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Fortinet is proud to announce today the results from International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker. The 2016Q4 and historical report data reinforces Fortinet’s continued leadership within the security industry by once again shipping the most security appliances, which also further strengthens our industry-leading global network of threat intelligence sensors. [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) ‘Essential 8’ strategies to mitigate cyber security incidents represent a set of cyber security best practices that, when implemented successfully, will provide your agency with a baseline cyber security posture. The Essential 8 expand upon the ‘Top 4’ mitigation strategies, part of the government’s Protective Security Policy Framework, which have been mandatory for federal agencies since 2014. ASD has stated that implementing the Top 4 mitigation strategies will... [Read More]
by RSS Katrina Fox  |  Mar 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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: Business and Technology
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: Business and Technology
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: Business and Technology
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: Business and Technology
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: Business and Technology
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: Business and Technology, 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