Business & Technology
We have just announced our annual Fortinet Accelerate global partner and user conference, taking place on February 26 – March 1, 2018 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. This year we are expecting more than 2,000 customers, partners, industry leaders, and technical experts to come together to share industry trends and discuss the latest advances in technologies and strategies.
This year’s Accelerate 2018 event includes:
Ken Xie, Fortinet’s founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, is enthusiastic about our expanded Accelerate conference, which now includes Fortinet customers and users. Ken explained that, “Accelerate 18 will be Fortinet’s largest partner and user conference to date, as we bring together thousands of customers and partners from around the globe to learn, collaborate and network.”
Collaboration with customers and partners is an integral part of our commitment to meaningful technology development. Ken went on to say, “At Fortinet we believe that the only way to achieve industry-leading impact is to innovate by strength in numbers through an environment that fosters partnership around ideas, technology, and vision to effectively secure networks today and into the future.”
Ken will also be speaking about securing the future of the Internet and the need to develop what he calls innate security. Today’s interconnected and highly distributed network environments, being driven by digital transformation, require a new generation of security innovation that is built in rather than bolted on. These include:
Other keynotes will focus on shifting cybersecurity concerns around Operational Technology (OT), especially for critical infrastructures. Public cloud security concerns, physical security, next generation security and the security fabric, public cloud, and advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning by both cybercriminals and security professionals.
These addresses will help organizations see and respond to zero-day threats much faster, as well as sense intrusions and bad behavior as they are happening. They will also serve to increase our levels of threat intelligence, automate the detection and remediation of intrusions, and provide us with a single pane-of-glass for transparent security visibility and controls.
The volume and sophistication of malware threats today requires an intelligent and integrated defense. This year’s more than 60 breakout sessions and labs will provide attendees with access to the latest research, insight, and technologies across a wide variety of security trends and technologies.
Interactive sessions will cover a broad range of cybersecurity topics, including securing the multi-cloud, SD-WAN, getting smart about cybersecurity with AI and machine learning, GDPR, service provider network transformation, and much more. Technical training as part of the NSE Program will also be available, and for those attendees who want deeper technical training, a series of pre-conference workshops, as well as NSE technical training covering NSE 4 – 7, are being offered by our top rated training teams for an additional fee.
Much of this content will include the latest research coming out of FortiGuard Labs. Our multilayer approach to security analysis includes deep machine learning capabilities built around our state of the art Self Evolving Detection System (SEDS) and Artificial Neural Network (ANN). This system provides unique insights and a real-time strategic view into the threat landscape.
Plan to walk away from this year’s conference with a deeper understanding of the security challenges that lie before us, the technologies and best practices from both Fortinet and our ecosystem of partners that can be relied on to mitigate current and new risks, and a rich set of information that will help you make more informed decisions and better protect your environment. There will also be plenty of time to network with industry peers and experts at on-site meals and evening events.
You can find more details about Accelerate 18, along with registration and early bird discounts, on our new Accelerate web page.