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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: Business and Technology
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: Business and Technology
If we want to get ahead of cybercrime, we must share information. A collection of companies working together to collect and share intelligence will always have better visibility into the threat landscape than one organization on its own. Seeing new threats as soon as they emerge increases our ability to respond and protect valuable resources. There is a lot of raw data for organizations to use, from both global sources and within their own networks. Unfortunately, most security infrastructures were not designed to effectively consume, correlate,... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Feb 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Editor’s note: We have been running a regular series highlighting Fortinet’s technology innovations, called Innovation Insights. Today’s blog begins a new set within our Innovation series highlighting Fortinet’s leadership team. Ken Xie is the founder and CEO of Fortinet. He is a network security visionary and an established and successful business leader, having founded several companies in his career. Ken has steered Fortinet from its founding sixteen years ago, and successful IPO in 2009, to become a billion dollar... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Aug 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
If you’re in the US, look for the new NASDAQ / Fortinet TV commercial spotlighting Ken Xie, CEO and founder, of Fortinet. It is part of NASDAQ’s 2010/2011 “Dream It. Do It” campaign that highlights a handful of visionary leaders and their companies. The campaign will run on Fox network programs and the MSG Network during these dates: • National media: Sept - Nov 2010 • NY Metro media: October 2010 - April 2011 If you can't wait to see it on your television, check out the video below: [Read More]
by RSS Patrick Bedwell  |  Sep 09, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research