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The financial services industry was a primary target for cybercriminals in 2016, and due to the value of its data, it will remain in the crosshairs as we embark on 2017. As a result, financial services CIOs will be faced with security decisions and challenges that will likely keep them up at night. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of challenges CIOs will face in the coming year, we’ve outlined several challenges we believe nearly all financial services organizations will have to face in 2017. Let’s take a closer look. 1.... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Mar 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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
RSA 2017 is a wrap. The final sessions are being recorded, the coat check area is filled with luggage, and the smell of propane is filling the show floors as forklifts begin to deliver packing crates to this year’s crop of security vendors. As expected, the hottest security topics and offerings were related to IoT and the cloud. Threat intelligence and SOCs were also top of mind as companies try to get a handle on the deluge of data and devices flooding their networks. In spite of the veneer of innovation, however, for far too many vendors... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Feb 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
For many of us in the Security Industry, the possibility of using Internet of Things (IoT) devices as a launchpad for an attack has been mostly theoretical. However, information obtained after the massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the services offered by DYN.com appears to show that the threat is real and immediate. The definition of IoT is often a little vague. Generally speaking, I consider any device with an IP address associated with it to be some sort of an IoT device, though not all of them are problems. The ones... [Read More]
by RSS Ken McAlpine  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In meeting with large financial institutions, the single biggest thing we keep hearing about is the need to simplify and consolidate their security infrastructure. As Financial Services has evolved from person-to-person transactions to a fully digital business model, the industry’s networks have evolved as well, become increasingly complex and more difficult to defend. During this evolution, as new threats have emerged, financial organizations have gone out and purchased a host of different security products, often from different vendors,... [Read More]
by RSS Bart Richards  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
If anyone was unsure of Fortinet’s vision for the future of the digital world, or the impact they plan to have on the cybersecurity industry, the first day of Accelerate 2017 left no doubt in anyone’s mind. Network Security Evolution– Ken Xie, Fortinet Founder and CEO The morning kicked off with the primary Keynote from Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet. He started by walking everyone through the transformation of the Internet and networking over the past 40 years, and drove home a couple of critical points: 1. The... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Monitoring, managing, and protecting the formless scope and scale of today’s highly distributed and dynamically changing digital enterprise network is a daunting task for IT and Security Operations Teams. The proliferation of IoT and mobile devices, the convergence of IT and OT, and adoption of cloud-based networking and services is making detection and response to threats increasingly difficult, if not impossible with today’s tools. When the network around you is constantly adapting to shifting demands, how do you effectively track... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Reinhart  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
People, things, and ideas, connected together by IoT and the cloud, are driving the new digital economy. This new hyperconnected world is not only changing how companies do business, but also how people work, live, and learn. It is changing the world at an unprecedented rate. What does this hyperconnected world look like? It is estimated that by 2020 we will have deployed over 50 billion networked devices and over 20 billion connected IoT endpoints. That is about 4.3 connected devices for every person on the planet. And each of these devices... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The financial potential of the new digital economy is driving the rapid evolution of today’s networks. For decades, the substructure of the network remained relatively unchanged: data traffic was routed from point A to point B over a predictable array of devices, cables, and ports using well established protocols and commands. Over the past couple of years, however, things have begun to change dramatically. Virtualization, Software Defined Networks (SDN), and the cloud have fundamentally changed where data is stored and how it is accessed.... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Joe Sykora, Fortinet Vice President of Americas Channels and Sales Operations, gives his perspective on how an integrated security architecture like Fortinet’s Security Fabric creates new opportunities for solution providers. Why is the idea of a security fabric so important to network security in this current environment? These days, companies have to deal with a growing list of issues that put tremendous strain on their security capabilities, including the Internet of Things, virtualization, SDN, a growing portfolio of interactive... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Dec 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Q & A