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There have been some news items floating around the Internet discussing a weakness in the ANSI X9.31 random number generator (RNG) known as DUHK (for Don't Use Hard-coded Keys) that had affected older FortiGate devices. An update was issued more than a year ago when the flaw was first announced to Fortinet. [Read More]
by RSS FortiGuard SE Team  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Security and IT professionals at large enterprises across all industries are faced with the daily task of having to secure an expanding attack surface. Vulnerable points of entry used to live within the organization’s walls, where firewalls and inline security tools could protect them. But networks have now evolved into a constantly evolving, borderless environment thanks to cloud usage, the Internet of Things (IoT), and an increasingly mobile workforce. Technological advances, paired with a surge of digitally savvy employees flooding the... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  May 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Even for companies that don’t normally allow users to work from home, the holidays practically beg for remote work...and plenty of security threats. Earlier this week, Fortinet published a blog and infographic on ways to secure your holiday shopping. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are nearly upon us, after all, and if 2014 has taught us nothing else, it’s that retailers are vulnerable to attacks and data breaches. But holiday security concerns aren’t just about consumers, credit cards, and spending money on dodgy websites. How many of us... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 27, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As increasing numbers of employees work from home, organizations often overlook the security needs of remote workers. Telework predates the BYOD phenomenon by decades. Despite Yahoo!’s move to the contrary, many organizations are shrinking their office spaces and expanding their employees’ ability to work from home. Employees value the flexibility and the lack of a commute, while employers value lower operating costs and workers who happily blur the line between home and professional life, working extended hours long after they might have left... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 05, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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
It is that time of year again when Fortinet's FortiGuard labs reveals their top threat predictions for the coming year. Below you will find a visual outline of our threat predictions. For the full report please see our Top 10 Threat Predictions for 2014 [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Dec 03, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
VPN - for organizations with a remote and traveling workforce, it's a necessary feature of network security. Almost everyone who has logged into their organization's network from outside the corporate firewall has likely had to navigate a VPN connection in order to access sensitive corporate data and send private communications. With an expanding mobile and traveling workforce, it's not about to disappear any time soon. But what exactly is VPN? And why is it a critical component of security architecture? At a high level, a Virtual Private Network,... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Nov 26, 2013  |  Filed in:
It is fair to say that most remote and traveling workers know that no public Wi-Fi hotspot is, or will ever be, deemed completely safe. But these days, that rings especially true for Windows Phone users when connecting to public wireless networks. Earlier this month, Microsoft issued an advisory warning users that a critical flaw in Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 could leave users susceptible to password theft when connecting to rogue Wi-Fi networks. Specifically, the flaw resides in a Wi-Fi authentication mechanism -- PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 - which enables... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Sep 26, 2013  |  Filed in: Business and Technology