heading to Las Vegas, welcome to Accelerate 2017! Every year Fortinet brings together thought leaders, technical experts, and IT professionals to share and learn the latest in network security technology. We’re looking forward to welcoming over 1500 partners, users, Fortinet experts, and executives to the Accelerate conference. And for the first time, Fortinet end users have been invited to participate in this annual event. Accelerate always provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on technical... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Mc Gee  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Fortinet’s John Maddison offers some perspective following our Security Fabric and Fabric Ready announcements earlier this year. Can you talk about why “open” is such a critical element of our GTM selling strategy? An “open” strategy demonstrates the maturity of a vendor in their evolution towards developing a complete ecosystem of partnerships. This... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Nov 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall, Security Q & A
New variants of android banking malware target even more German banks, popular social media apps, and more Summary In my previous blog I provided a detailed analysis of a new android banking malware that spoofed the mobile applications of several large German banks to trick users into revealing their banking credentials. This week I found several new variants of this growing malware, and in this update I am sharing these new findings. Install the malware One of these variants masquerades as another German mobile banking app. Once installed,... [Read More]
by RSS Kai Lu  |  Nov 18, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
Summary We recently found an Android banking malware masquerading as an email app that targets several large German banks. This banking malware is designed to steal login credentials from 15 different mobile banking apps for German banks. It also has the ability to resist anti-virus mobile apps, as well as hinder 30 different anti-virus programs and prevent them from launching. Install the malware The malware masquerades as an email app. Once installed, its icon appears in the launcher, as shown below. Figure 1. Malware App Icon   Figure... [Read More]
by RSS Kai Lu  |  Nov 18, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
Fortinet recently sat down with Fabric-Ready Partner Ziften to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing, and how Ziften’s approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. Tell us a bit about Ziften’s business and the types of customers that you serve. Ziften provides client-to-cloud visibility and security, offering unprecedented access to user behavior, system, application, and network data originating from client devices, data centers, and the cloud.... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Nov 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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