next-generation firewall


Fortinet’s FortiGate solution has just shifted into the leader’s quadrant in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report. This report acknowledges the ‘completeness’ of our Security Fabric vision, along with our ability to execute, as factors for our advanced placement. We believe the Magic Quadrant results provide a great opportunity to highlight key innovations that are driving our vision for the future of enterprise firewalls. FortiGate is the most patented security solution in the world.... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
FortiGate 7060E – Delivering Layer 7 Security without Performance Compromises In today’s cloud scale data centers, security is front and center. The changing threat landscape, more and increasingly diverse threats, and much larger attack surfaces have made security top of mind for CIOs and IT teams worldwide. Networks are undergoing a radical transformation. With over 35B IoT devices attaching to networks, and a global cloud revolution fueled by a hyper-connected digital economy and driven by data, by 2020 almost all traffic entering... [Read More]
by RSS Rajoo Nagar  |  Apr 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Networks are evolving rapidly. The proliferation of devices, users, applications, and services has made the network edge more porous, while at the same time expanding the attack surface. And these remote devices and applications are now commonly accessing data center resources in a way unimaginable just a few years ago. Add IoT and Cloud to a highly mobile and distributed network, and you have created the perfect storm for disaster. Security has evolved organically as well. But not in a way that complements the evolution of the network. Instead,... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 02, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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
Hackers have been using evasion techniques for years to get malicious payloads past firewalls. Make sure your firewall is set up out of the box to detect these attacks. So-called evasion techniques have been part of the hacker’s toolkit for years. Evasion techniques attempt to confuse, overwhelm, or blind firewalls with unexpected data, letting the bad guys (or bots) circumvent intrusion detection algorithms and launch attacks or sneak malicious payloads past the firewall. Next gen firewalls (NGFWs) are generally designed to, among other things,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 09, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
At Fortinet we work hard every single day to build solutions that deliver world-class security with unparalleled value. Our teams of engineers, developers and specialists located across the globe work tirelessly to improve our current products and bring new technologies to market. The world of network security is one that continues to expand and grow at a break neck pace. More and more people are becoming aware of the importance of security with what seems to be a never ending torrent of news about massive credit card thefts, breaches, and security... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Sep 29, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
If you're a small to mid-size Enterprise, you have seen the headlines about increasingly advanced, and targeted, attacks but you may not be sure how to protect your network and data. Or you might be thinking you're too small to attract targeted attacks. Or even if you may be a target you think you can't afford to deploy Next Generation Firewalls. Today, Fortinet announced the availability of the new FortiGate-300D and 500D. These new models extend our top-rated NGFW line, setting a new level in affordability and threat protection with 5x Next Generation... [Read More]
by RSS Tamir Hardof  |  Jul 09, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Let's face it, there is a lot of confusion about Next Generation Firewalls and how they differentiate themselves from Unified Threat Management (UTM) devices, secure Web, and email security gateways. The myriad terms used to describe them are often used interchangeably -- and all too often incorrectly. So what exactly is a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)? Gartner defines a NGFW as an "in-line security control that implements network security policy between networks of different trust levels in real time." If nothing else, a NGFW provides a... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Aug 21, 2013  |  Filed in:
In the following video, IT-Harvest's Richard Stiennon interviews John Maddison, Fortinet's vice president of marketing on how Fortinet views itself in the security market. Topics covered include network security performance, the depth and breadth of the company's product line and the company's technology innovation. [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It’s a fact: Today’s threats have made the threats of yesterday a vision in the rear-view mirror, along with the security counterparts developed to tackle them. It’s also quite known that the legacy firewall is easily circumvented by modern threats. For example, botnets frequently communicate over common ports like HTTP to do their dirty work – sending stolen information and receiving tasks to carry out. Thus, one could deduce that TCP port 80 is a security threat and, on the strongest countermeasure, should be blocked. However, in today's... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Apr 12, 2011  |  Filed in: Security Research