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Having secure, reliable access to the internet is no longer an option. It’s necessary. This is especially true for schools, as curriculum and resources are increasingly moving online and cyberattacks are becoming more frequent. In fact, data shows that 141 US school districts have reported one or more cyber incidents since 2016. To meet these needs, K-12 schools and districts across the United States are currently in the process of applying for E-rate for Funding Year 2018. The E-rate program from the Universal Service Administration... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
If healthcare providers can’t figure out how to safely adopt IoMT and operate in the digital age, they won’t survive. One of the benefits of consolidations, mergers and acquisitions is that the acquiring practice is oftentimes now acting as a SaaS provider for the smaller, acquired practice – including providing cybersecurity. Because networks are more complicated than ever before, security is only as strong as its weakest link.  [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The 2017 CETPA Annual Conference will be held from November 14th– 17th at the Pasadena Convention Center. Fortinet is excited to be sponsoring and attending this event. We encourage attendees to visit with our team at booth number 423.  Additionally, Fortinet will be participating in multiple events and presentations to inform education IT professionals of best practices for securing their networks in the evolving threat landscape and protecting personal data with increased network visibility.  [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The healthcare sector has been under increasing attack from cybercriminals with a variety of tactics and motivations. In fact, cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers increased 63 percent in 2016. The increased attention cybercriminals are giving the healthcare space is not surprising. The protected health information and other personally identifiable information (PII) that healthcare practices store about their patients is exactly the type of data that is easily monetized. Once cybercriminals breach healthcare networks and exfiltrate patient... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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
Security today relies on total visibility across the distributed network, as well deep insight into threats gathered and correlated from across the globe. But visibility isn’t enough. It needs to be combined with an integrated security architecture, such as the Fortinet Security Fabric, that can actively convert that visibility into actionable intelligence. The Global Security Fabric Over the past few months we have written a lot about Fortinet’s new Security Fabric framework that, for the first time, can correlate intelligence... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Sep 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Recently, I had the pleasure of leading a FortiGate-5000 series chassis deployment. While I’ve worked on the 5000 series before, this was my first “soup to nuts” deployment of our 4th generation chassis. The 5000 series is not merely a very large appliance. It is a vessel for FortiGate and FortiController blades. The firewall is actually a cluster of FG-5001D worker blades that rely on the 5144C chassis for power and connectivity. With two NP6 ASICS, each FG-5001D has similar throughput characteristics to the FG-1500D appliance. However, apart... [Read More]
by RSS Glen Kemp  |  Jun 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
We have all embraced online searching and shopping. The days of driving around town to compare costs or referring to the most current newspaper advertisement for a bargain have long gone. Today’s consumer reaches out via the Internet on a variety of devices to check product reviews, find discount coupons, locate attractions, and read email sales notices from their favorite companies. Analysis of data allows a business to study consumer needs and intentions Technology enables business to track consumer behavior while connected to a Wi-fi... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Mar 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
There are a lot of trends and conversations being explored at this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA. Among the most talked about is just how vulnerable businesses are when there is no protection around social media usage by employees. While this topic can certainly set off controversy, it doesn’t necessarily have to if you have the right security strategy in place. Digital Strategist Jonas Tichenor speaks with Fortinet Security Strategist Richard Henderson about social media and ways to keep your organization safe. [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 22, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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