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Today we announced the addition of eight industry-leading information technology providers to our Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program. These new partners further extend the Fortinet Security Fabric across traditional, cloud, virtual, and software-defined environments, while simplifying multi-vendor security deployments for enterprises. [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Mar 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
IoT security challenges include weak authentication and authorization protocols, insecure software, firmware with hard-coded backdoors, poorly designed connectivity and communications, and little to no configurability. Many devices were developed around chunks of commonly available and largely untested code, compounding security vulnerabilities across thousands of devices sold through dozens of manufacturers. And to make matters worse, IoT devices are often “headless,” with limited power and processing capabilities. This not only means they can [Read More]
by RSS Jonathan Nguyen-Duy  |  Mar 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The key to success in the emerging world of white box hardware, SDN, NFV, NFV Orchestrators (NFVO), and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) is interoperability.  The promise of a new kind of network - easy to provision, flexible, easy to automate, and most critically, a source of new value-added functions is dependent on a whole range of disparate elements working together. This is no easy task, and it’s made no easier by the fact that there are still no widely adopted standards for interoperability. However, that did not stop the New IP Agency... [Read More]
by RSS Abel Aberra  |  May 24, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
It’s the week before Labor Day, and for most of folks in the U.S. that means the end of summer is approaching. But for many of us involved with the data center, it means another exciting virtualization confab is underway in San Francisco with VMworld 2014 at Moscone Center. Of course VMware has long been about more than just server virtualization – over the years, we’ve seen broader focus around VDI and end-user computing, private and hybrid cloud, and more recently network virtualization with NSX. VMware’s broader message on the latter... [Read More]
by RSS Warren Wu  |  Aug 25, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Software defined networking: By now most are in the process of becoming familiar with its myriad benefits. At first blush, it appears to be yet another technology trend and faddish buzz-word that has captured the attention of the media and IT industry alike. But behind all of the hype is a fundamentally new technology that holds a strong potential to transform the IT industry. Here's why: Prior to SDN, networking entailed a labor-intensive manual process requiring a lot of coordination and installation of physical hardware managed through a command... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Sep 12, 2013  |  Filed in: Security 101