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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
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
Security vendors have been touting the advantages of next-generation firewalls (NGFW) that provide application inspection for several years now. As application traffic became more prevalent, criminals found that hiding malware inside application traffic was an excellent way to bypass traditional security. They still do. But now, application traffic is ubiquitous. The number of devices on our networks is growing exponentially, along with the volume of application and transactional traffic. While much of it is still passing through the traditional... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jun 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Recently, I had the pleasure of leading a FortiGate-5000 series chassis deployment. While I’ve worked on the 5000 series before, this was my first “soup to nuts” deployment of our 4th generation chassis. The 5000 series is not merely a very large appliance. It is a vessel for FortiGate and FortiController blades. The firewall is actually a cluster of FG-5001D worker blades that rely on the 5144C chassis for power and connectivity. With two NP6 ASICS, each FG-5001D has similar throughput characteristics to the FG-1500D appliance. However, apart... [Read More]
by RSS Glen Kemp  |  Jun 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Security vendors have been touting the advantages of next-generation firewalls (NGFW) that provide application inspection for several years now. As application traffic became more prevalent, criminals found that hiding malware inside application traffic was an excellent way to bypass traditional security.  They still do. But now, application traffic is ubiquitous. The number of devices on our networks is growing exponentially, along with the volume of application and transactional traffic. While much of it is still passing through the traditional... [Read More]
by RSS Mark Byers  |  Jun 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Scott Berger has his pulse on the IT security industry, and he talked with us at HIMSS 2016 to share some insights on the value of Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewall into a VMware NSX Environment, the rise of internal segmentation firewalls and the need to implement these solutions without compromising clinician workflow. “Fortinet offers one of the most complete security ecosystems in both the physical and the virtual space of the software-defined datacenter,” he says. While many people still view security as more or less... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 13, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Market analysts estimate that by 2020 each person will own 26 IP-enabled devices, and over 50 billion IoT devices will come online. Each of these will need to transmit and receive data, run applications, perform transactions, and access services. At the same time, the line between our private and our public lives, including our work lives, will continue to blur. Because the network is the nexus point for this convergence, network borders are becoming increasingly porous, data it needs to process is growing exponentially, and the corporate network... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 11, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In today’s world of fast-paced digital business, mid-sized businesses and enterprises face continually complex security requirements and ever-evolving threats and attacks. The pressures on IT and security staff continues to mount, meaning there is an immediate need for simple to use, cost-effective security solutions that are also easy to manage, intelligent and seamlessly adaptable for today's and tomorrow’s threats.   Fortinet is excited to announce a new partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security: an integrated... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Mar 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This week Fortinet released its latest Threat Landscape Report - a collection of threats, attacks, and data collected from live production environments of all sizes and types. As part of our Cyber Threat Assessment Program (CTAP), enterprises and organizations were given the opportunity to place one of Fortinet’s high-performance FortiGate NGFW appliances inside their networks to see just how many threats and attacks attempt to (or successfully) gain purchase inside their infrastructure. Some key findings in the report include: unexpected... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Feb 25, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
[Editor’s Note: While this post is primarily concerned with Fortinet firewalls, particularly the FortiGate 3700D, it also serves as useful background for anyone considering different deployment scenarios for data center firewalls.] Nestling somewhere near the top of the Fortinet product portfolio is the FortiGate 3700D. Whilst it is generally pitched as a data centre firewall, it is a good deal more flexible than your average big dumb packet pusher. It may be deployed in ultra-low latency, very high capacity, and dedicated Unified Threat... [Read More]
by RSS Glen Kemp  |  May 26, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends