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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
In case you missed it, the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management is out. Obviously, this is something that we at Fortinet are very proud of and because of its significance; however it is worth calling out a few points relating to this report. Qualification – For starters, I think it’s worth calling out that every vendor listed in a Magic Quadrant deserves recognition and reward. It is no easy task, nor is it a trivial manner just to qualify for an MQ, and for this reason, placement in ANY quadrant position – Leader,... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  Aug 11, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It is that time of year again when Fortinet's FortiGuard labs reveals their top threat predictions for the coming year. Below you will find a visual outline of our threat predictions. For the full report please see our Top 10 Threat Predictions for 2014 [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Dec 03, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In case you haven’t seen it, there’s an interesting research note authored by Greg Young of Gartner that posits “one brand of firewall is a best practice for most enterprises.” And, in particular we have to agree. Why? Let’s go back to 1999 and see. Taking a quote from Bruce Schneier’s, _A Plea for Simplicity, “the worst enemy of security is complexity.” Thirteen years later, Gartner also seems to agree; saying basically that having different firewall platforms increases configuration and management problems. In Greg’s report,... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  Mar 01, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends