The latest channel exec to sit in the Channelnomics hotseat is Fortinet's VP of operations and channels. Fortinet is 100 percent channel-led. We do not have a mixed sales model like many other organizations do, which provides us with a significant advantage and a broad extended sales force.
Ken Xie, CEO of Fortinet and a summit panelist, told eWEEK: "The biggest obstacle is that our industry is extremely short-handed: It's estimated we can only fulfill one in every 20 technology positions needed in the cyber-security space. Who will mitigate the threat? Where and who are the cyber-SWAT teams? Who will train the responders? These questions remain unanswered."
Fortinet, McAfee Labs, Palo Alto Networks and Symantec co-founded the cyber threat alliance to drive a coordinated industry effort against cyber adversaries through deep collaboration on threat intelligence and sharing indicators of compromise.
Ken Xie, CEO of Fortinet, also a summit panelist, told eWEEK that "there are opportunities within the industry to enact standards that could better ensure the efficacy of solutions and those who implement them."
The administration outlined a few steps that tech companies will be taking, including a cyber-threat sharing partnership from the Cyber Threat Alliance, a group founded last year by Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks, which now includes McAfee, Symantec, Barracuda Networks, ReversingLabs, Telefónica, and Zscaler among its ranks.
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