security fabric


Because they have traditionally had clear borders and full control of their respective areas, OT and IT people tend to be nearly as territorial as the raccoons. But as the line between IT and OT continues to blur, issues arise that sometimes render these teams unable to work together to implement a common solution, such as security measures, segmentation and monitoring. [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The need for real-time access to critical data is driving today’s digital transformation. The volume of data being generated, the proliferation of data mining applications, and consumer expectations about access to information are all increasing the value of data and making effective data management and orchestration increasingly critical. Which makes securing that data more important than ever. Which is why Fortinet is a Signature Sponsor at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld 2017 conference, being held October 1-5 at the Moscone... [Read More]
by RSS Traci Anderson  |  Sep 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
When the first firewalls were developed and deployed, their primary role was to act as sentinels monitoring traffic moving into, and sometimes out of the network. These devices would look at packets, network addresses, and ports to determine if data should be allowed through or blocked. A good analogy is airline travel. In the first few iterations of the firewall, data was simply checked to see if it had a ticket, and if its credentials were in order it were allowed to board the plane. Then application traffic took off, and first generation firewalls... [Read More]
by RSS Nirav Shah  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The financial services sector is one industry benefiting from cloud adoption, not only from the increased services they can provide consumers, but also through cloud-enabled solutions. Bank employees require access to SaaS solutions and CRMs enabled by the public cloud that simplify daily tasks, such as Fiserv and Salesforce. These solutions use cloud computing and storage to optimize operations, putting adopters at a distinct advantage in several key areas. [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Microsoft Ignite conference, being held September 25-29, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This year’s event is completely sold out, with over 23,000 attendees from around the world expected to participate. This year’s Fortinet booth (#1907) is situated directly adjacent to the main Central Square showcase that will be featuring many of Microsoft’s latest technologies. At this year’s Ignite event we are featuring several demo... [Read More]
by RSS Mike Morgan  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
We have seen from the previous two posts on cybersecurity and AI the importance of using advanced technology to stay ahead of cybercriminals. But far too often, a threat transcends the capacity of one particular box, especially when it has been deployed in a discrete place in the network and has been functionally isolated from the rest of the network and other security devices. This is where Fortinet’s innovations around collaboration are paramount. Regardless of the physical location of a doiscovered security event, FortiGuard Labs teams... [Read More]
by RSS Jack Chan  |  Sep 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Threat intelligence is a necessary part of threat detection, yet is often ignored. Learn why financial institutions must focus on building their architecture for automated threat intelligence. [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In our last post we talked about some of the AI tools (AEE, AutoCPRL, etc.) that Fortinet has developed, and how the specialist teams at FortiGuard Labs around the world collaborate to detect, mitigate, and prevent threats of all shapes and sizes. But all of that happens in the background. How do these innovations and techniques translate into actionable tactics and strategies that decision-makers and CISOs can employ toda, to protect their IP, data, and networks from an increasing number of bad actors and adversaries? The key to cyber security... [Read More]
by RSS Jack Chan  |  Sep 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The financial services sector is expected to continue to deliver new, customer-driven and business-critical capabilities as they continue their transition to a digital business model. For example, customers have come to expect to be able to access and make changes to their financial information online and through mobile web applications. Additionally, consumers now expect more customized services from banks and financial services firms, which means these financial institutions must collect and process data about their users to offer tailored products... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
There are countless examples of companies and industries that failed to adapt to technological disruptions at their outset, and as a result have become obsolete. When was the last time you left your home to rent a movie? Fifteen years ago, Blockbuster was a movie rental giant. However, they did not adapt well to the demands of the digital age. Companies like Netflix created online portals and shipped movies to customers, and then moved to online streaming. By the time Blockbuster got on board with this digital shift, it was too late. Today, the... [Read More]
by RSS Joseph Sykora  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology