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I’m excited to be at Protect 2016, HPE’s largest security event of the year! Over 2,000 security professionals at the event will explore an integrated approach to security and risk management, and learn how to make effective security simple. At Fortinet, we hold similar values. The modern response to increasingly challenging security issues happening in increasingly complex networked environments needs to be simplicity. As networks become more complicated, many organizations tend to keep adding new security devices to an already overburdened... [Read More]
by RSS Neil Prasad  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The security skills shortage continues to shape the future of security and is a significant concern for business leaders. Fortinet’s Stephan Tallent shares some perspective about how this is a top concern, but also specifically for some emerging areas of the world. It is no secret that a talent skills shortage in security is shaping the future of both cybersecurity and networks themselves. Why is this issue so top of mind and critical right now? There is significant pressure on organizations to expand their networks in order to reach... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Sep 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Can mobile carriers afford to put the loyalty of 47 percent of their customers at risk in the wake of a security breach? These are the stakes, according to a Nokia survey of more than 20,000 global customers. Carrier networks are at the forefront of today’s service revolution. With the expansion of cloud-based services and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), carrier service offerings and network traffic are expected to grow exponentially into the future. In addition to the influx of connected devices thanks to IoT, carriers are... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Orgias  |  Sep 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Small and large businesses alike are struggling to meet their need for better, faster, more cost-effective cybersecurity. With the unemployment rate for security professionals extremely low (less than 1 percent in some cities), a company’s prospect of finding – and then keeping – security talent is daunting. At the same time, the threat landscape is becoming unmanageable. According to a January 2016 Ponemon Institute© research report1, improved hacking tools have made it easier, faster, and less expensive for hackers to execute... [Read More]
by RSS Stephan Tallent  |  Jul 06, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Managing network connections to hybrid cloud environments is a complex task- notwithstanding the sea of confusion over the hybrid cloud’s true definition. Paramount to the problem is securely optimizing transport and managing compute resources in geographically dispersed locations to ensure optimal application delivery and performance. While the industry debates the definition of "hybrid cloud,” IT organizations live in a world of “grey space” between dedicated, private architectures and “cloud” promises. ... [Read More]
by RSS John Ayers  |  Jun 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Internet use is ubiquitous in the age of IoT. The role of and access to the Internet in our lives is top of mind. Tyson Macaulay shares some thoughts given the recent government ruling around net neutrality. Q: The government’s recent ruling on net neutrality affirms that broadband Internet should be treated as a utility, not a luxury. What does this mean for the regulations that will be put on web users and access to online content? The intent is that large media players and service providers cannot buy a competitive advantage from... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jun 23, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Some say the biggest threat to security today is the talent gap. Although that may not be necessarily true, talent remains a concern for organizations of all sizes around the globe. Fortinet’s Stephan Tallent shares some perspective:An interview with Stephan TallentCan you give us a glimpse into how the security talent shortage is affecting and influencing the future of cybersecurity industry? Finding the right talent is an issue in every industry, so why is it especially critical in cybersecurity? The bad guys are capitalizing on greater resources,... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jun 16, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
We all know about the challenges of having far too many security vendors deployed across our networks. In Fortinet’s most recent research, surveying over 1,000 CSOs across ten countries about their top concerns, 59% of respondents stated that the greatest challenge to achieving automated and consistent security policies across their networks was due to the numerous firewall solutions deployed within their network infrastructures.Security managers monitor an average of 14 security consoles, and still often have to hand-correlate events and threat... [Read More]
by RSS Daniel Cole  |  Jun 13, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
For carriers today, it seems there are always fresh opportunities to deliver new and possibly lucrative network services for businesses and consumers. The growth of IoT alone holds tremendous potential for business opportunities. However, this is also a time of risk for carriers, as they face increasingly sophisticated security threats. Fortinet's Richard Orgias offers some perspectives on the current state of the industry.    1) What are the biggest security threats carriers and service providers are facing right now?  The... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
NTT Com Security, the global information security and risk management company and Fortinet, a leader in high performance cyber security solutions, have entered into a formal partnership to provide expert security advice and world-class security solutions to organizations worldwide. The partnership includes incorporating the broad range of Fortinet security solutions into NTT Com Security solutions to help protect customers across the globe, irrespective of size or sector. The new global security partnership is another step in the long-term business... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Jul 13, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News