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This week, Fortinet hosted Fast and Secure in Dallas, Texas. Almost 200 Service Providers, influencers, and decision makers attended this event to discuss the impact that the transition to a digital economy and new digital business models are having on their business. We sat down with Matt Pley, Fortinet’s Vice President of Cloud, Carriers, Service Providers, & Strategic Accounts to get his key takeaways from the event. [Read More]
by RSS Matt Pley, John Welton  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Like every other service provider segment, MSOs are looking for ways to leverage recent changes in technology and customer buying patterns in order to expand their addressable market and service offerings. MSOs now have an opportunity to claim a larger share of this growing business market by providing a new set of commercial services built on a number of new technologies. With the commercial availability of SD-WAN technology, for example, MSO’s now have a path to create competitive offerings that were previously confined to telecommunications... [Read More]
by RSS Rick Mashburn  |  Nov 30, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
I’m excited to be at Protect 2016, HPE’s largest security event of the year! Over 2,000 security professionals at the event will explore an integrated approach to security and risk management, and learn how to make effective security simple. At Fortinet, we hold similar values. The modern response to increasingly challenging security issues happening in increasingly complex networked environments needs to be simplicity. As networks become more complicated, many organizations tend to keep adding new security devices to an already overburdened... [Read More]
by RSS Neil Prasad  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
If current trends bear out, virtualization is poised to revolutionize networking. As communication service providers (CSPs) look for opportunities to provide greater value to their customers and deal with competition from non-traditional competitors, they have embraced SDN and NFV to catalyze an amazing network and services transformation. Many feel that SDN and NFV will allow networking to join a trajectory that has already revolutionized storage and compute by creating on-demand access to networking resources and enabling a vast new set of services. A... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Orgias  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Can mobile carriers afford to put the loyalty of 47 percent of their customers at risk in the wake of a security breach? These are the stakes, according to a Nokia survey of more than 20,000 global customers. Carrier networks are at the forefront of today’s service revolution. With the expansion of cloud-based services and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), carrier service offerings and network traffic are expected to grow exponentially into the future. In addition to the influx of connected devices thanks to IoT, carriers are... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Orgias  |  Sep 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Change is coming to service provider networking, and evolving customer expectations around agility, service flexibility, and pricing are driving it. In recent weeks, both AT&T and Verizon have made key announcements on the approach they plan to take with regard to network service virtualization - a transition birthed and catalyzed by the extraordinary high adoption rate of cloud based delivery, and the changes in customer attitudes about the best way to consume IT services. While the specifics of their new network offerings vary, the intent... [Read More]
by RSS By Richard Orgias  |  Aug 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Internet use is ubiquitous in the age of IoT. The role of and access to the Internet in our lives is top of mind. Tyson Macaulay shares some thoughts given the recent government ruling around net neutrality. Q: The government’s recent ruling on net neutrality affirms that broadband Internet should be treated as a utility, not a luxury. What does this mean for the regulations that will be put on web users and access to online content? The intent is that large media players and service providers cannot buy a competitive advantage from... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jun 23, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For carriers today, it seems there are always fresh opportunities to deliver new and possibly lucrative network services for businesses and consumers. The growth of IoT alone holds tremendous potential for business opportunities. However, this is also a time of risk for carriers, as they face increasingly sophisticated security threats. Fortinet's Richard Orgias offers some perspectives on the current state of the industry.    1) What are the biggest security threats carriers and service providers are facing right now?  The... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends