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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 & News
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 & News
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 & News
[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 & News
When it comes time to sign that purchase order for a security solution, how do you cut through the glossy marketing and make informed choices? Marketing is something of a necessary evil for most companies. You can sell the best widgets in the world, but if nobody knows about your widgets, sales will go to the widget-maker down the road with a rockstar marketing team. Marketing is there to clean up the mess when a story breaks about safety issues with low-quality widgets or to make sure that potential customers know about the latest whizbang feature... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Mar 02, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Anonymous browsing with Tor presents serious challenges for IT as well as possible opportunities for organizations that need it. One of my best friends growing up was named Tor. He was Norwegian through and through and looked like he could wield a giant hammer (for those of you without any Scandinavian stock in you, Tor is the traditional Anglicized spelling of Thor). This blog isn’t about him. Just a good story. Anyway, what we’re talking about here is the Tor Browser and the related Tor protocol that enables anonymous web browsing... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Jan 21, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
It’s time we kicked up our awareness of security issues 3 or 4 notches. This won’t be the first time you hear this statement in an end-of-year retrospective sort of blog: 2014 was a rough year for cybersecurity. 2014 was the year that cybersecurity really hit the mainstream consciousness and for good reason. The list of big brands that got hit hard by hackers this year goes on and on. Ok, enough retrospection. It’s time for a scene from The Matrix: Classic, right? Despite all of the headline-grabbing hacks this year, very few of us know,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 31, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
IDC is reporting again that Fortinet has the top market share in security appliances - This is great news for Fortinet researchers and customers alike. Here at Fortinet, we’ve been talking a lot about handoffs recently. Handoffs of data between modules in next gen firewalls, handoffs from advanced threat protection/detection tools like sandboxes to traditional firewalls, handoffs of threat intelligence between applications; you get the idea. When the parts of a security ecosystem can communicate intelligently, it’s no surprise that threats... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Dec 29, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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 & News
If our kids spent as much time studying as they do bypassing firewalls, we’d be cranking out Rhodes Scholars left and right. I spent several years as one of those all-too-typical public school tech guys. I taught math and science most of the time and had an extra period off during the day to handle every bit of technology in the school. Desktops, laptops, servers, network infrastructure, databases, you name it. Sometimes I had an intern (one semester I had two!). I’m not complaining - this is the reality for many public schools that, like countless... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 03, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News