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Congratulations, you built a company worth breaking into! Seriously – there are, right now, Criminal Enterprises that are executing deliberate and methodical plans of attack in order to breach your company and strip it of its most valuable assets. Cybercrime is a multi-billion dollar business, and cybercriminals capitalize on finding new ways to exploit increasingly complex network environments like yours. To stay ahead of detection technologies, cybercriminals are continually developing new techniques and resources to bypass security and... [Read More]
by RSS Steven Yurkunas  |  Apr 25, 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
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
Networks are evolving rapidly. The transformation to a digital business model has extended the network beyond the perimeter, which means that today’s networks and their related security are becoming borderless. IoT and cloud solutions require organizations to worry about an attack surface that may not even be visible to IT. Worse, many IoT devices are headless, run simple communications protocols, and are unable to run a client or even be patched. Instead, they rely exclusively on the access layer for security. In addition, critical and... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee and John Maddison  |  Sep 26, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Securing networks has been a serious challenge ever since DEC salesman Gary Thuerk sent the first spam message to 400 unsuspecting users of the ARPANET back in 1978. Sure, security devices have become more sophisticated over time, and their evolution is a fascinating subject. But they all tend to suffer from a common problem: because they are a siloed technology, they can only solve the problem sitting right in front of them. This is one of the reasons why, in spite of the millions being spent on security by today’s organizations, the incidents... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Sep 26, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
I’m excited to be at Protect 2016, HPE’s largest security event of the year! Over 2,000 security professionals at the event will explore an integrated approach to security and risk management, and learn how to make effective security simple. At Fortinet, we hold similar values. The modern response to increasingly challenging security issues happening in increasingly complex networked environments needs to be simplicity. As networks become more complicated, many organizations tend to keep adding new security devices to an already overburdened... [Read More]
by RSS Neil Prasad  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
One of the biggest security challenges organizations face is being able to see enough of the network to identify today’s most advanced, multi-vector threats. Ideally, you need to be able to see across the distributed network, including cloud deployments and devices from multiple network and security vendors, correlate detected local activity with global threat intelligence and expected behaviors, and coordinate a response across the entire portfolio of installed security solutions. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 07, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Imagine configuring and securing a network blindfolded. Safe to say, that's just shy of a completely impossible task. But when IT administrators don't have a comprehensive view of the network, they are essentially doing just that. That lack of visibility, or those "dark spots" in the network, can create a subterfuge for security threats to gain entry and fly under the radar. In short, the old adage, "You can't secure what you can't see," still applies. Those critical visibility issues are what Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Mar 27, 2014  |  Filed in: Security 101
(This is a continuation from last week, in which we discussed the distinction between big data and security and how they intersect. ) Most know that the there is often a big disparity between theory and reality. And nowhere is that more evident than when big data and security solutions conflict. In fact, big data concepts often translate to challenges when given practical applications. Let’s look at a few examples provided by Ryan Potter, Fortinet director of security strategy. The Challenges of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Starting... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Dec 11, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News