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The T2 2017 conference took place on October 26 and 27, 2017 at the Radisson Blu seaside hotel in Helsinki, Finland. As in every edition, a CTF (Capture The Flag) competition is organized prior the conference, with the winner receiving a free ticket. This year, a private bug bounty was held by LähiTapiola, a well-known insurance company in Finland, under the supervision of T2 organizers through the HackerOne platform. As there were zero submissions, it was decided to reward Harri Kuosmanen, who was the LähiTapiola HackDay CTF winner. The... [Read More]
by RSS Francois Ropert    |  Nov 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Fortinet is a Premier Sponsor of The Summit, the inaugural AT&T Business event that is bringing together 2500 thought leaders, influencers, and customers for three days to be inspired and informed about the future of technology and how it impacts the world. This premiere event is being held from October 30-November 2, 2017 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas, Texas. [Read More]
by RSS Jennifer McDonald  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
When one of the world’s largest food services companies needed a better way to connect its vast distributed network of operations, it turned to Microsoft Azure and Fortinet to "move the entire organization to Azure on a single weekend morning: no issues, no downtime, no fuss!” The company is a top 5 global food services company that provides food and beverage services for schools, hospitals, and major public venues in dozens of countries. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
In an effort to meet consumer demands and business needs, moving business-critical infrastructure and operations over to cloud environments is becoming less of an option and more of a requirement. Recently, we wrote about the digital transformation that will, sooner rather than later, be adopted by our channel partner’s clients. This transformation will be focused on enabling business operations and consumers with such things as big data analytics, IoT devices, and new technology that is faster and more agile than ever. The ability to offer... [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
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