WiFi


Network security is a complex subject that requires those in charge to stay on the lookout for the latest industry news and events. Here, you, our channel partners, will find all of the information you need to answer your current and prospective customers’ questions moving into the fall. [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
In the new digital economy, access to data is critical. Meeting the shifting demands of consumers, monitoring and managing critical network and system components in real time, and creating algorithms to extract meaningful information from the Big Data these devices can generate are all necessary to compete in the new digital marketplace. Part of this digital transformation is the adoption of IoT devices and networks, which continue to be deployed in networks at an unprecedented rate. [Read More]
by RSS Phil Keeley, Peter Newton  |  Sep 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly. Doctors, nurses, and hospital staff need the most up-to-date information and technology at their fingertips at a moment’s notice. While technological advances improve efficiency, patient care, and overall experience, they also bring new challenges in terms of network and WLAN security. Wireless local area networks (WLAN) are increasingly operating web-facing applications and supporting critical functions required by both new technology and user demand. This makes the wireless network a high impact... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet recently talked with Michael Dierickx, director of security engineering and information security officer, about Panasonic Avionics’ security priorities and the tools they use to keep customers’ information safe on today’s connected aircraft.  [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Wireless access has not only revolutionized networks. It has profoundly changed our culture. It has transformed how and where we work, how we interact through social media, and how we stay connected with family and friends. The challenge we are now facing is Wi-Fi saturation. Given the number of connected devices online now, and the predictions for exponential growth over just the next few years, we need to ensure that we are building wireless networks that can accommodate both the volume of connections and connected devices coming, the increase... [Read More]
by RSS Kaushik Dash, Harish Gnanasambandam, Vikas Banerjee  |  May 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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
Every smartphone these days is equipped with ways to connect to WiFi. When your phone is looking for networks to join, it’s detectable by local routers. In a retail store, there’s often additional equipment that can detect your phone’s WiFi capabilities, note your device’s unique ID number, and track your device over time as you move through the store. Retail stores can use this technology to determine the flow of customer foot traffic, analyse conversion rates, and research dwell times in the stores. They can then use... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Mar 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Ok, it’s not as sexy as unboxing the latest iDevice, but I’m pretty excited about the new Fortinet equipment that just arrived today. Unboxing blogs and videos are rarely anything to get excited about. A reviewer showing off a new toy that a manufacturer sends out to generate some buzz or the latest bit of kit that us geeks just can’t refrain from sharing as soon as that big white truck arrives at our door isn't anything new. My wife calls them nerdy stripteases. I can’t say she’s wrong, but here I go with what may be the nerdiest unboxing... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 18, 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
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