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These are challenging times for security leaders. Business pressures require faster processing of more data, and support for more devices than ever before. Critical data that used to be housed in a secured datacenter now moves across an increasingly complex ecosystem of networked environments, including IoT, cloud, mobile devices and workers, and virtualized networks. The rate of change in some environments is so rapid that many organizations simply can’t keep up. A recent Forrester survey of 342 security leaders found that the largest... [Read More]
by RSS Neil Matz  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Q: You joined Fortinet recently after three decades in cybersecurity roles in government, including most recently the NSA. What has that experience taught you about the nature and scope of the threats that organizations face these days? Some people say that street cops and detectives see an especially negative view of humanity, because, more often than not, they are called to assist with an unlawful or sad situation.  Similarly, coming from the foreign intelligence business, you get a first-hand view of what foreign adversaries aspire to... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Sixteen years ago, Fortinet predicted the emergence of a digital economy where data would be driving business. We understood that this would require scaling the Internet to support hyperconnected network infrastructures. To accomplish this, network infrastructures that hadn’t fundamentally changed for decades would have to be radically redesigned. The challenge was that traditional security solutions were never designed to protect this new environment. To meet this challenge, we began engineering security tools around a universal operating... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Fortinet is proud to be a Platinum Plus Sponsor at Black Hat’s 20th anniversary conference, being held this July 22-27 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Our booth is #915. This year’s booth includes a live theater, and we have lined up great presentations from Fabric-Ready Partners, as well as from some of Fortinet’s top solutions experts.  The presentation schedule will be posted online before the show, and a schedule will also be available at the booth. In addition, Derek Manky, Fortinet’s... [Read More]
by RSS Mike Morgan  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Today’s digital economy is driving a technology revolution. Networks now include on-demand infrastructure, cloud-based services, software defined perimeters, and the growth of smart devices and IoT. Networks and infrastructures are also increasingly hyperconnected. What’s been missing is a security strategy to protect these new environments. The Internet was first begun as a point-to-point networking solution 50 years ago. The first generation of security was connection-oriented because it was primarily a firewall and VPN that... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Last year, Gartner launched a new website and service called Peer Insights. Its goal is to provide organizations looking at adopting new technologies or solutions with access to the collective knowledge and experience of IT professionals that have already evaluated and adopted similar technology. Their posted reviews offer detailed perspectives and firsthand experience with a wide range of solutions for every phase of the IT lifecycle - from evaluation and implementation to service and support. In the Enterprise Firewall category, for example,... [Read More]
by RSS Trish Borrmann  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Fortinet’s FortiGate solution has just shifted into the leader’s quadrant in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report. This report acknowledges the ‘completeness’ of our Security Fabric vision, along with our ability to execute, as factors for our advanced placement. We believe the Magic Quadrant results provide a great opportunity to highlight key innovations that are driving our vision for the future of enterprise firewalls. FortiGate is the most patented security solution in the world.... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Fortinet is proud to be a Sponsor at Microsoft Inspire 2017. This year’s worldwide partner conference is being held July 9-13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Visit us at Booth #1015, or Table #SC3-11 in the Connect meeting area We will be providing security demos, including cloud-based solutions designed for Microsoft Azure, at Fortinet Booth #1015. Attendees can also schedule a meeting with the Fortinet team at table SC3-11 in the Connect meeting area through their personal MyInspire page.... [Read More]
by RSS Mike Morgan  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
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Fortinet’s UTM solutions have been positioned in the leader’s quadrant of Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management report for the 8th year in a row. In this year’s report, Gartner recognized the ‘completeness’ of our solution, which includes the Security Fabric vision, and we also achieved the highest placement for our ability to execute on that vision. Unified Threat Management, or UTM, solutions consolidate security and networking functions into a single device to simplify business infrastructures... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The emerging trend towards security automation is becoming essential for cloud deployment. Traditionally, businesses configure a Web Application Firewall with static policies to address unchanging, known-bad threats. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to get them all right in Public Cloud environment. With a growing number of attack variants, more rules you add the more potential there is to run into false positives. FortiWeb’s integration with the Azure Security Center now allows customers to take a reactive policy approach to web security... [Read More]
by RSS Cynthia Hseih  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology