enterprise firewall


Over the last couple of years, cyberattacks have evolved in both scale and effectiveness, affecting organizations across all industries and geographic regions. Successful cyberattacks are a growing industry-wide problem in spite of billions being spent on cybersecurity solutions. Part of the reason is that new techniques- and in fact a mature supporting cybercrime ecosystem- for penetration and evading detection have reduced the effectiveness of many traditional defenses. The lingering effects of a successful attack often have devastating consequences,... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The need for real-time access to critical data is driving today’s digital transformation. The volume of data being generated, the proliferation of data mining applications, and consumer expectations about access to information are all increasing the value of data and making effective data management and orchestration increasingly critical. Which makes securing that data more important than ever. Which is why Fortinet is a Signature Sponsor at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld 2017 conference, being held October 1-5 at the Moscone... [Read More]
by RSS Traci Anderson  |  Sep 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
When the first firewalls were developed and deployed, their primary role was to act as sentinels monitoring traffic moving into, and sometimes out of the network. These devices would look at packets, network addresses, and ports to determine if data should be allowed through or blocked. A good analogy is airline travel. In the first few iterations of the firewall, data was simply checked to see if it had a ticket, and if its credentials were in order it were allowed to board the plane. Then application traffic took off, and first generation firewalls... [Read More]
by RSS Nirav Shah  |  Sep 28, 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
Networks are evolving rapidly. The proliferation of devices, users, applications, and services has made the network edge more porous, while at the same time expanding the attack surface. And these remote devices and applications are now commonly accessing data center resources in a way unimaginable just a few years ago. Add IoT and Cloud to a highly mobile and distributed network, and you have created the perfect storm for disaster. Security has evolved organically as well. But not in a way that complements the evolution of the network. Instead,... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 02, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet is conducting a 2010 network security survey. Completing the 15 multiple choice questions automatically enters takers into a drawing for a chance to win one of three new Apple iPads. By taking this survey, you are helping us better understand what the users see as significant trends that are occurring in the security industry. While your answers will remain anonymous, we ask for your email at the end of the survey so that you can be notified should you be one of the three lucky iPad winners. Winners will be announced in August. Questions... [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  May 26, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research