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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 & News
Recently, I had the pleasure of leading a FortiGate-5000 series chassis deployment. While I’ve worked on the 5000 series before, this was my first “soup to nuts” deployment of our 4th generation chassis. The 5000 series is not merely a very large appliance. It is a vessel for FortiGate and FortiController blades. The firewall is actually a cluster of FG-5001D worker blades that rely on the 5144C chassis for power and connectivity. With two NP6 ASICS, each FG-5001D has similar throughput characteristics to the FG-1500D appliance. However, apart... [Read More]
by RSS Glen Kemp  |  Jun 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
We have all embraced online searching and shopping. The days of driving around town to compare costs or referring to the most current newspaper advertisement for a bargain have long gone. Today’s consumer reaches out via the Internet on a variety of devices to check product reviews, find discount coupons, locate attractions, and read email sales notices from their favorite companies. Analysis of data allows a business to study consumer needs and intentions Technology enables business to track consumer behavior while connected to a Wi-fi... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Mar 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
There are a lot of trends and conversations being explored at this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA. Among the most talked about is just how vulnerable businesses are when there is no protection around social media usage by employees. While this topic can certainly set off controversy, it doesn’t necessarily have to if you have the right security strategy in place. Digital Strategist Jonas Tichenor speaks with Fortinet Security Strategist Richard Henderson about social media and ways to keep your organization safe. [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 22, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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 & News
Fortinet has a broad portfolio of security hardware, but a lesser known bit of freeware from the company recently caught my eye. I just recently began working with Fortinet and have been familiarizing myself with their hardware and software. I’ve known about the company for years, but their product portfolio is pretty deep, so it was time for a closer look. Ironically, it wasn’t the ridiculously fast next gen firewalls or integrated UTM/WiFi products that initially caught my eye. It was a free Windows utility for planning wireless deployments... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 28, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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 & News
FortiOS 5.2 is now available! Below is a collection of videos to introduce you to the updates and features of 5.2. What's New in FortiOS 5.2? This video is an overview of the new features and updates available in FortiOS 5.2, including FortiView Dashboards, ATP/NGFW Enhancements, IPsec and SSL VPN updates, unified Policy management, and more. Basic Firewall in 5.2 Creating and ordering firewall policies is fundamental to any kind of network configuration. This video provides an overview of using policy best practices when creating multiple... [Read More]
by RSS Jonah Davidson  |  Jul 07, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
When companies grow, their networks grow with them. What naturally follows is a growth in administration. As a Systems Engineer in the Nordics I meet a lot of quickly growing companies and they have a lot in common when it comes to facing the challenges of their rapid growth. Typically they will have very flat network structures and simple security solutions all managed by a single person or a very small team. These small teams are made up of generalists that need to cover everything including virtual environments, storage, networks, firewalls and... [Read More]
by RSS Nils von Greyerz  |  May 14, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
After working in the reseller channel for many years, I've spent a lot of time with many firewall products. It wasn't until I recently joined Fortinet that I had a real opportunity to get to grips with the FortiGate firewall. I was impressed at the wide capabilities of the box, but a few things stuck out as being unique. These are not necessarily the kind of features that a salesman would blurt out during his 30 second elevator pitch, but that make living with and using the product on a daily basis a pleasant experience. Out of box experience This... [Read More]
by RSS Glen Kemp  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall