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The cloud, Internet of Things (IoT),  mobility, and big data analytics are four primary trends that are driving change, and financial services organizations are being tasked to keep up. While digital business is simplifying life for the users of financial services, companies are being forced to deal with these trends’ impact on the makeup and footprint of their security solutions. The need for an architecture and strategy that is fully suited to support these trends is paramount to success. As a result, today’s financial services... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Apr 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
FortiGuard Labs has put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions you may have about the new emerging technology called WebAssembly (WA). What is WebAssembly? WebAssembly is a low-level, portable, binary format for the web that aims to speed up web apps. It is designed to parse faster (up to 20X), and execute faster than JavaScript (JS). When was it announced? The WebAssembly Community Group was created in April 2015, with the mission of “promoting early-stage cross-browser collaboration on a new, portable,... [Read More]
by RSS David Maciejak  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
In every country and region in the world, tax season is also a time when we see a spike in scams, phishing, and targeted malware. The tax return season in the US is coming to the end. Have you filed your tax return yet? Did you receive any notifications from the IRS (the Internal Revenue Service) in your email?  We did, but not from the real IRS. (Remember, the IRS never communicates important information with taxpayers by email.) FortiGuard Labs recently collected a number of malware samples related to the current tax season in the US.... [Read More]
by RSS Xiaopeng Zhang  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
According to a recent prediction detailed in the Deloitte Global TMT Predictions 2017 report, incidents of DDoS are expected to rise to 10 million attacks during the year. The escalation of DDoS, according to them, is primarily due to the growing base of insecure IoT devices, readily available online instructions for unskilled attackers, and rising uplink data speeds. One of the solutions Deloitte Global has recommended is certification marks for connected devices. They propose that device vendors should obtain security certification for their... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Companies are building out flexible and scalable infrastructure with the use of private and public clouds. This makes maintaining a strong and consistent security posture both essential and difficult. To meet this challenge, Fortinet is enhancing its security capabilities across private, infrastructure, and application clouds through our Security Fabric. This ranges from increased scalability, new public cloud features, and SaaS visibility via a new CASB offering, all delivering optimal security performance at cloud-scale. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Apr 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
FortiGate 7060E – Delivering Layer 7 Security without Performance Compromises In today’s cloud scale data centers, security is front and center. The changing threat landscape, more and increasingly diverse threats, and much larger attack surfaces have made security top of mind for CIOs and IT teams worldwide. Networks are undergoing a radical transformation. With over 35B IoT devices attaching to networks, and a global cloud revolution fueled by a hyper-connected digital economy and driven by data, by 2020 almost all traffic entering... [Read More]
by RSS Rajoo Nagar  |  Apr 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Investigate technologies that employ automation to analyze suspicious attachments, Web sites, and other avenues of attack. Fortinet delivers proactive malware identification and an unparalleled depth of analysis capabilities. This includes machine learning analysis capabilities backed up by a dedicated team of human analysts. Ask how FortiGuard Cyber Threat Intelligence services can be leveraged with the Fortinet Security Fabric to provide the strongest malware protection available in the industry. [Read More]
by RSS Keith Rayle  |  Apr 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
What follows is Part 2 of a two-part interview with Fortinet’s James Cabe on the journey to security automation. Recognizing that most organizations are not prepared to make the jump to automation today, the following presents a realistic timeline to get from an intelligent network to truly automated, intent-based security, and a discussion of what that intent-based security will look like. What is the timeline for getting to automation and intent-based security? When we talk about the evolution of security, we talk about what it should... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
As the threat landscape continues to evolve and the cyberskills gap remains a challenge, automation and intent-based security are becoming timely discussions when thinking about the future of cybersecurity. Fortinet’s James Cabe shares some perspective from the trenches. What follows is Part 1 of a two-part overview of the path to automation, beginning with where we need to be and what it will take to get there. Part 2 will discuss a realistic timeline to get from an intelligent network to truly automated, intent-based security, as well as... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Today’s cybercriminals run their operations like a business, and to be successful they constantly invest in the latest tools in order to circumvent security and breach the networks of their targeted victims. As a result, today’s security landscape is highly dynamic and constantly evolving. [Read More]
by RSS Prasanna Tapkire  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News