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One of the biggest security challenges organizations face is sorting through solutions from literally hundreds of vendors in the IT market to find the one that is going to provide them with the best protection at a cost they can afford. Each of these vendors claims to solve critical security issues, and they use volumes of white papers and marketing campaigns to promote their solutions. Of course, proper security is essential. As networks continue to expand and become more complex, organizations are increasingly reliant on effective... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jul 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
NSS Labs 2016 NGIPS Group Testing Fortinet is highly committed to the public testing of its products and solutions because it helps us to continuously improve our products and provide the best technology to our customers. We participate in dozens of tests across a spectrum of labs and approaches.  In the most recent NSS Labs Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) group test, Fortinet received an almost perfect score with an overall rating of 99.6%. However, during testing an issue was identified that resulted in an evasion... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Oct 13, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Sandbox technology and the ongoing effort to defend and protect against cyber threats continues. Independent testing offers organizations valuable insight into what solutions are best for their use case. Below we discuss this maturing technology and the role of testing with Fortinet’s David Finger. I saw the announcement from NSS Labs about their recent Breach Detection Group Test results. What is the significance? Cyberattacks and breaches continue to be top of mind across organizations, and because of that, sandbox technology (or Breach... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Aug 02, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Adaptive and comprehensive protection against an evolving threat landscape can be a complex discussion. When you add in layers of marketing hype, footnoted claims, and qualified conditions, then it’s not surprising to hear that customers get confused when it comes to choosing security for their business. If what a customer sees after deployment doesn’t measure up to the promises, that creates understandable trust issues and frustration for someone who thought they were buying a proven and reputable solution. Changes to network... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Feb 29, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
NSS Labs released their second annual breach detection system (BDS) test results this week, highlighting a market that is growing at a CAGR of 32%, more than double that of next gen firewalls.  Gartner cites 20 vendors in this competitive space – 9 of them participated in the NSS Labs comparison, giving IT and security decision makers robust, objective data on which to base their purchases. Let’s take a step back, though, and clearly define breach detection systems. Many vendors simply refer to them as sandboxes, but NSS Labs... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Aug 06, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In the world of cyber security, not all vendors are the same. One way of knowing who stands out is through true third party testing, and among the best is NSS Labs. Fortinet's VP of Product Marketing and Digital Strategist Jonas Tichenor talk about some resent results that continue to put Fortinet ahead of the pack. [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 24, 2015  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
As our networks evolve and perimeter protection becomes just one of many necessary layers of security, organizations are turning to next generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS) to lock down networks from the edge to the core. The next generation firewall (NGFW) revolutionized network security by incorporating a variety of critical functions into a single, easy to manage appliance. For vendors who found the secret sauce of high-performance hardware, optimized software, and powerful threat intelligence mechanisms, NGFWs were a real leap... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Imagine it’s the late 19th century. Modern medicine is in its infancy. Folk cures, snake oil, and patent medicines are still being peddled to naive consumers and a nascent market for legitimate pharmaceuticals struggles to balance profit and genuine benefit for patients. A desperate public, struggling with diseases like tuberculosis and polio needed real medicine but settled for whatever miracle cure they could find (or what early marketers told them would work). Then, in 1906, Congress passed the Food and Drugs Act, giving new powers to... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Mar 16, 2015  |  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