unified threat management


Security today relies on total visibility across the distributed network, as well deep insight into threats gathered and correlated from across the globe. But visibility isn’t enough. It needs to be combined with an integrated security architecture, such as the Fortinet Security Fabric, that can actively convert that visibility into actionable intelligence. The Global Security Fabric Over the past few months we have written a lot about Fortinet’s new Security Fabric framework that, for the first time, can correlate intelligence... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Sep 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Just about everyone has a firewall of some sort. But does it really need to be “next gen”? Gartner and other industry analysts have made a lot of the “Next Generation Firewall” market, or NGFW for short. It isn’t just hype, though. Threats faced by organizations of all sizes as we head into 2015 are so sophisticated, varied, and, most importantly, dangerous, that traditional firewalls are simply inadequate to protect users and networked resources. The next gen firewall addresses both emerging threats and more common attacks without bogging... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 12, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In case you missed it, the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management is out. Obviously, this is something that we at Fortinet are very proud of and because of its significance; however it is worth calling out a few points relating to this report. Qualification – For starters, I think it’s worth calling out that every vendor listed in a Magic Quadrant deserves recognition and reward. It is no easy task, nor is it a trivial manner just to qualify for an MQ, and for this reason, placement in ANY quadrant position – Leader,... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  Aug 11, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Once upon a time, Unified Threat Management (UTM) devices were perceived as a simple and relatively basic security tool created to pacify fundamental requirements for mid-sized enterprises and SMBs. And while that more or less remains true, UTMs have also undeniably evolved to meet the growing demands of an increasingly diverse and nuanced market. No doubt Unified Threat Management, or UTM, devices still have a strong and viable presence in the SMB. That said, it should come as little surprise that the same characteristics that generate higher... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Aug 07, 2013  |  Filed in:
In the following video, IT-Harvest's Richard Stiennon interviews John Maddison, Fortinet's vice president of marketing on how Fortinet views itself in the security market. Topics covered include network security performance, the depth and breadth of the company's product line and the company's technology innovation. [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Safe enough to say, the recently introduced Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, also known as CISPA--now making its way through the U.S. Senate--has generated enough controversy to place itself squarely into the proverbial hornet’s nest over the last several months regarding its consumer information sharing policies. If enacted, CISPA, which passed in the House of Representative with a sizeable majority, aims to accelerate the free flow of confidential information shared between the U.S. government, technology companies and... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  May 25, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends