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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
  With the breadth of sensitive data and highly regulated workloads that government and state and local education (SLED) institutions manage comes the critical need for a cybersecurity strategy that can adapt and scale with the data, from IoT to the cloud, while adhering to regulations and compliance requirements. To meet these evolving public sector security needs, Fortinet today announced an expansion of its  relationship with AWS through its membership in the AWS Public Sector... [Read More]
by RSS Chad Whalen  |  Nov 29, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet’s John Maddison offers some perspective following our Security Fabric and Fabric Ready announcements earlier this year. Can you talk about why “open” is such a critical element of our GTM selling strategy? An “open” strategy demonstrates the maturity of a vendor in their evolution towards developing a complete ecosystem of partnerships. This... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Nov 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Smart cities are being planned the world over. Technology development always goes through two phases for any new discipline: first – tools are developed, and infrastructure is built and enabled. And second – the technology is scaled up. In the case of smart cities, we are in the first phase, where many of the kinks and challenges are still being ironed out. Here are some examples of services a smart city might provide: Coordinated energy control of air conditioners at homes during hot summer days to manage and preserve city... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Nov 24, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends