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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: Industry Trends & News
As a product manager, the start of the year is a time to take a few breaths and reflect on the successes or failures of the past year and plan for future projects.  When we have invested so much effort into our products, we know their strengths, but spending so much time in such close proximity to a solution can also make one a bit blinkered. Which is why it is always important to get outside opinions on your progress as a sanity check. Of course, customer feedback is essential, and always very welcome, but it was particularly satisfying to... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Mar 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Technology integration in the financial services industry has opened opportunities that could only be dreamed of a few decades back. Around the turn of the millennium, we began seeing banks set up websites for internet-based banking, and about a decade later, mobile banking customers began tapping their smartphones to make payments at retail stores. Inside the walls of financial institutions themselves, employees are leveraging technology such as email and mobile devices to streamline processes and provide a better overall customer experience. Industry... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
IDC is reporting again that Fortinet has the top market share in security appliances - This is great news for Fortinet researchers and customers alike. Here at Fortinet, we’ve been talking a lot about handoffs recently. Handoffs of data between modules in next gen firewalls, handoffs from advanced threat protection/detection tools like sandboxes to traditional firewalls, handoffs of threat intelligence between applications; you get the idea. When the parts of a security ecosystem can communicate intelligently, it’s no surprise that threats... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Dec 29, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
John Grady is a Research Manager for Security Products and Service at IDC The datacenter is the heart of the enterprise due to its central role across nearly all business processes. In some ways, there's been a reversion back to more centralized IT architecture, leveraging virtualization and cloud technologies to better enable overall business agility. As organizations look to deploy private cloud technologies and further build out next-generation datacenter architectures, the demand for scalable security solutions with integrated management... [Read More]
by RSS John Grady  |  Dec 11, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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 & News
John Grady is a Research Manager with IDC's Security Products group. In this role, Mr. Grady conducts primary research on the Network Security market in order to develop accurate forecasts and insightful analysis for clients. His main areas of focus include Firewall, VPN, Intrusion Detection and Prevention and Unified Threat Management technologies. Additionally, Mr. Grady is responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, which provides clients with valuable geographic, product line and... [Read More]
by RSS John Grady  |  Nov 25, 2013  |  Filed in:
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A psychologist might tell you that the way a child plays in the sandbox is a reflection of how they will act in their adult life. The same is true for malicious software, though we aren't speaking about the same sandbox. There is a growing concern among security professionals about advanced persistent threats (APTs). The problem is not new, but it is of growing importance. Now, more than ever, highly targeted attacks (often specifically crafted to beat traditional defenses) pose a significant risk to enterprise level organizations. Despite advances... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  Nov 19, 2013  |  Filed in: Security 101
Recently, IDC released their latest forecast and vendor share report of the "Worldwide Web Security 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares." According to IDC, the worldwide Web security market reached $2 billion in 2012. It's worthwhile to note that this is a highly competitive field with a lot of vendor offerings in this space. And why? Because Web security plays an important role in any organizations' "defense in depth" posture. As IDC defines it, Web security includes such products as URL filtering, web antimalware, web application... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  Aug 08, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Just a few years ago, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to work trend was just starting to give IT administrators cause for concern. Flash forward to today: BYOD has not only reached a tipping point, but is accelerating at a dizzying pace. With this momentum comes elevated fears and a torrent of threats, proven by the latest BYOD and mobility figures from research firm IDC in its Mobile Security Survey 2013. None of these statistics should come as a surprise. Mobile malware is a top concern among the majority (68 percent) of IT-controlled organizations.... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News