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Just about everyone has a firewall of some sort. But does it really need to be “next gen”? Gartner and other industry analysts have made a lot of the “Next Generation Firewall” market, or NGFW for short. It isn’t just hype, though. Threats faced by organizations of all sizes as we head into 2015 are so sophisticated, varied, and, most importantly, dangerous, that traditional firewalls are simply inadequate to protect users and networked resources. The next gen firewall addresses both emerging threats and more common attacks without bogging... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 12, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
If our kids spent as much time studying as they do bypassing firewalls, we’d be cranking out Rhodes Scholars left and right. I spent several years as one of those all-too-typical public school tech guys. I taught math and science most of the time and had an extra period off during the day to handle every bit of technology in the school. Desktops, laptops, servers, network infrastructure, databases, you name it. Sometimes I had an intern (one semester I had two!). I’m not complaining - this is the reality for many public schools that, like countless... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 03, 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
Hackers have been using evasion techniques for years to get malicious payloads past firewalls. Make sure your firewall is set up out of the box to detect these attacks. So-called evasion techniques have been part of the hacker’s toolkit for years. Evasion techniques attempt to confuse, overwhelm, or blind firewalls with unexpected data, letting the bad guys (or bots) circumvent intrusion detection algorithms and launch attacks or sneak malicious payloads past the firewall. Next gen firewalls (NGFWs) are generally designed to, among other things,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 09, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
At Fortinet we work hard every single day to build solutions that deliver world-class security with unparalleled value. Our teams of engineers, developers and specialists located across the globe work tirelessly to improve our current products and bring new technologies to market. The world of network security is one that continues to expand and grow at a break neck pace. More and more people are becoming aware of the importance of security with what seems to be a never ending torrent of news about massive credit card thefts, breaches, and security... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Sep 29, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In case you missed it, the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management is out. Obviously, this is something that we at Fortinet are very proud of and because of its significance; however it is worth calling out a few points relating to this report. Qualification – For starters, I think it’s worth calling out that every vendor listed in a Magic Quadrant deserves recognition and reward. It is no easy task, nor is it a trivial manner just to qualify for an MQ, and for this reason, placement in ANY quadrant position – Leader,... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  Aug 11, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
If you're a small to mid-size Enterprise, you have seen the headlines about increasingly advanced, and targeted, attacks but you may not be sure how to protect your network and data. Or you might be thinking you're too small to attract targeted attacks. Or even if you may be a target you think you can't afford to deploy Next Generation Firewalls. Today, Fortinet announced the availability of the new FortiGate-300D and 500D. These new models extend our top-rated NGFW line, setting a new level in affordability and threat protection with 5x Next Generation... [Read More]
by RSS Tamir Hardof  |  Jul 09, 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
As a security professional for the past decade, I've seen quite a few evolutions in the threat landscape over the years- as I imagine have most of you. Does the following sound familiar and recent to you? First came enterprise-class anti-virus (AV) tools, then desktop firewalls and anti-spyware protection. With each technical advance, however, would-be attackers changed their tactics -- or morphed the latest virus or Trojan just enough for it to sail past the defenses. It's reached the point where AV and spyware just don't seem able to cope... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  May 21, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It's that time of year again. Indeed, RSA Conference 2014 is just a few days away and Fortinet has a host of announcements, presentations and social events lined up for the event. First, the basics: Fortinet's booth is #1317, located in the center aisle of Moscone South Hall. That's important to know, because it will be the launching point for myriad of our product demos, presentations and giveaways the week of February 24. Fortinet Booth As always, Fortinet presenters will be on hand at the booth to demonstrate an extensive array of products.... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Feb 19, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends