mssp


Given the very public explosion of ransomware, and an ever-growing list of other cyber threats, IT services providers are increasingly looking for ways to meet the insatiable demand for cybersecurity. In this article we will look at some of the trends and challenges facing the MSSP community. How has the cost and shortage of security talent empowered the MSS domain? There are two forces driving the growth of MSS - complexity and cost. The complexity of threats and regulations continues to grow, with no change in sight. On the cost side, there... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 25, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Digital Transformation is Happening Now Digital Transformation is a subject on the minds of CEOs everywhere as they seek to improve business results and align more closely with the needs and the expectations of their customers. And why not? Businesses large and small are adopting digital practices that a recent McKinsey study shows delivers, on average, five times more revenue and eight times more profitability than peer companies. The appeal of improved revenues, greater profitability, and higher levels of customer engagement underpins a shift... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Orgias  |  May 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Congratulations, you built a company worth breaking into! Seriously – there are, right now, Criminal Enterprises that are executing deliberate and methodical plans of attack in order to breach your company and strip it of its most valuable assets. Cybercrime is a multi-billion dollar business, and cybercriminals capitalize on finding new ways to exploit increasingly complex network environments like yours. To stay ahead of detection technologies, cybercriminals are continually developing new techniques and resources to bypass security and... [Read More]
by RSS Steven Yurkunas  |  Apr 25, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Fortinet covers critical aspects of an MSSP’s business model like no other security manufacturer—offering the best in multi- tenancy, the most hardware flexibility, the highest performance through hardware acceleration, and the lowest total cost of ownership of any security vendor. [Read More]
by RSS Stephan Tallent  |  Mar 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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